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December 12th, 2010
Secret Santa Gift Ideas Under £5

At this time of year, there are countless offices around the world preparing for Christmas parties. This means there are also countless people wondering how on Earth they’re going to manage to buy a Secret Santa present for a measly £5. Come on people, does inflation mean nothing to Santa?! To help those in this conundrum here are some suggestions for semi-decent presents for a fiver. YOU’RE WELCOME.

Hologram Chamber

Hottie Heart Handwarmer

Fairy Cakes Lip Gloss Set of 4

Perfect Badge

Notebook and Pencil

Blackboard Message Mug

Finger Food Spoons

Drumstick Pencils

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March 11th, 2010
Designers Guild Discount

The Designers Guild are offering a 20% discount for the next four days; enter SPRINGLILY online to receive the discount. It’s hard to resist taking advantage of the discount once you check out their new spring collection. It’s heavenly and here are my favourite picks.

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November 2nd, 2009
It’s Movember

Yesterday was the beginning of Movember, the month formerly known as November. This month thousands of men around the world will be growing a moustache to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer. Of course, if growing a moustache is not your style (ladies) then show your support in a different way…
Moustache Salt & Pepper Shaker

Moustache Salt & Pepper Shaker


The Miniature Tiny Moustache Pick

The Miniature Tiny Moustache Pick

Moustache Pint Glasses

Moustache Pint Glasses

Moustache Onesie

Moustache Onesie

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October 31st, 2009
Happy Hallowe’en!

This is a short post to share a Hallowe’en card I made a few years ago for a friend. It was around the time I first saw and loved Shaun of the Dead. Five years later and it’s still my favourite film. I used a template from Zombie Pumpkins and raised the cutout to put Happy Halloween confetti behind it. I stuck on acetate too to make a window from which you could view the confetti. Needless to say, my friend loved it.

Shaun of the Dead Halloween greetings card

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June 2nd, 2009
Hetty & Henry Desk Vacuums

Do you remember those Henry vacuum cleaners from your childhood? Perhaps you have one at home now. Well check out these mini versions for your desk. Can we say UBER CUTE! My sister bought me Hetty and I just love it. They’re both available from Play.com.


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April 19th, 2009
Columbia Road Series: Open House

This was my first trip to Columbia Road flower market in London and it turned out to be quite a treat. So many different plants and flowers; tropical flowers and orange trees. The wonderful weather just added to the whole experience.




There are also a lot of vintage and gift boutiques around, including Open House. They have two rooms with gift items, vintage furniture and homewares. They also have a garden featuring plants and other gift items. The owners very kindly let me take some photos. I will definitely be going back to Columbia Road the next time I have a free weekend.






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