Exhibition #1

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I am truly blessed to have amazing family and some talented members at that. This weekend saw Exhibition #1 for my cousin Emily.

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In order for you to get to know the person behind the art I thought I would shake this post up a bit and I thought I would ask Emily the questions and let her tell you the story….

Describe yourself in three words…..

Oh gosh okay …… Quirky, weird, eccentric

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Tell me about college…..

My college experience was just like everyone else’s I suppose. I had the help from some very talented teachers and I made so wonderful friends. I probably wouldn’t have learnt some of the skills I have if I hadn’t gone to college.

Where do you get your inspiration from?

I get most of my inspiration from films. mainly Tim Burton movies. I love his style.

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Five years from now where would you like to be artistically?

 5 years from now I’d love to be getting to the stage where I can live of the work that I do. My goal is to have my own business.

Have you got any exciting ideas for the next exhibition?

 I’ve thought about it’s and I have a few ideas up my sleeve. But I won’t be painting anything else till after Christmas

 Tell us about “The Bird Lady” ….

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The bird lady is something I started in college. We were looking at surrealism and she was the outcome from that. I really like playing around and creating new version of her with different techniques. I plan to include her in my next exhibition but next time she won’t be on her own.

Where does the love of clowns come from?

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my love of clowns comes from my first and favourite horror movie Killer Klowns from Outer Space. It’s really cheesy but it’s a classic. I’ve always liked clowns though. I love how quirky they are.

 What is your favourite way to do art?

 My favourite way to do art is to paint. But when it comes to what medium I use it’s just the case of using whatever will work. My favourites to work with are acrylic, ink and spray paint.

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Saturday the 26th of November 2016 saw Emily host Exhibition #1.

What a truly talented young lady she is. I will let the pictures do the talking with very little interference from me.

“The Bird Lady”

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“Kavity”

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“Laurel”

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“Killer Klown”

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“Ill Fortune”

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“Christoper”

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“Galaxy”

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“Artic”

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“Bruise”

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“Igor”

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“Eric”

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“Granny Smith”

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To keep up to date with Emily’s art and upcoming events or to contact her about any of her art/commission work you can find her over on Facebook and Instagram. You can also see more of her work in my previous post E.Bulman Art.

Looking forward to Exhibition #2

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Vitamin D…….

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Reading through my posts you will have gained an understanding of what we class as the “dos and don’t” of Gorlins Syndrome.

One of the main things we need to do is keep covered up in the sun, whether that be with clothing or with very effective sun creams.

This, in time comes with it’s own problems, this would be that we are prone to a Vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D is gained by exposing our naked skin to sunlight or in our case by taking a Vitamin supplement that contains Vitamin D. The vitamin itself is essential for healthy bone growth and development. It also supports healthy function in the muscles, as well as the teeth.

There are so many Multivitamins out there, and the girls have tried various different types (for the good and for the better), but so far their favourite is Bassett’s Multivitamins.

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They are very particular about what they take. If it tastes remotely like medicine the chance of them taking them again is slim however the Bassett’s Soft and Chewy tablets I am told taste like a very popular brand of gummy sweets.

Bassett’s do a vary good range of vitamins for children of all ages and they come in a variety of age groups and also flavours, including Strawberry, Orange and Blackcurrant and Apple.

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Each box contains 30 tablets and they are taken once a day. My girls like to take them of a morning, when they have had their breakfasts.

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It makes life so much easier when the extra measures we have to take are enjoyable, taste nice or are easy to apply. We do not want the girls to feel different to other children so having products that fit in to daily living works so much better for us.

Bassett’s Multivitamins certainly tick all the boxes for us.

The Multivitamins from Bassett’s are widely available and for more information please visit the website or have a look over to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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Me and my tea…….

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Establishing my love for Caffeine Free and Fruit Tea has been something I seem to have done successfully. To say I am a bit of an addict to new varieties and tastes is an understatement.

My caffeine free story was one I shared with you a couple of months ago but drinking “normal” tea gives me extreme migraines, so touching tea with it in is simply not worth it.

