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If you have a tendency of leaving things to the last minute, this quick and easy card is a very thoughtful way of letting your Mother know that you haven't forgotten about her this coming Sunday!
What you need…
2 or 3 sizes of coloured tissue paper circles (If no tissue paper you can use magazine or other lightweight paper.)
Regular card folded in half
Acrylic or watercolor paints
1. Using your tweezers pick up a tissue paper circle, scrunching it with the tweezers into a puckered flower shape.
2. Dip it into the glue and place, glue side down, onto the card. Once it has stuck, use the tweezers to increase the pucker of the paper if desired.
3. Use the same method to add a smaller paper circle in a contrasting color to the center of the first circle and smush with tweezers. Add as many as three layers.
4. Paint on a stem (can use a felt tip if no paint to hand)
5. Write a personal message inside
|Shannon (left) & myself (right)|
|before cocktail sampling in London|
Hello, my name is Hannah and, along with Shannon, we make up team apprentice here at Jonny’s Sister. When most people envisage an apprentice they think of someone working in a large corporate company, constantly on coffee duty. Then after 6 months they are finally promoted to using the photocopier. However things are a little different here. There are 4 of us, so Shannon and I make up 50% of the workforce, although that doesn’t count the dogs and the chickens.
There are so many advantages of working in a small company, one of them being John makes the coffee! However, on a serious note because it is a small company we get to work in all areas of the business. From customer service, to stock control and PR to feeding the chickens we are constantly being exposed and gaining experience in all aspects of running a business. We are encouraged to work to our strengths rather than continually trying to improve our weaker areas (although some jobs just have to be done!). This is great as it means we end up working not only in areas that we really like but, as a result, areas that we are strong in. Shannon and I are like a jigsaw, her strengths are my weaknesses, and my strengths are her weaknesses. We’ve only found this out by working in all the various areas. This is great as it means that by the time we have finished our apprenticeship we will have a good idea of which line of business we want to work in. Some people go to University and do courses that they have little or no knowledge of and then 3 years later and in their first job, realise that it is not for them. We won’t be in this situation as we get exposed to EVERYTHING, and have already realised that some areas (like accounting) are just not for us!
I’ve been a member of the team at Jonny’s Sister since April 2012, and an apprentice since June 2012. Already I have done 4 retail shows including the Spirit of Christmas. We’ve just had our busiest Christmas ever and although it was soooo stressful, it was great fun at the same time and we both learnt so much from it. Then in January we went up to London for 2 days to attend a trade show to get an idea of the trends for 2013 as well as checking out the trends on some new cocktails!
See ya soon!
We thought it would be fun to have a guest blogger and who better to start off with than Jane's brother, Mark Wallington. Author and screenwriter he has just had his latest book, Uke of Wallington, read daily on Radio 4 as their book of the week. Below is his most recent blog but you can see lots more on http://www.markwallington.co.uk/
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I think the hardest blog to write must be your first. How do I want to come across? Do I want to sound authoratative and experienced or more mysterious and enigmatic or do I just want to sound like me? But then I find myself asking am I interesting enough as 'just me' but if I try to come across as someone different will I be able to keep it up and do I then have to be like that in real life in case I meet someone who has actually read my blog. Right now I am very close to giving this whole blog idea up.
And (oh I know you should never start a sentence with 'and') then the next dilemma is what to write about. Do I write about something that I know about, have experience of, have been and visited, have owned at some point....or do I make up the whole thing and tell one big porky pie after another? And (there I go again) then of course the next thing to worry about is plagiarism. I mean everything that I have in my head is from somewhere, something or someone else. I have absolutely nothing original in my head. Nothing. So does that mean that anything that I write could be, in some way, a form of plagiarism as it originated from someone else's doing? Will I be sued before I even get started?
Maybe us new bloggers should be made to wear learner plates until we get ourselves sorted so that people go easy on us as we find our feet. Like the trade mark symbol next to a company name we could have an L symbol in the top right corner of our blog. Basically it would mean that, for a certain amount of time, we can say and do what we want without fear of retribution.
How about I just feature guest bloggers? I could charge them exorbitant fees to be on my blog. I could then compile the blogs and publish a book. I would probably get loads of money, maybe even the Booker prize. I would be famous. I would never have to write my own blog. I would never have to try to be interesting, tell lies or worry about being sued. I could just be unoriginal me....
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