Monthly Archives: May 2015

Invent with Tom: Gummee Glove’s Story

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It has been a real honour to be part of Invent with Tom. I invented the Gummee Glove teething mitten in 2011 and have worked hard to build a baby brand as well as raising my two young children. Working…

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Things I Wish I’d Known: Jenny Colgan

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Novelist Jenny Colgan writes about the things she wishes she knew before motherhood. Find out more in the book Things I Wish I’d Known edited by Victoria Young, featuring plenty more brilliantly entertaining contributions from Emma Freud, Shobna Gulati, Adele…

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Unloading bricks from the car for the oven project
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There aren’t a lot of good, trustworthy drivers out here so finding one is so exciting.  After driving tests with a few lovely guys who burnt the clutch, revved into the red (if we had a rev counter that is)…

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Things I Wish I’d Known: Bryony Gordon

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Telegraph columnist and writer Bryony Gordon writes about the things she wish she knew before motherhood. Find out more in the book Things I Wish I’d Known edited by Victoria Young, featuring plenty more brilliantly entertaining contributions from Emma Freud,…

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JoJo to Donate to Nepalese Emergency Fund

Gopini's house before the earthquake
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As you know we are dedicated to our in house charity Nema, which works to relieve child poverty in rural Mozambique. There is so much we can do to help and there are never sufficient funds to do as much…

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Invent with Tom: How to Turn your Brilliant Idea into a Commercial Business

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It’s so easy to have a good idea – thousands of us have them every day. It’s not so easy to turn it into a viable business which might one day mean you can give up the day job, work…

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Things I Wish I’d Known: Shobna Gulati

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Actress, dancer and writer Shobna Gulati writes about the things she wish she knew before motherhood. Find out more in the book Things I Wish I’d Known edited by Victoria Young, featuring plenty more brilliantly entertaining contributions from Emma Freud,…

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Invent with Tom: Little Champ’s Story


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The UK is incredibly lucky to have some of the most creative talent in the world. I just came back from the annual nursery show in Harrogate and I am always staggered by how many “why didn’t I think of…

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Ambulances, Finally – Part 2

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Driver testing:  interesting, the first guy (aptly named number one) went pretty well.  Number 2 started badly and got better.  Number 5 couldn’t get the bike started, and number 7 didn’t get out of the parking area, but he made…

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Ambulances, Finally – Part 1

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If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you’ll know we’ve been working hard to raise enough money to buy two motorbike ambulances for our charity, Nema. We’re delighted to announce that not only has our target been met, we’ve…

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