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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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1924 vs 2024

1924 vs 2024

trends through the decades I love looking back through the decades at trends and events (even the recent past) which can provide such inspiration and insight. Previously, I looked at real weddings over the years in my 'weddings through the decades' series on my...

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Happy 2024!

Happy 2024!

another leap year I'm almost a little scared to write a post imagining what the year ahead will bring. 2024 is a leap year and the last one of those that we had didn't work out that well. At the beginning of 2020, I wrote a post looking forward to the year ahead and I...

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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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Crepuscula is my word of the moment

Crepuscula is my word of the moment

Crepuscular I’m wondering whether I’m a crepuscular animal - more active at dawn and dusk. Compared with a nocturnal animal (active at night) or diurnal (active during the day). Crepuscular creatures like rabbits, deer, mice, rats, otters, many song birds, mosquitoes,...

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