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Is it really Christmas if you haven’t…

Posted by Published on December 1, 2016

  The festive season is upon us! To get in the spirit, tick off our checklist for all your Christmas must-dos. 1. Had a food¬†coma Christmas is the time for adding a few extra rolls to your plate (and your stomach). It wouldn’t be Christmas if you didn’t overindulge on mince pies, Xmas pudding and that epic roast dinner. Admiral magazine advert (colour litho), American…

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History’s most influential toys

Posted by Published on November 30, 2016

Need ideas for the kids on your Christmas list? Take some inspiration from these toys that have withstood the test of time! ¬† Balloons The modern rubber version of the balloon was discovered in 1824 by Michael Faraday during his experiments with hydrogen. Before Faraday’s discovery, animal intestines were used to make these inflatable toys. It is said that the ancient Aztecs used cat bladders…

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Heaven Scent: A History of Perfume

Posted by Published on November 23, 2016

Explore a brief history of perfume and beautiful scent bottles in pictures – just as much a treasured item for the Romans and Egyptians as it is for us at Christmas.   Senses and Signature Smells Choosing a new perfume is serious business – I should know as I have just decided on a new scent after wearing the same one for about 10 years….

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