First Sugarplum Children’s Picnic is Huge Success

We were so thrilled to have hosted the first ever Sugarplum Children’s Picnic in Oxfordshire at the weekend – with around 40 children attending, half of whom had T1.   Sharky & George kept them all entertained for 3 very hot hours, playing games including Tug of War, catapulting water bombs and lots of jumping on and under their multicoloured parachute  – pictures below.

For tea they all sat on straw bales eating sandwiches, sugar free jelly, corn crisps, sausages and cup cakes (even children T1 are allowed a sweet cupcake once in a while!), whilst the grown ups all got to know each other and compared stories about living with a child (or in some cases, two children) with diabetes.   Most amazing of all, was seeing the children compare pumps and do blood tests   – something which would bring a tear to the eye of even the strongest oaf parents.

We look forward to welcoming many many more children and parents to the next picnic in 2015.


The Sugarplum Children’s Picnic – 20th July

I have emailed lots of you to talk about the idea of me organising a large children’s party in London , but which sadly, with so many other commitments over the next few months, I’m just not going to be able to organise anymore……..HOWEVER, instead, Ive decided to have the first Sugarplum Children’s Picnic at our house in Oxfordshire, on 20th July.

This date marke Aliena’s 2nd anniversary, and my husband and i would love for as many of you as possible to be there.  I will post the invitation and more details on the site later this week, but in the meantime, should you want to know more about it, please email me




The Sugarplum Dinner – November 2013

One Mayfair played host to the first ever Sugarplum Dinner on November 20th 2013, which raised £257,000 for JDRF, the main type 1 diabetes research charity in the world.  As well as a who’s who of London’s A list, the dinner was also attended by the Home Secretary Theresa May (who has type 1), Lord Julian Fellowes, Pippa Middleton, and Poppy Delevingne. Find out more…