Brown Paper Packages

Many would insist today’s focus should be Back to the Future Day because 21 October 1985 was the date of the first time travel experience in the first Back to the Future movie. In the second movie, Doc, Marty and Jennifer travel to 21 October 2015. But our heart really isn’t in that movie. It […]

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Love the written word

Today 20 October is National Day on Writing, a U.S. Based celebration of writing which first took place on this day in 2009. The US Senate Passed resolutions from 2009 to 2014 to honour writing in all its forms and draw attention to the remarkable variety of writing we all engage in. My wrap is an […]

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A curly one

For 19 October we continue the Spotober theme by recycling some hot pink foil and Kraft dots dots and matching it with pink foil curling ribbon. Now I am not not not a fan of curling ribbon ( and have been known to mock it) but just sometimes an abundance of pop colour curls (which I zjooshed […]

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Oddly enough

We are heading into the season… serious gift wrapping preparation season that is ….where we share the creativity, fun and thought of gift wrapping so that the skills are in place before Christmas rolls around ( only 10 more Fridays until Christmas). So on 18 October I want to share with you the outcome of one […]

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The Von Trapp wrap

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the Sound of Music (loved the Gaga number and Julie hug at the Oscars) and fans are flocking to Salzburg to lap up all things Von Trapp. Today 17 October, the city of Salzburg will host a celebratory gala, complete with original cast members, in […]

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A cheeky new element

On 16 October 2006, American and Russian scientists controversially announced the discovery of a new chemical element with the atomic number 118, temporarily designated as Ununoctium. On the periodic table of elements it is a p-block element and the last one of the 7th period. It is currently the only synthetic member of group 18 […]

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The Danish Prince

Prince Christian of Denmark, Count of Monpezat, was born on 15 October 2005. Can you believe the eldest child of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary is 10 years old? Prince Christian is second in the Danish line of succession after his dad and when he takes the throne he will become the first […]

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Spotober

Today 14 October we are going all out with spots for Spotober… The month when all things spotty get their rightful recognition. There are many ways to use the spots… For the orderly among us there are identical standard spots ( it is after all also World Standards Day today) or of course there are […]

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The Prime Meridian

It was on this day 13 October in 1884 that Greenwich in London was established as the universal time meridian of longitude. You gotta love the prime meridian. We have chosen a world longitude map in a range of blues showing 0 longitude through Greenwich. We really do like wrapping with maps because they are […]

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Hola

Today 12 October is the UN Spanish Language Day. The event was established by UNESCO in 2010 to celebrate multilingualism and diversity. The day also provides an opportunity to promote equal use of all six of the UN’s working languages (pub trivia question: can you name all six UN working languages??) 12 October is observed […]

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