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Old Red

Old Red

Old Red My first boss had a red biro that he nicknamed ‘Old Red’. I learnt so much in my very first marketing job. I find myself reciting, referring to and returning back to his tried and tested mantras over and over again. The lessons are etched in my head forever....

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My Nan’s old Olympia typewriter

My Nan’s old Olympia typewriter

Keyboard antics You may have spotted my Nan’s old Olympia typewriter featuring on posts recently. My Nan started my love of writing and sending old fashioned snail mail letters (I even got an award for correspondence whilst on a primary school residential trip!)  My...

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Top Autumn 2022 colours from Pantone®

Top Autumn 2022 colours from Pantone®

Change of season It's coming up to the Spring equinox this weekend and it definitely feels like the seasons are shifting with the very welcome return of sunnier weather and longer days. I feel like I've lost a whole month - February was a complete right off for me. So...

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Pantone® announce the Color of the Year 2022

Pantone® announce the Color of the Year 2022

Pantone® Colour of the Year 2022 Aside from the obvious big occasion on the horizon, the other thing I look forward to in December is the announcement of the Pantone® colour of the year. I must admit, I was expecting a light and airy colour – perhaps a pale pink that...

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Top Spring 2022 colours from Pantone®

Top Spring 2022 colours from Pantone®

Late sunshine  I have loved the late summer sunshine this week. With the children all back at school, I've actually felt like I've been on holiday as I have managed to eat my lunch sat in the garden in the sunshine with peace and quiet. It's been lovely to extend that...

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Weddings through the decades: 2000s

Weddings through the decades: 2000s

I remember feeling quite anxious about the calendar flipping over to the year 2000. We weren't quite sure what would happen when it got to midnight on New Year's Eve. This didn't stop me partying like it was 1999 (Prince would've been proud of me) but I was relieved...

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Top Fall 2021 colours from Pantone® for autumn weddings

Top Fall 2021 colours from Pantone® for autumn weddings

Autumn 2021 colours We await the roadmap announcement next week, when we hope that there is clearer guidance on the way out of lockdown including what will happen to weddings in 2021. We can assume that weddings may not include receptions for a while and then may...

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Pantone® announce the Color of the Year 2021

Pantone® announce the Color of the Year 2021

Pantone® have picked not one but two colours of the year for 2021. It's only the second time they've picked more than one colour (since 2016 when it was Rose Quartz and Serenity). The Pantone® Color of the Year 2021 is Illuminating 13-0647 AND Ultimate Gray 17-5104....

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Weddings through the decades: 1990s

Weddings through the decades: 1990s

The soundtrack to my lockdown since March has been Fearne Cotton's Sounds of the 90s on BBC Sounds. These tunes and memories from the 1990s have accompanied me whilst gardening, doing chores around the house or out for runs. These songs of my teenage years have...

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Wedding venue review: The Upton Firehouse

Wedding venue review: The Upton Firehouse

The Upton Firehouse wedding reception venue I had the pleasure of visiting the Upton Firehouse socially in the build up to Christmas last year and was blown away by the quality of the food. As someone with (sometimes tricky) dietary requirements I'm often nervous...

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