Monthly Archives: February 2012

Opinions on smacking are…….

February 29, 2012
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……..as it turns out, quite like bottoms: everybody has one. However, I’m in the unusual position of having a different one now to the one I had as a younger man (I may have broken this metaphor). I was smacked as a child. Not often, not inappropriately, and I genuinely don’t think it affected...

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Plastic Passion

February 27, 2012
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Plastic Passion

The story of a blue turtle Twenty years ago in the Pacific Ocean 28,000 bath toys fell off a cargo ship.  There was a red beaver, a blue turtle, a green frog and a yellow duck.  On the packaging in colourful letters were the words ‘The first years. Floatees. They float in tub or...

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Hello Battersea Park Road!

February 24, 2012
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Hello Battersea Park Road!

It’s sort of ironic that we, a company whose success is dependent on pro-creation, is now based in a former Catholic convent. I’d like to think that the nuns would have enjoyed our designs and approved of our work ethic and company ethos. May be we should get the building blessed or may be...

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Goodbye Northcote Road

February 22, 2012
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All packed up!

It’s done. We are in. Yes, we have finally moved our design and buying office. For the past 12 years we have spent most of our working days (often stretching late into the night) in a lovely space on Bennerley Road in Battersea. This is where JoJo grew up and we are sad to...

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Half-Term Heaven

February 20, 2012
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Yes it’s completely true.  I am in heaven and so are my boys – or at least I think they are but since I have not seen them for two hours I can’t be totally sure. I love my children, I’m passionate about my job and all  in all I have no complaints about...

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Our charity news

February 15, 2012
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Our charity news

For the past few years I have been a trustee of Nema, our great little charity based in Mozambique. Founded by Amy who runs the lovely Guludo Eco Beach Lodge, we at JoJo help out how we can doing the book keeping supporting health projects, building schools, etc. It’s a huge benefit that we...

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Join the search for the Black Squirrel

February 13, 2012
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They do exist!

I am not usually home in time to see the One Show but recently caught an episode where they were talking about the black squirrel. Not being sure whether this was a very early April fool or some other practical joke, I decided to google and find out whether these creatures really did exist....

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The weekend’s all wrapped up

February 8, 2012
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Arthur putting his JoJo gear to good use!

I’ve begun to realise that life with a baby is one bumpy ride of good patches and bad – often nothing to do with the baby but life in general – and that I am now most definitely in a good patch. Casting aside the challenges of teething, illness and lack of sleep which...

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Dilpa’s Story….

February 6, 2012
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Dilpa’s Story….

One morning, Dilpa who is one of our lovely web team didn’t turn up for work … we soon found out why. Read on to hear her remarkable birth story. We in the Battersea design and marketing office can’t wait to meet little baby Amba once she is back home …. December 2011 –...

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Hello from Trewin

February 3, 2012
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Hello from Trewin

The birth of my new son has heightened the sensitivity of every nerve.  Each piece of food he eats seems like a potential choking hazard.  The risks of my daily cycle into work feel greater.  The world seems a more dangerous place as basic instincts kick in to create a safe and secure environment...

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Hello from Bournemouth, well that was the intention ….

February 1, 2012
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On my bike! Let's hope I was heading the right way

Sometimes, when life goes wrong it is easy to slip into deep depression. Today was one of those days. Everything went wrong. Toby forgot his homework when he got on the school bus, I noticed it sitting on the kitchen table having just closed the door behind him. It’s great the bus comes straight...

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