February 2010

Mother’s Day

By Alice on Friday February 26th 2010 at 12:18

Our ‘Mummy is the best cook ever’ apron is featured in the Not on the high street Mother’s Day mailer….
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it’s a really great Mother’s Day gift!

Buy this apron…

Other good gifts include:
1. Some pretty flowers (or a wonderful bag with some on!)...

Buy this bag…

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Royal Mail postmarks

By Alice on Tuesday February 23rd 2010 at 14:01

YEY! one of the phrases that Alice Palace submitted as an idea for postmarks for the Royal Mail has been chosen as a winner! ...‘Post a piece of happiness – send a card’ (the rules are they they must be positive messages, of up to nine words and must include the word ‘card’) - it’s a great collaboration and fantastic publicity for the greetings card industry….

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snow & sunshine

By Alice on Monday February 22nd 2010 at 12:02

The snow came down sooooooooooooooo fast as I walked home with Jemima on Thursday - it was great!

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a good old cuppa

By Alice on Thursday February 18th 2010 at 14:02

Just having a lovely cuppa right now…and watching MASSIVE snowflakes out of the window (a very productive day!!)

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Here’s some directions for a good cuppa….
1. Use tea from India or Ceylon (Sri Lanka), not China
2. Use a teapot, preferably ceramic
3. Warm the pot over direct heat
4. Tea should be strong - six spoons of leaves per 1 litre
5. Let the leaves move around the pot - no bags or strainers
6. Take the pot to the boiling kettle
7. Stir or shake the pot
8. Drink out of a tall, mug-shaped tea cup
9. Don’t add creamy milk
10. Add milk to the tea, not vice versa
11. No sugar!

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a lovely new collection…

By Alice on Wednesday February 17th 2010 at 12:43

The new farm animals range has been featured on the card and gift blog today…

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things to enjoy…

By Alice on Tuesday February 16th 2010 at 16:12

I love these images by Jon Klassen (the illustrator who did the BBC animation for the Winter Olympics, mentioned in an earlier blog)

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Jon Klassen’s website…

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spring fair and vampire weekend

By Alice on Sunday February 14th 2010 at 14:20

Thanks very much to Allie who helped me out at the Spring Fair on Wednesday…

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We went to see Vampire Weekend (a very popular New York indie band who embrace African popular culture) at Birmingham O2 Academy on Wednesday night - who were great - but i was so very tired after standing up all day at the show!!

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the spring fair ...

By Alice on Tuesday February 09th 2010 at 12:29

We set up the show on Saturday in record time and then wizzed off to have some fun and a chinese in Dunton Bassett. The show started on Sunday and I spent the day with Katie who VERY kindly helped me, and made some delicious alternative flapjacks which she likes to call cup jacks (flapjacks in the shape of cupcakes!) - very tasty indeed!

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a MASSIVE onion!!

By Alice on Friday February 05th 2010 at 13:10

Is this the biggest onion in the world???? it’s homegrown by one of my neighbours and i’m not entirely sure what do do with it!!

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...the sunrise!

By Alice on Monday February 01st 2010 at 19:13

we got up v. early on sunday morning to go on a walk as the sun was rising = lots of fun, v. cold (-4.5) and saw LOTS of wildlife too!

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