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Yes, you can upload those gorgeous beach pics to your Instagram account but, this year, why not use them to create a more permanent reminder of your travels? Create a sticker book Fab printing company Moo offers you an opportunity to give your vacation snaps a new lease of life as stickers. Their sticker books […]

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We are all cognisant of the need to reduce, reuse, recycle. This simple recipe is a fun craft activity that enables you to make use of old, used paper to create lovely home-made paper for scrapbooking and craft projects. Making paper is actually a lot easier than it sounds – and it’s a fun but […]

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If you’re looking for a fun summer activity why not make this fun paper kite? It’s simple to make and lots of fun. Invite some friends along too and get making – then host your own colourful kite festival in your back garden! Making a paper kite is the ideal summer craft activity for children […]

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Crime fiction is always to be found at the top of the summer blockbuster best-seller lists. We take a look at some of the best books around for magnificent beach and poolside reading. Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen If you’re travelling to the sunshine state this summer, you can’t go without reading one of Hiaasen’s […]

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This week is all about the kids. Summer vacations are here and reading is good for them as is for us. But, what are the best books to keep your kids amused this summer? With large range of choice on the market, we propose you a mixture of classics and some of the best new […]

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If fiction isn’t your bag, this collection of biographies and autobiographies could inspire your beach reading.  Explore the lives of the great and the good – from great historical figures to modern cultural icons.   My Own Story by Emeline Pankhurst As the UK celebrates the 100th anniversary of votes for women, it’s a great […]

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Are you ready to go on vacations? Have you selected your destination already? No? We are here to help you out, then. We’ve made an inspiring selection of travel books to whet your appetite for the summer vacation season 2018. All you have to do is sit down and relax. Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel […]

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Game of Thrones may be taking a leave of absence from our TV screens, but this hasn’t diminished the enthusiasm of its fans in any way – as this incredible homage makes clear. Philippine artist Robbin Gregorio is a designer and paper-cutter.  His beautiful representations of favourite Games of Thrones characters elevate paper cutting to […]

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Imagine if the most secure element of your passport is the structure of the paper it is printed on.  New research from a team at the University of Newcastle suggests this could be the case! While governments around the world invest heavily in bio-metric technologies and highly advanced digital printing techniques, a security expert at […]

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Paper has a multitude of uses – from the teabag that infuses our morning cuppa to the newspaper we read which we sip it.  But this is just small fry to the weird and wonderful uses uncovered in a book by Nicholas A. Basbanes. Journalist Nicholas A. Basbanes published his history of paper “On Paper: […]

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