I love my Peppermint tea and drink that like it is going out of fashion, however I do like a change a couple of times a day because sometimes Peppermint does just not hit the spot.

When I came across Bluebird Tea Co, I was so excited to see their range and was not disappointed by the tea and products that they produce and supply.

The advent calendar drew me in and from there the rest is history. Obviously, the Calender was not an option for me but having spoke to Bluebird’s amazing team we sorted an amazing array of teas for me to try and I was hyper when my delivery arrived.

In the box there was a fantastic selection of teas for all of the family. These included:

Snowball Tea Bauble

Strawberry Lemonade

Rhubarb and Custard

Mulled Cider

Birthday Cake

Pineapple and Mint

Gingerbread Chai

Lets start at the very beginning….

The boys were desperate to get in to the Bauble and try the Snowball Tea.

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“Award-winning Snowball tea bags in a giant luxury bauble – perfect for your Christmas tree or Secret Santa pressie!”

This tea contains in amongst the Black Tea, marshmallows, chocolate pieces, cacao bean and coconut. I didn’t get to try this one as it contained tea but it smelt amazing and I am judging by the now empty bauble that the boys enjoyed it too.

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OMG….I fell in love with the Strawberry Lemonade Tea.

“Bluebird’s best selling fantastically fruity tea infusion that tastes as good as it smells!”

It is recommended for both Hot and Chilled drinking but I enjoyed it the most when it was hot. The flavour of not only the main ingredients comes through but the elderberry and orange a subtly there too, its amazing and you really get the Strawberry Lemonade taste. I found it very comforting to drink and it kept me going for a few shifts at work.

High from that one I moved on to the Rhubarb and Custard and was equally blown away.

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“Tangy rhubarb tea, creamy custard guilt free sweet treat”

If I could do scratch and sniff for you this would be a post that would most certainly benefit from it. The smells when you open the pouches of tea are amazing.

Being alcohol free at the minute means the likes of Mulled Wine and Mulled Cider are off the menu, but the Mulled Cider tea brings Christmas in a teapot. The aroma is simply divine. I can try with all my might to explain it too you, the closest I can get is by saying, “Christmas in a Tea Pot”.

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“Sweet spiced apple fruit tea, what a winter warmer! Brew a Christmas fruit infusion or to make your own Mulled Cider!”

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“Vanilla sponge, notes of sweet icing + cake sprinkles!”

Birthday Cake…..Tea that tastes and smells like cake. Is that really possible?

With this one having Black Tea in I didn’t get a try but the smell was amazing, the fine detail of the sprinkles makes it all the more appealing on the eye and adds a special touch. The boys tried this one too and told me it was fabulous.

Another OMG moment when it comes to the Pineapple and Mint. I wasn’t sure on the combination at first but it caught my eye first on the website. I love pineapple and had never tried a pineapple tea before.

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“Minty fresh, tropical fruit fusion + coconut – a real crisp cuppa!”

This one was an amazing follow up to the Strawberry Lemonade tea when I ran out of that. It has a very light and refreshing taste. Like the Strawberry one this can be drank either Hot or Cold but personally I prefer it hot. You can really taste the fruit and the Mint is subtle yet very much there. (Saying that I prefer it hot, I think this is because it is winter. I can see both of these teas being lovely served over ice with a touch of something alcoholic to add an extra punch in the summer, being lovely)

Then there is the Gingerbread Chai.

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“Award-winning, spiced Gingerbread Chai rooibos tea”

I have only had one pot of this and I shared it with family. It was lovely and so warming. Who doesn’t love gingerbread so close to Santa coming? The flavour that you are promised from the ginger is there, again it is not overpowering and truly a delight to drink.

In fear of repeating myself, Bluebird Tea Co. make some simply amazing products. Not only are their products amazing but so are the team behind them. Nothing is a problem and as a company they have been a pleasure to work with. Thank you so much for letting me sample your delights…

If you are looking for a unique Christmas Gift or you simply fancy giving their products a go you can find Bluebird Tea Co. over on their website or via Social Media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).