Category: Enthused

Toys from your childhood on Royal Mail stamps

Royal Mail revealed a new stamp issue featuring some of the most iconic and much-loved British toys from the last 100 years. Evoking feelings of nostalgia across generations, the toys featured are: the Merrythought Bear; Sindy Doll; Spirograph; Stickle Bricks; W.Britan Toy Figures; Space Hopper; Fuzzy Felt; Meccano; Action Man and Hornby Dublo trains. In the 19th century, the growing middle class of the Victorian era was fuelling an expansion in toy-making and major names in British manufacturing started to...Read more

Online class: Painting With Watercolors

Online class: Painting With Watercolors Everything you need to start painting with watercolors. WHAT YOU GET 14 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list and reference images 5+ hours of close-up instruction Answers to student questions from instructor Kateri Ewing CLASS OVERVIEW Colour your world with watercolors! Join expert Kateri Ewing in this comprehensive beginner’s class as she helps you navigate all the basics. You’ll explore a range of tools and...Read more

Monopoly’s big vote -eight classic game pieces battle for survival!

2017-03-21 14:37:49

Perhaps the top hat is a little out of date?, but times are changing down at Hasbro, the parent company behind the perennially popular board game Monopoly. Now that Monopoly has reached the grand age of 82, besides the astronomical inflation in property prices apparently the pieces themselves require a revamp? So the idea pops-up; an online vote to determine which pieces stay and which go! A quick recap (to save you digging the Monopoly board out of the cupboard)...Read more

A new government strategy encourages the over 50s to reap the benefits of work, including a second career.

2017-03-20 17:58:56

A new strategy is calling on employers to boost the number of older workers and ensure they are not writing people off once they reach a certain age, helping to build a country that works for everyone. It’s estimated that by mid-2030s people aged 50 and over will comprise more than half of the UK adult population. The government is encouraging people to take full advantage of the opportunities that work can bring, including seeking out a new career if...Read more

Machine Quilting in Sections-online course

2017-03-19 15:30:19

You piece your quilts in sections, so why not quilt them that way too? Join author Marti Michell and discover clever joining techniques to quilt your quilts in smaller, more manageable sections on your own machine. Meet quilter Marti Michell and get started by learning her genius method for dividing the batting, not the quilt, to help you maneuver large projects with ease. Then find out how to seamlessly re-attach the batting so no one will ever know!Did you know...Read more

How to secure you Royal Mail David Bowie Stamps

2017-01-30 18:14:43

Just over a year ago the world lost one of the most influential music and cultural figures of all time; David Bowie to cancer (10th January 2016) The Royal Mail has announced it will issue a set of 10 Special Stamps as a tribute to David Bowie available on 14th March 2017. The stamps are issued in the year of what would have been his 70th birthday, and 50 years since his first album release. The Limited edition marks the...Read more

Artisan bread making with Peter Reinhart

2017-01-21 14:17:49

Sometimes it's the simple meals that are the most delicious,hard to beat the smell and taste of freshly-baked bread? Do you find on trips to the Mediterranean, dipping those delicious breads into the olive oil or Aioli is the perfect way to enjoy a glass of red wine or an icy cold beer? If you're a keen bread maker or even a total novice this on-line video course will be of interest. Join Peter Reinhart, baking instructor at Johnson &...Read more