'from you to me' Blog

  • Sharing some family stories at Mother's Day

    Mother's Day was last Sunday and we have asked Mother and Daughter Kathy and Meg to give a little insight of some of their motherhood experiences, memories and stories, A little about our guests….. Daughter's Name: Meg Birleson Age: 35 How many children: 3 Location: Wiltshire, UK Mother's Name: Kathy Keltner Age: 66 How many children: 2 Location: Tennessee You both live hundreds of miles apart with the Atlantic between you. I imagine this makes sharing your...

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  • The Story Behind Mothering Sunday and Mother's Day

    We were investigating where Mothering Sunday evolved from and we have found some interesting facts and stories … have you heard any others? During the 16th century, people in the UK used to return on the 4th Sunday in Lent for a service to their ‘mother church’ - the main church or cathedral of the area. This was either the church where you were baptised, or the local parish church or more often the nearest cathedral. Anyone...

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  • A warm welcome to our Head Office. Let’s Find Out More About Neil ...

    We welcome you to the from you to me Head Office, where we have pinned down (not literally) the founder to answer some incredibly important questions as part of celebrating 10 years of preserving cherished moments and enriching lives.  Here is your chance to learn a little more about him. Your name? Adrian Neil Coxon – yes I blame my parents for being called by my middle name! Actually my brother and sister chose Adrian to go...

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  • 10 years of capturing memories

    We all love a celebration and the great family stories created around birthdays are always worth remembering … and after 10 years of helping everyone capture their own life stories we are now enjoying our own big birthday.   We are based in Bradford on Avon in the south-west of England and are 10 years old on February 15th 2017. We have spent the last 3653+ days creating award-winning gifts to help everyone from the young, to the not...

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  • 8 tips to make #WalktoSchool Week fun and healthy

    As #WalktoSchool Week kicks off, we’ve taken a look at all the benefits of getting those little legs walking, rather than jumping in the car to be chauffeured. Why not take part and join over a million pupils and their families to celebrate walking to school? Research has shown that the benefits to children are profound – challenge everyone in your school to walk every day during Walk to School Week and make a real difference...

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  • Secrets of health and happiness: worms and walks

    At last the sun is shining and everyone’s getting excited and motivated. The health campaigns have kicked off, and we are all being urged to get fit and in touch with nature. But where do you start? Health and wellbeing campaigners are an opportunistic bunch. They like to catch us at our most vulnerable. The terrifying thought of the flesh-baring holidays provides the chance to get us motivated for fitness. And once we see a little sunshine...

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  • The secrets of paper and pen passion

    This week we’ve been salivating about all things stationery with the help of World Stationery Week and the London Stationery Show. Kerri Littlefield tells us why the pleasure of paper and pens pushes so many buttons… Why sketch, when you can use your phone to video? Why bother with a diary, when you can use iCal? Why write when you can type out your ideas and thoughts? We have the answer – it's because stationery is...

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  • 7 outdoor family activities to awaken your senses

    As the Wildlife Trusts prepare to launch their 30 Days Wild campaign to get us all outside soaking up the freshness of Spring, we’ve chosen our top picks of simple ideas to get you and your family excited about the outdoors, using all of your senses… 1. Go on a sound safari Explore all the sounds of your neighbourhood by organising a sound safari. From sirens, wind, planes and diggers, to birdsong and dog barks. They...

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  • How to build your own storytelling empire

    Except for a fortuitous few, writers used to tell tales of desperation and poverty as they clawed their way up the greasy ladder to become a published author. Kerri Littlefield considers how things have changed. Enter ‘The Storyteller’… With the London Book Fair celebrating it’s 45 year anniversary this week, it’s astonishing to reflect on how the book industry has changed over the years. In the olden days of publishing becoming a successful author was down...

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  • How 16 messages for a child as she grows can help you live a better life

    While we can complete journals for our children’s journey to date, what can we leave our children for their future should we suddenly depart? Helen Stephens ponders… For those who watch the BBC series “Call the Midwife” I couldn’t help to be moved by the last episode of the latest series, which saw Sister Evangelina pass away peacefully. However, it wasn’t just this scene that resonated with me, it was also the voice of Vanessa Redgrave...

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