Twain again

Whenever a quotable quote is needed, the words of Mark Twain get a run. So it is fitting that on this 30 November I celebrate 180 years since the birth of this great American author and humourist with a Twain quote wrap. No dodgy graphics of Tom Sawyer whitewashing the fence for me (I have to come clean […]

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Checking in on your partner

Well partners 29 November is Square Dancing Day. Yessireee Bob. Square Dancing Day has its origins in the traditional dances of England, Ireland and Scotland. The new settlers to North America brought this tradition with them and the dances set to the music of guitar, banjo, fiddles and accordions, have been evolving ever since. The […]

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Shakespeare in love

Whenever any member of my family travels to the UK we always bring my mother back a Christmas tree ornament of an historical figure. They are mini works of art and there’s nothing I like better than a miniature. So you can imagine how excited I was  when I discovered that history has it that on 28 November 1582 William Shakespeare […]

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O Christmas tree

This Friday 27 November gives us just five weeks until Christmas, so it’s time to seriously start thinking about decorating and that means the Christmas tree. Now there is serious debate as to when a Christmas tree and the accompanying decorations should go up and indeed down. Thanks to rampant commercialism you would be forgiven […]

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What’s love got to do with it

Today 26 November we say Happy Birthday to Tina Turner, the pop icon born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush Tennessee in 1939. Can you believe Tina of the big voice, numerous awards and gold records, amazing legs and super amazing hair is 76 today? C’mon…we know you secretly love We Don’t Need Another Hero, The […]

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Two sides to the story

For 25 November I have entered the word of double sided paper and combined paper from both sides to form a two piece wrap with a purple bow picking up the colour highlights of the flora. I love how double sided paper kind of matches and kind of doesn’t but because the same palette is used it […]

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Finch or beagle?

Today 24 November is the birthday of Charles Darwin. My first thoughts went to the iconic pictures of man progressing through the ages but when you see that as the daily home page image of Google you know there has to be another angle. So I narrowed it down to the Beagle (don’t like to show off […]

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Fibonacci blue

Today 23 November is Fibonacci Day which recognises the contribution of Leonardo of Pisa ( don’t even dream of getting this mixed up with Leonardo da Vinci) better known as Fibonacci, to mathematics, art and natural science. As we all know a Fibonacci sequence is a series of numbers where a number is the sum […]

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Tears of Joy

Today 22 November we are acknowledging the recent announcement of the Oxford Dictionary word of the year. But be warned….it’s a controversial decision because it’s not a word at all….it’s a symbol and the win has observers deeply divided. That’s right…..the face with tears of joy emoji is the Oxford Dictionary word of the year, […]

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A bundle of bunnies

Happy Birthday to you… Happy Birthday to you… Happy Birthday dear Zarah… Happy Birthday to you… Birthday wishes on this 21 November to my extra favourite 2 year old who really is the cutest little bunny with a cherry on top. I was initially going to use a matchey matchey plain ribbon with this but […]

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