Pompidou Centre, Paris

On this day in 1977 the Pompidou Centre opened in Paris.  Named after President Georges Pompidou who commissioned the building it is situated in the Beaubourg area, near Les Halles.  The structure is a high-tech design housing the Public Information Library, the largest museum of modern art in Europe and a centre for music research. The concept behind the plan was to create a multicultural … Continue reading Pompidou Centre, Paris

Bookmarks and Bookplates Free Printables

As it is National Storytelling Week I thought I’d share some bookmark and bookplate printables.  I posted some cat and dog designs earlier this month so if pets aren’t your thing then here’s a few different designs – bird, peacock and a seahorse. The free printables are here – Bird and Seahorse Bookmarks and Bookplates Continue reading Bookmarks and Bookplates Free Printables

National Story Telling Week

National Story Telling Week has ran for 24 years promoting the historical art of oral story telling. Running between 27th January and 3rd February by the Society for Story Telling the week promotes the joy we’ve all felt, whether as children being told bedtime stories, or as any adult who still gets a thrill from hearing the words ‘Once upon a time…’ Whether in theatres, … Continue reading National Story Telling Week

Burns Night

Burns Night takes place every January 25th, celebrating the life of the Romantic poet and lyricist Robert Burns (or Rabbie Burns), Scotland’s national poet.  Born in Ayrshire in 1759 Burns most famous work is probably ‘Auld Lang Syne’,  the New Year Eve standard song. Burns Night is celebrated on Burns’ birthday, and its’ focal point is the Burns Supper, first held in 1802 and still … Continue reading Burns Night

Scrapbook Printables

Encouraging your children to express themselves through creativity is a great way to help them grow and scrapbooking can help them to appreciate everyday experiences by capturing a record of their memories. You don’t need much to get started a simply notebook, glue, pens and coloured paper so to help you get started here’s a few totally free templates to download. Black and White Scrapbook … Continue reading Scrapbook Printables