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Grammar Girl : Why Did People Stop Saying “Thou”? :: Quick and Dirty Tips ™

(I thought this was fascinating, a friend shared it via her FB page Barefoot in Belfast, she sells gorgeous children’s books by the way, and I thought with all the romantic poems we often write in cards it was interesting to see what happened to thee and thou, this is only part of the article, see the link at the end for the full thing, well worth a read!)

We know language changes—we don’t say thee and thou anymore—but have you ever wondered why? Often, it’s not clear, but there’s a particularly satisfying answer when it comes to these two pronouns.

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Why Flamingo Paperie and what’s cake got to do with it?

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People often ask me why Flamingo Paperie?

There are a lot of reasons but here are today’s top 5 reasons why Flamingo Paperie ticks my boxes

1 – Potential

TF22-butterfliesThe UK card industry is huge and growing. Despite what you might think, “that no one sends cards anymore because we all just Facebook each other”, the Greeting Card Association UK (GCA) reports that sales of greeting cards are actually increasing! In fact we spend more on cards than we spend on tea and coffee put together!

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The Art of Handwriting – Is it Lost?

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Have we lost the art of handwriting? I hope not. With social media being a part of our lives that it never was when I was young I see changes in what we teach our children. Quite rightly they learn how to touch type on a qwerty keyboard from an early age. But they still have their handwriting book too. How important is handwriting in a technical age? Does it matter anymore?

Despite the common perception that ‘no one sends cards anymore’ the opposite is true. According to a recent survey 95% of British households still send cards. So surely it’s important that what’s written in them is readable? Or is it?

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How many funny faces can you make?

That was my challenge for today…

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… and as I had all my three children with me at the Ullapool County Fair today, they took up the challenge magnificently! Though my eldest seemed to think pulling funny faces at the customers was a good sales technique, I’m not so sure…

Guess I’m very lucky to have a job where I can take my children along with me and that they seem to enjoy, perhaps I should try the funny faces thing next time, my daughter often has winning entrepreneurial ideas, wonder where she gets them from?

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Welcome to my new blog!

Had to start somewhere! A little bit about me I suppose to get started.

I’m a mother of three children and have been an Independent Phoenix Trader since 2012. I’m blessed to live in the Western Isles, Scotland on the beautiful Isle of Lewis.

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I love cake, cards, flitter, my children and my husband…and Phoenix Trading because they pay me to enjoy all of them!

I hope to share some useful articles on here that you will find interesting or inspiring and of course you can shop from here or find out about the fantastic business opportunity too.