Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Help Dora Help! - Final call!

Nick Jr has announced the launch of 'Help Dora Help' campaign, supported by The Princes Foundation For Children and the Arts, the campaign allows nurseries to apply for a grant of up to £20,000 to enhance education and learning. There will also be runners up, who will be awarded equipment to enhance learning and discovery.

In addition to this, the campaign will also offer nurseries a free activity pack, which will provide a fantastic variety of learning ideas in six session plans, encouraging imagination and problem solving! Fabulous for encouraging your little explorer!

Don't delay get your nursery to apply today as the closing date for applications is 22nd July! For  further details, terms & conditions or to apply:

 Help Dora Help

Monday, 18 July 2011

I'm a Magpie!

It's no secret that I love #MagpieMonday! So much so that on Thursday I was tweeting MissLizzie to see if I could post my find right then!! Lizzie being lovely said yes but I decided to try to remember what my Mother taught me...'patience is a virtue..' so sat on my hands for the weekend!
Last weekend I was chatting to a lady who car boots weekly, and we were laughing about my inability to buy anything 'Just for me'. You see, I always seem to buy things which are well, for other people (except my lovely Record Player which is mine, mine, mine!!). As I was chatting to her something shiny caught my eye, I had to pick it up for closer inspection and this is what it was:

I was attracted to the smoothness of it, it shouted 'pick me up' - so inevitably I did and stood running my hand over the lid! It is incredibly dirty - I still haven't got round to cleaning it as I want to ensure I clean it carefully!
I opened the lid and discovered it is a rather attractive travel candle holder, the lady asked me for £2 explaining she had no idea what metal it was or anything else about it, I loved it instantly so £2 was an utter bargain:

 On the bottom is the name 'Stockholm Design House' so when I got home I had to look up the company and was amazed to see it is current stock and called 'The Shell', look at me holding a candle holder from the Stockholm equivalent of the Conran Shop! Ah, I love it, I shall be lovingly cleaning it and giving it pride of place on my bedside table!

Me and My Shadow

Beyonce 'Run The World' amazing projection​s!

I thought I'd share this with you as the ideal way to brighten up a Monday morning!