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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Delighted

    I can’t describe how delighted I am that Practical Parenting & Pregnancy Magazine voted Our Story the best gift/keepsake for 2013 giving it their Gold award.  It is always great to win awards, but even better when they are voted for by the people who actually use our journals – Mum’s and Dads!It is hard to believe that this journal...

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  8. My Thoroughly Organised Christmas!

    My obsession with keeping things organised and maintaining lists for everything is a standing joke throughout the whole of the year. But I really come into my own at Christmas. 

I am constantly surprised to find that not everybody has a ringbinder where they keep everything to do with Christmas.  How do they remember what happened last year and what...

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  9. Best Baby Gift/Keepsake 2012-13

    Best Baby Gift/Keepsake 2012-13
    from you to me are thrilled and proud to announce that we have been presented with a Gold Award at the Practical Parenting & Pregnancy Awards 2012-13!
Our Story childhood journal has scooped the Gold Award in the Best Baby Gift/Keepsake category - wonderful proof that parents love recording and sharing priceless memories and stories. 
It is a fantastic accolade to be given...

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  10. Dear Friend

    This weekend my lovely and beautiful friend Tina lost her fight with cancer. It was an unfair fight – the enemy was armed with a machine gun and she was sent into battle with nothing more than a spoon.  However fight she did.Since she was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year she has been truly amazing. I am sure Tina...

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