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2020 Calendar: On Trend Colours

For the last few years I have created a load of downloadable calendars, mainly because I still like to have a physical calendar in the house to catch arrangements my husband and I have made to meet with friends or as a reminder of friends and family birthdays so I thought I’d create a few different format designs for 2020. The first – probably one … Continue reading 2020 Calendar: On Trend Colours

Advent Calendars

I didn’t have to create any new advent calendars this year so thought I’d re-post some that I have created over the past few years. Probably my favourite – Advent Trees.  If you fancy creating some for yourself you can find the PDF download here. If you’re a fan of a nice cuppa why not create a Tea Advent Calendar – great for yourself or … Continue reading Advent Calendars

Nursery Rhyme November: Hey Diddle Diddle

The rhyme is thought to date back to at least the sixteenth century and there are several theories bout its meaning. One is that refers to star consellations; another that it is about anti-clerical feelings; another that its about Catherine of Aragaon; another Catherine, wife of Peter the Great and the list goes on; I like to thinks its just a bit of nonsense to … Continue reading Nursery Rhyme November: Hey Diddle Diddle

Nursery Rhyme November: Bobby Shafto’s Gone to Sea

This is a republished blog as I covered this rhyme in November 2017. Thought to be based on a real life person from County Wicklow, Ireland.  It was used by the supporters of Robert Shatfo, an eighteenth-century member of parliament (MP)  for County Durham, a region close to where I grew up in the North East of England. For those who like a sketchbook challenge how … Continue reading Nursery Rhyme November: Bobby Shafto’s Gone to Sea

Nursery Rhyme November: There was a Crooked Man

Ok a bit of theme for the first couple of weeks of November’s posts.  Aside from the nice alliteration, November is also the month that celebrates Nursery Rhyme Week.   The event is designed to celebrate the important role Nursery Rhymes play in early childhood development and education. They are believed to help language and communication, emergent literacy skills, a fun way to assist with learning early maths. and more generally help … Continue reading Nursery Rhyme November: There was a Crooked Man