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Hang the flags out - Spring is on its way

March 26, 2015

What is it about Brits and bunting? We Brits love a bit of bunting, don’t we? Just give us an occasion, and we’ll hang out the bunting – birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, any old royal-do, or digging up your first Jersey Royals. But what are the origins of bunting? Well, the word has nothing to do with small sparrow-like birds called reed, cirl or corn buntings. No, no. It seems that, back in Middle English, ‘bonting’ meant ‘to sift’ – sifting grain was done using a machine called a bont or bunt, or by using a loose-weaved fabric called a tammy. In the 18th century a similar fabric was used to make flags and signals for naval ships – the similarity... Continue Reading →

gifts for the grandkids

March 25, 2015

We've been featured in a great article from Age UK Mobility which sets out to help grandparents find and select gorgeous, cherishable gifts for the grandkids which will be really appreciated. Alongside a bunch of other great stuff, eatsleepdoodle gifts are listed - it's suggested they're perfect for 5 year-olds, but of course we all know that eatsleepdoodle gifts are suitable for doodlers of all ages! Continue Reading →

eatsleepdoodle at Barcelona toy fair IBERTOY

March 25, 2015

Hola! For Spanish speakers out there, here's some coverage of eatsleepdoodle at the Barcelona toy fair IBERTOY, courtesy of Juguetes e ideas.(eatsleepdoodle is at about 7mins 30 secs) Continue Reading →

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