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Approaching a reader

A good few years back, I created a poster ‘Reading, when is it safe to approach?‘. I thought it was time for a revamp and so here we are… Approaching a reader… when is it safe? Children who read for pleasure are likely to do better in maths and English, research suggests. The study, indicated reading for pleasure […]

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Re-reading…

“Una’s death struck Samuel like a silent earthquake. He said no brave and reassuring words, he simply sat alone and rocked himself. He felt that it was his neglect had done it. And now his tissue, which had fought joyously against time, gave up a little. His young skin turned old, his clear eyes dulled, […]

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Reading…

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.

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Flatbread

Just putting this here ‘cos it’s something we’ve used a lot over the last few weeks of #isolation. Thankfully we are able to usually just go and buy some bread*.  But we have found ourselves short a few times recently.  So we have made flat-bread dough which lasts a few days or more in the […]

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Splitting a PDF landscape spread into two portrait pages

Splitting a PDF landscape single double-page spread into two portrait pages?? OK this is dull and not relevant unless it’s relevant, but it’s a solution to a problem that once explained is easy; I should have sorted it way before I did! Every now and then I’m sent a PDF for folded booklet printing, that […]

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Reading takes you further…

Another project I produced for ‘Bookmark People’ and used by a selection of public libraries ‘Reading takes you further’: Children who read for pleasure are likely to do better in maths and English, research suggests. The study, indicated reading for pleasure was more important to a child’s development than how educated their parents were. See more here: Institute […]

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Reading is good for you!

As part of my work for ‘Bookmark People’ I created a suite of nine a ‘Reading is good for you’ designs each highlighting a specific point. Reduce stress  Get lost in a good novel and take time out of your hectic lifestyle to unwind. Help you sleep  Turn off the TV, get into bed, pick up a […]

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Read it! …it’s better than chocolate!

I recently created these tasty bookmark designs for the Bookmark People – feel good without the guilt! If you don’t do dancing or swimming then pop to the library! “A significant association was also found between frequent library use and reported wellbeing.” So says the DCMS study; Quantifying and Valuing the Wellbeing Impacts of Culture and Sport. It found […]

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Chilli bread

On a 45 year-old’s bday, one might receive a ‘baking stone’ and a home baking book of recipes… and lo it came to pass… Those who know me know that the girls often have a home made pizza on a saturday, the dough bashing and proving is therapeutic and I recommend it. Now our pizzas […]

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Reading – when’s it safe to approach?

After admiring the sketch from Reenin (Emily) in deviantart I’ve put this graphic together for the Bookmark People – still love her illustrations though.