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Shan Williams


Word of the Day – Fandangle

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Fandangle (noun)


A useless or purely ornamental thing: Nonsense.

Believed to have been derived from the Spanish dance Fandango which was adapted by the English to mean foolish in the early 19th century, perhaps by the Puritans of the time.

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How to Make a Mini Modular Origami Book

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I love Origami, I got given two instructional books as Christmas gifts one year and I have been hooked ever since. In this Mini Modular Origami Book tutorial You Tuber Paper Kawaii – Origami Tutorials shows us how to make the cutest folded book I have ever seen.  Read More


Word of the Day – Clout

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Clout (noun)


A heavy blow with the hand or a hard object: Influence or power, especially in politics or business.

(archaic) A piece of cloth or article of clothing which is the clout mentioned in the proverb; “ne’er cast a clout till May be out” with May more likely to mean the blossom of the Hawthorn than the month.

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Make a Bookshelf Greeting Card and Miniature Books

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You know when you have to provide the card for a colleague who is leaving, or perhaps someone who is unwell and it gets handed around the office, workplace or family slowly getting grubbier and tattier, or God forbid, lost? What about a card that you can keep safe while just sending out little tiny bits of it to those who want to be included in the message being sent to the prospective recipient? Read More

Michelle Obama

Five Children’s Books that Michelle Obama Adores

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When it comes to First Ladies you would be hard pressed to find one more loved and more accessible then the wife of the outgoing president Barack Obama. Rather than merely being the woman who just so happened to be married to the most powerful man on the planet, Michelle Obama stepped out of her husband’s shadow and became a much admired and adored woman in her own right and she rocked. Read More


Word of the Day – Filch

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Filch (verb)


Pilfer or steal (something, especially an item of small value) in a casual way.

Middle English filchen to attack (in a body), take as booty, Old English fylcian to marshal (troops), draw (soldiers) up in battle array, derivative of gefylce band of men; akin to folk.

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