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  1. Father's Day Competition - Enter Now

    Father's Day Competition - Enter Now
    With Father's Day on Sunday 16th June, I wanted to express what Dads can mean to us.This photo is of my Dad who inspired me to set up the from you to me business and I wish he was still with us so that I could celebrate this Father's Day with him.I am now a Dad myself … and love it...

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  2. Wiltshire's Small Business of the Year

    Wiltshire's Small Business of the Year
    I am delighted to share that we have just been picked as the runner-up as Small Business of the Year in our local county Wiltshire's Business Awards.The Awards ceremony, organised by Newsquest Wiltshire, was held at Center Parcs’ Longleat Forest holiday venue, near Warminster, with the local business community coming together to celebrate the successes of the last 12 months.According...

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  3. Get Children Writing

    Get Children Writing
    Margaret Young at our stockist, The Paperie, is our guest blogger this week. This week being National Stationery Week Margaret tells us how important the Get Britain Writing Campaign is for children.So the Stationery world has been buzzing with excitement for some weeks now – National Stationery Week (22nd-24th April) has linked with the National Literacy Trust – the only...

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  4. Luxuriate in cherished memories

    Luxuriate in cherished memories
    Editor at, the UK's largest spa booking agency, Bonnie Friend tells us how the experience of a spa break can be wonderfully bonding for loved ones.The fact that a spa break is an enjoyable, indulgent way to spend your time is not news to many people, but the quality time, and, dare we say it, bonding time it provides...

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  5. Memories are made of this . . . celebrate the lives of loved ones!

    Memories are made of this . . . celebrate the lives of loved ones!
    This weekend saw the celebration of Cliff Coxon’s life with the annual petanque tournament.  Brothers and Sister alike compete to take home the much coveted “I’m Brilliant" trophy.  The trophy was hand carved, by Mum, Joan Coxon, from a piece of Yew wood from our garden and the boules on the top belonged to Cliff.For those of you who don’t...

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  6. Dear Grandad

    Dear Grandad
    I gave my Grampa, Frank Gold, the first copy of Dear Grandad from you to me when it came off the production line in 2008. As a journalist at, and subsequently the chief editor of the Swansea Evening post I knew he had a love of stories. Grampa was born and still lived in Swansea so although I didn’t get...

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  7. WDYTYA Live Show, Olympia February 2013

    The bubble of Olympia was our home for three days at the end of February. Who Do You Think You Are? 2013, the biggest family history event in the world, buzzed with people on a mission – to find out who they really are. We had a potential challenge on our hands. Our objective was to gently encourage the more...

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  8. Do you really know your family?

    Do you really know your family?
    I always wanted to follow my dreams of running my own business. The loss of my father in 2007 encouraged me to take this step and create the ‘from you to me’ products to preserve priceless memories and stories. Hoping to inspire people to get to know their loved ones before it’s too late I created the journals to create...

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  9. New Year Resolutions for Journal Writers

    Whether you want to start, continue or complete your journal in 2013 here are 5 journaling resolutions to kick off the New Year.1. KEEP YOUR JOURNAL VISIBLEPut your journal somewhere where you will see it so that you remember to write in it.  If you shove it in the bottom of a drawer you might forget about it.  Allow yourself...

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  10. Victorian Christmas

    Before Queen Victoira's reign the British population had not heard of either Santa Claus or Christmas Crackers . No Christmas cards were sent and most people did not have holidays from work.However, the wealth generated by the new factories and industries of the Victorian age allowed middle class families in England and Wales to take time off work and celebrate over two...

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