The Book of Spice
Dec08

The Book of Spice

Clearly Christmas is round the corner because I keep searching for and seeing new books being released!  I’m trawling through pages and pages of them to see if I can find an appropriate one for every member of the family as a little stocking filler.  Reading in the new school curriculum has been raised to new levels so I’m desperately looking for titles that will inspire my child and perhaps make Grandad & Nanny smile...

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Peggy Guggenheim
Dec08

Peggy Guggenheim

  On a birthday trip to Venice a couple of years back, we visited the house of Peggy Guggenheim – such a fascinating collection of art just filling a home! It was really amazing and such a blast of colour to contrast with the rather wet and grey we were experiencing outside – well it was December and Piazza San Marco was flooded (again!) I hadn’t thought much about it recently until I saw this article in The...

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The kids Future
Nov30

The kids Future

I had a parents meeting a week or so back at our school to discuss the new curriculum, which is based on the notion that we need to prepare our kids for working in environments we cannot even think of, doing jobs that haven’t been invented yet.  As a parent you cant help but feel a little overwhelmed by the future.  However, what with the Raspberry Pi and now this from the BBC – we should have a generation of kids that...

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Who is Yayoi Kusama?
Nov08

Who is Yayoi Kusama?

I remember about 3 years back Ash & I went into London for a day with friends and had a lovely lunch at the top of Harvey Nichols for my birthday. It was mid-October but the sun was shining and we sat on the roof top terrace drinking wine and eating lovely food and giggling a lot.  Afterwards we all went window shopping …yes lunch was all we could afford but it was worth it.   Whilst browsing we stopped at Selfridge’s...

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The history of Polka Dots & other patterns
Nov06

The history of Polka Dots & other patterns

In the early days of Lente Designs we talked a lot about the origins of the polka dot and now there is a new book to be released on the 3rd December which deals with the origins of many of today’s accepted  and well loved patterns from polka dot to camouflage.  As we have a few weeks to go before it’s release (and because I can be quite impatient at times!) I thought I would scour the internet to see if I could pick up...

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Running Etiquette
Nov02

Running Etiquette

Over the last 3 years I’ve been running regularly..to the point where I can & regularly do, run twice a week at least once is a 10k trek.  The only thing that keeps me going is not a “thing” at all but a dear friend.  We’ve been running together twice a week for well over a year now and some days – as you can imagine we have a whole library worth of topics to discuss from the volume of last weeks...

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Lente Designs release new mPOS compatible case for iPad Air 2 (iPad 6th Generation)
Nov02

Lente Designs release new mPOS compatible case for iPad Air 2 (iPad 6th Generation)

As part of our commitment to quality and supporting the business arena as well as the consumer market  Armourdog can announce the release of our new rugged mPOS case. The armourdog® rugged case for the iPad Air 2 delivers a complete protection system without adding unnecessary bulk or weight. The perfect accompaniment to the iPad when being used in a business environment such as retail, queue busting, hospitality, healthcare etc. The...

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The magic of M.C Escher
Oct30

The magic of M.C Escher

This week – being half term – I focused a little more on being a mummy rather than a “working mummy” and we took a train ride from home over to West Dulwich.  The trains were on time, we played the word association game, did some spellings and a few maths based questions to keep the two boys brains ticking over and then ate our body weight in snacks to make the two hour journey go quicker. This is what we saw...

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