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Ten more years of experience and accolades

Ten more years of experience and accolades

ten more years of experience and accolades This year marks 10 years since Hanami Dream was founded. Each month in the build up to the 10th birthday of Hanami Dream in July 2024, I'm taking a look at how the business has changed and different aspects that have shaped...

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Ten years of blogging

Ten years of blogging

ten years of blogging This year marks 10 years since Hanami Dream was founded. Each month in the build up to the 10th birthday of Hanami Dream in July 2024, I'm taking a look at how the business has changed and different aspects that have shaped the business to where...

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Back to school – the ABCs of the leap day

Back to school – the ABCs of the leap day

happy leap day There’s an extra day to play with this year as 2024 is a leap year. So we will have the pleasure of the 29th February for the first time again in four years. (Not sure I was that pleased to have an extra day in the last leap year of 2020 though!)...

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Top Autumn 2024 colours from Pantone®

Top Autumn 2024 colours from Pantone®

Crazy weather I'm beginning to think that the warmer weather of last week was 'false spring' and led me in to a false sense of warmer months being imminent. Because this week, we are back to the erratic weather including rain, floods, high winds and even more frosty...

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Celebrating 10 years of Hanami Dream

Celebrating 10 years of Hanami Dream

where it all started This year marks 10 years since Hanami Dream was founded and it has evolved quite a bit since those first few tentative steps in to working for myself. For starters, the logo looked a bit busier and more floral back then, plus the focus of Hanami...

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Thank you, January!

Thank you, January!

wish it had been longer I feel a bit cheated out of the whole of this month. With the children going back to school later than usual I lost one and a half weeks at the beginning of the month before I could even hit the ground running. I heard lots of people saying...

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Pantone® announce the Color of the Year 2024

Pantone® announce the Color of the Year 2024

Pantone® Colour of the Year 2024 As always, December is bonkers busy with the build up to Christmas getting earlier and earlier each year, along with all the school events and several birthdays to navigate before we can collapse in a big (usually ill) heap at the end...

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Top Spring 2024 colours from Pantone®

Top Spring 2024 colours from Pantone®

Spring 2024 Following the recent fashion weeks, Pantone® have revealed the Spring/Summer colours to look out for in 2024 including 10 seasonal colours alongside 5 neutral classics. The seasonal colours feel like a refreshing palette cleansing selection full of the...

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Top Autumn 2023 colours from Pantone®

Top Autumn 2023 colours from Pantone®

Shortages At the time of writing, some vegetables are being rationed at some supermarkets due to poor weather in the countries where the produce is grown. We just for granted that whatever the season and time of year, that we can have any type of possible fruit or...

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Pantone® announce the Color of the Year 2023

Pantone® announce the Color of the Year 2023

Pantone® Colour of the Year 2023 December is a super busy month in our household, with all the obvious build up to Christmas and all that entails (like several Christmas concerts today) but it is also birthday for two of my children! In amongst all that craziness, is...

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