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Competition!  #survivalwords
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Competition! #survivalwords

The competition is open to anyone within the UK and the prize will be posted second class to the winner to an address in the UK. The closing date is 11.59pm on Friday 30th September 2016. The winner will be announced on social media Sunday 2nd October.  The winner will be asked to email us […]

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Happy New Term! 9 Tips to stay organised this term
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Happy New Term! 9 Tips to stay organised this term

Happy New Term!  What are your new term resolutions going to be? It is that time of year when parents of school age children across the country are spending as much time, energy, money as they do when around Christmas and make resolutions – the start of a new school term. So how is a […]

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Survival Words
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Survival Words – What word gets you through the day?

Survival Sayings – words that get you through the day or at least gives you the last word! What words get you through the day without grinding your teeth to stumps or stops you from getting into trouble with the boss?  Those words that that you find yourself muttering under your breath, or those that […]

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How Crimson Tiger Was Named
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How Crimson Tiger Was Named

Recently we were asked by a customer at the Cheam Charter Fair how did we come up with the name ‘Crimson Tiger’, were we into moths? Having seven children between us you would have thought naming a company would have been a doddle for founding directors Annie and I but no.  When we were originally […]

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Time Management – SockGate

Do you know I spent approximately 17 hours a year turning my family’s socks inside out so they are the right way round due to their inability to take them off properly? Neither did I until recently. That’s 20 minutes a week of standing over the tumble dryer putting my hand inside sock after sock […]

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Green Bogies – May Bank Holiday Traditions

So what are your plans this May Bank Holiday? Hoping that it will not be raining for a family day out? Visiting friends or family? Making the most of your time in the garden or tackling the long running list of DIY jobs? Possibly hiding under the duvet with a good book? Well, sorry I […]

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Teacher’s Gifts – The Marmite of Gifting

You are either anti it or totally for it; there is no in-between. What am I rambling about? Teacher’s present, a school gate divider, the marmite of gifting. I am all for it and offer no apologies although I do admit it is not altruistic of me. Hubbie is an appalling gift giver, he rushes […]

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Happy Birthday to Us
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Happy Birthday to Us

Picture the scene: wobbly bottom lip, heavily applied mascara beginning to run as tears trickle down, one hand clasped tightly round a golden statuette, the other across my chest as I try and remember all my heartfelt thank yous….and then the reality hits me – I haven’t won an Oscar (or anything since a jar […]

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Hello, my name is
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Hello, my name is……

One of the Crimson Directors (who shall remain nameless) recently pranged someone else’s car. Instead of the usual ‘run away and hope there isn’t any CCTV watching me’ attitude, she did the right thing and ‘fessed up, leaving name and telephone number at the ‘scene of the crime’. Hands up who would do the same?! […]

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We’re all going on a summer holiday

What does summertime mean to you? Lazy days milling around in the sunshine with a nice tan on your legs and a Pimm’s in one hand ; sand between your toes and the kids playing happily and looking trendily scruffy like something out of a Boden catalogue? Or is it just a tad more stressful […]

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