Valentine Blokes

It’s 3 February  and for us calendar watchers, that means Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Ask people what images are conjured up by Valentines Day gifts and predictably you’ll get roses, petals, perfume, blush coloured under garments and lots and lots of chocolate with girlie girl wrapping to match. That’s okay and if that’s your thing […]

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Oh la la

Oh la la…30 January is Croissant Day. All those layers of buttery goodness. There’s some debate as to whether the croissant is French or Austrian with a little bit of an Ottoman Empire twist. But do we care about that? Non! We are more interested in the fabulous pop art wrap with a melted butter […]

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Bubble my heart

After all the excitement of BWAD (Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day), you will forgive me for needing a little Bubble Wrap fix. I just love these heart shaped Bubble Wraps from Japan which come in a range of sweet colours. Will have to buy rolls and rolls of this – though it will be a bit bulky to […]

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Penguins rock

Penguins get two days in the spotlight.  Today January 20 is Penguin Awareness Day and April 25 is World Penguin Day. Okay so there is also African Penguin Awareness Day on 17 October as well….but why not focus on penguins whenever you can? They deserve it and their distinctive silhouette makes them a fabulous motif […]

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Awfully fond of you

Today 13 January is Rubber Duckie Day, a day to celebrate all things Duckie. I think the Duckie is a cute motif for new borns and infants so I was particularly pleased to come across this paper with its cute duckies in yellow and orange. Did take a while to find the best ribbon to […]

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Poetry at work

Ever since I read the Harvard Business Review article “Poetry for Professionals” by John Coleman, extolling the power of poetry to enhance workplace creativity and wellbeing, I’ve looked at poetry in a new light. That’s why I’m happy today 12 January is Poetry at Work Day which is held annually on the second Tuesday in […]

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Golden Golden Globes

Today 11 January my wrap is an homage to yesterday’s Golden Globes. I’ve digested the telecast as well as the best ( oh my goodness Viola Davis what a starry vision) and worst dressed lists ( Jane Fonda you have been hardly done by… Hope to look that good at 78!!). But nothing can beat […]

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The Trivia on Trivia

Today 4 January is celebrated in the United States as National Trivia Day. I have always loved trivia. The whole family does. Can’t get enough of it. Here’s a piece of Trivia. Did you know the word trivia is plural for the word trivium? In ancient times. the word meant something very new but it has […]

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Mekong Explorer

Daily WrapToday 27 December our daily wrap comes to you from Luang Say Resort on the banks of the Mekong River in Laos. And yes… as we arrived the wonderful staff were only too happy to allow another gift to be wrapped by me and placed under their tree. So a beautiful Aqua butterfly paper […]

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Golden Chistmas

It’s finally here…. Christmas Day in all its glory. We are celebrating 25 December with family and lots of gold, white and stags. This year my brother Richie was the host and he outdid himself with his designer touches and yummy food. What more can ask for than piles of gifts wrapped in gold and […]

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