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This week's a perfect chance to dig out colouring and activity books as schools break up for the holidays and kids are needing constant occupation. 

One of the charities we support is the Rapid Relief Team. In particular we're very glad to be supporting them with Operation 322 currently, which is a huge operation to deliver truckloads of hope to the people of Ukraine ???? So far 2 million meals have been provided, and 166,000 food boxes - read more and check out the video on the RRT website:

Children love the world of magic and sparkle ? hence unicorns remain a very popular theme for children's activity books!   We've picked out some of our favourites from Squiggle®, and check out these amazing unicorn cakes (Shoutout to the best Cakery in Saxmundham #mamabearcakes!  Also the nearest to our head office, conveniently:)

With Covid-19 restrictions lifting, people across the country are eager to enjoy the summer ahead. Many will want to spend quality time with friends and family, whilst soaking up the summer sunshine. For retailers, riding the wave of post-Lockdown trends is a must - it’s important to stock up on outdoor toys and games that will keep the whole family entertained at the many social gatherings that will be held this summer. 

With Covid restrictions coming to an end over summer, one of the UK's favourite pastimes, Bingo, is back. Bingo, invented in 1929, is a popular and fun game for people of all ages - with over 3.5 million Bingo players across the UK. With Covid-19 lockdown restrictions lifting, Bingo halls are now reopening, and customers will be welcomed back, at full capacity. 

British weather has always been, and always will be, unpredictable - although we might get a few bursts of sunny days this summer, it’s likely that we will have the occasional downpour too. To save disappointment and keep entertained whilst the weather clears, it’s always a good idea to have plenty of indoor activities, suitable for all ages, in stock. 

Breaktime fun! In times like this it's crucial that we unwind and relax in between intensive sessions of home-schooling or remote working. Check out 10 fun activities below for all ages! –

Hosting a party by video chat is very different from doing it in person. But it's still lots of fun! It's a lot easier and more fun than you might think if you follow a few simple guidelines – check out our top 10 tips below:

Adults in the UK and across the globe are feeling stressed. This can be overcome with some strategy! One popular method to overcome anxious feelings is to keep your own ‘anxiety relieving notebook’. Check out 5 ways this method can help! –

As isolation continues, thousands of parents across the globe are being challenged with bored children.

Let’s beat the challenges of home schooling!

Congratualtions to Jeanette Johnson for being October's employee of the month!

The ballpoint pen – one of our fastest selling products.  Did you know they’ve been around since 1938?  You can guarantee the trusty ballpoint pen will be in nearly every pencil case, stationery cupboard and pen pot!

Bookkeeping can be a tough profession at times, but it can be exciting too – get inspired by these cool accounting facts! –

A slogan is a short and striking or memorable phrase – something to make us remember a brand, person or item.

The 2019 School Summer Holidays have arrived! This holiday is a great chance for kids to get outside in the sun and do something different. 

Best Seller for the Summer Holidays - from only 36p this week! The children will love these.

It's already the middle of July! – which means it's getting very close to the crazily busy Back to School Season... that's why this week we've decided to offer you a student favourite at a Mega price - Elastic File folders from just 36p this week!

No doubt we have all used a trusty pencil sometime in our lives – maybe at home for a shopping list, at primary school in a mathematics quiz, or in the business world for a visual sketch!  And of course, there are thousands of artists who specialise in pencil drawing.  Where would we be without the pencil?

Diaries are books where people keep records of what they have seen, heard, their plans or their thoughts.  People enjoy keeping diaries for a variety of reasons: they may want to keep a record to reflect back on later in life, or as a place to jot down to-do lists, appointment times and more.

Watch this space… our NEW catalogue, Edition 18 will be released very soon!

Organisations all over England are celebrating Children’s Art Week with activities to engage, inspire and excite.

A popular addition to our U. Stationery range!

Did you know that yellow highlighter ink is the most popular colour? It accounts for around 85% of all highlighter pen sales!

Meet our new Customer Service manager - Jeanette Johnson.

Happy Dinosaur Day.

Happy Notebook Day!

Did you know most kids spend an average of almost 30 minutes a day colouring, and the two most popular crayon colours are red and blue? What's more, the smell of crayons is  one of the top 20 most recognised smells in the world!