Is it a Plane? Is it a Rabbit?
Jun27

Is it a Plane? Is it a Rabbit?

My son & I spend hours in the car playing the very “creative” pastime of turning clouds into animals and I’m sure sometimes we’re in the car playing and certain “significant others” are silently thinking we are completely bonkers. Ha! This article in the The Guardian seems to prove we are not alone in our bonkersness!...

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3D Printer for Kids
Jun26

3D Printer for Kids

I saw this and showed my kids …and they all said in unison, ‘can I have one for Christmas please!’  Well, at $499, no you can’t! But it does look rather good I must admit (and actually rather ingenious).  Developed for kids ( see the coloured workings bits inside) to be fun and educational, you make a drawing on an iPad and it then it replicates it in an actual 3D model. I think it’s really, really good...

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Heart Risk Ap for those who need to know!
Jun26

Heart Risk Ap for those who need to know!

I actually downloaded this Ap this week – I’m sure it’s a sign of early 40′s that you start to get a bit panicky…a mid life Crisis not quite but I definitely felt – ooh yes, that would be handy…when it said I had the heart of a 44 year…well as I’m 2 years away from that  I did feel a little deflated…I run , go to the gym and walk my dog and chase around after a little 5 year...

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How the digital world can connect kids and money
Jun26

How the digital world can connect kids and money

I saw this on line today and thought how I should change my behavior a little & try to teach my little boy some good habits (about how not to follow in his parents footsteps!) but how far you go…well I guess depends on how bold you are or how well you think the kids can cope with the information but it seems sensible if you can get the balance right. Tracey Bleakley, chief executive of pfeg, says that it’s vital for...

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Loom Band Mania
Jun26

Loom Band Mania

Who’d have thought the common old rubber band would become a worldwide craze among children and a celebrity fashion accessory! My house is overrun with the brightly coloured bands… I’m finding them down the sofa, in the beds and I can’t tell you how many stray bands I’ve hoovered up (so has Betsy the dog ..who has a particular penchant for the neon green ones!) In an age when social media forms such a big...

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Polka-dot bikini? Try canvas dress!
Jun24

Polka-dot bikini? Try canvas dress!

As you know we work with a whole lot of canvas and have tried to experiment with all sorts of products from bags, phone cases, mouse mats etc & polka dot cases were the first non canvas product we sold. So when I saw this – well it made me smile...

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NASA Goes Retro
Jun24

NASA Goes Retro

WOW – I love the look of the NASA rocket they want to launch to Mars … it’s soooooo retro! They’ve named it the low density supersonic deceleration (LDSD) …but let’s face it, it’s just a big flying saucer to the likes of you an me! BBC Magazine...

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Female Heart Attacks – Signs to look for
Jun23

Female Heart Attacks – Signs to look for

This was a Facebook blog and I thought it was a bit OMG! but still worthy of a reprint here as if it helps one person – well all for the better. If it’s not true or you have any comments confirming it is,  do let us know x I am an ER nurse and this is the best description of this event that I have ever heard. Please read, pay attention, and send it on!… FEMALE HEART ATTACKS I was aware that female heart attacks are...

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