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Pictures and quotations from the famous and not so famous come together in a fantastic display of wisdom... or not, as the case may be.

July 23, 2014 at 12:30am
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H is for…

ha-ha |ˈhɑːhɑː|noun A ditch with a wall on its inner side below ground level, forming a boundary to a park or garden without interrupting the view.

H is for…

ha-ha |ˈhɑːhɑː|noun A ditch with a wall on its inner side below ground level, forming a boundary to a park or garden without interrupting the view.

July 5, 2014 at 10:29pm
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Chicken Newspaper Summer 2104 Issue

Chicken Newspaper Summer 2104 Issue

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We’ve invented a new job title. It echoes how we feel about the chicken newspaper project and tells all that this is more than just a project.

That title is Proud Publisher

Being the Proud Publisher of chicken! newspaper for children means that we have to deliver the best publication that we are able to assemble. Our pride is at stake!

The digital version of the chicken newspaper summer issue  is…

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June 9, 2014 at 12:00pm
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Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.

— British pathe

June 8, 2014 at 12:00pm
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Lady Nancy Astor: “Winston, if you were my husband, I’d put poison in your coffee.”

Winston Churchill: “Nancy, if you were my wife, I’d drink it.”

— British Pathe

June 7, 2014 at 12:00pm
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Joe Pyne: “So I guess your long hair makes you a woman.”

Frank Zappa: “So I guess your wooden leg makes you a table.”

— TV talk show host Joe Pyne was a decorated WWII hero who lost his leg in battle. He had a wooden leg. Musician Frank Zappa was a guest on his show when Frank was wearing long hair. 

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She loves nature, in spite of what it did to her.

— Bette Midler on Princess Anne:

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Bringing History to Life

Bringing History to Life

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Are you worried children will be bored by stories of events that took pace ages ago?  A little self-conscious that you might start to sound like an old person, a know-it-all? You wouldn’t be the first parent or grown up stuck with the challenge of making history sound, well, current for children. Talking about war is an even trickier proposition. Trust in your child’s intelligence, imagination…

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May 25, 2014 at 2:37pm
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Two Reviews: Lenny Goes to School

There’s more to Ken Wilson-Max’s Lenny Goes to Nursery School (Frances Lincoln, £9.99), with its jolly little hero successfully making it through his first full day away from home.

Two Reviews: Lenny Goes to School

There’s more to Ken Wilson-Max’s Lenny Goes to Nursery School (Frances Lincoln, £9.99), with its jolly little hero successfully making it through his first full day away from home.

May 19, 2014 at 6:34pm
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Pop Up Festival of Stories in Essex, UK

Pop Up Festival of Stories in Essex, UK

More pics from the festival.

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May 8, 2014 at 10:37pm
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I’ll Tell You About My Dad

I’ll Tell You About My Dad

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When I was told that my father was not well, and furthermore, what was ailing him was the dreaded cancer, I didn’t know how to react. I don’t believe anyone really knows.

He’d had some back trouble, common for older people, and the x-ray brought some unexpected spots of clarity to his doctor.

By the time he had his follow up appointment I was getting on a plane.

By the time I landed, he knew…

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