Name In A Book has been serving the UK personalised stories community since 2000.
We specialise in books that are unique to the individual and are suitable for children and adults alike. This has helped us to become a very popular choice for those looking for personalised books for children and for personalised stories.
The idea is to …….
encourage the joy of reading with their name, hometown and up to three friends / relatives featuring in their very own book. The My Very Own Story books can only have two friends names included.
Due to the personalisation they will want to read them over and over again.
Primarily for children they can also be used for adults as a spoof.
Choosing and buy a greeting card and gift for your loved one to celebrate that special occasion has always been something that many of us leave until the last minute before rushing around like a headless chicken to make sure we get something in time. If that describes you then you will need as much as help as possible to make sure the recipient doesn’t end of with flowers from the nearest garage and a corner shop card.
Unique Dee-signs could be just the solution. Offering an extensive range of unique handmade greeting cards, Dee Butcher wanted to put the ‘WOW’ factor into her designs and nobody can argue that she failed to do so. Specialising in Exploding Boxes and Champagne Bottle cards, Dee is only limited by her imagination in providing such innovative and top of the range cards that anyone would be thrilled to receive.
The Exploding Box comes beautifully presented and on removing the outer ribbon, the sides fall to reveal the designs and messages inside. Dee is happy to spend as much time as you require to get the correct outer design, wording and all of the internal images to make an Exploding Box just the right gift. Exploding Boxes are suitable for just about any occasion from Anniversaries to Birthdays, Retirement Presentations to Weddings and Christenings.
The Champagne Bottle keepsake cards are handcrafted from an A4 piece of card which is folded lengthways to create the card blank, then decorated with a handmade Bottle, which is curved to give you the right effect. The bottle label is layered with co-ordinating card and text, according to the occasion.
The cards below were made for a 10th Wedding Anniversary, according to the customer’s preferences.
Dee has incorporated the Tin and Daffodil that signify the 10th anniversary into the handmade flower arrangement on the neck of the bottle and each card is presented in a handcrafted box.
As well as Dee’s specialities, Unique Dee-signs also offers a broad range of cards and gifts to suit all occasions for Her, for Him, Baby and Christening, Special Ideas and Weeding Stationery.
Why not send birthday wishes to that special lady with a classy birthday card made to your own design. Let that special someone know you are thinking of them with a Unique Dee-signs card that takes your best wishes and congratulations with it.
For the gentlemen Unique Dee-signs has a comprehensive set of offerings for Father’s Day, Birthdays and any other occasion. For husbands, partners, fathers, uncles, nephews and even best mates. Talk to Dee and get just what you need to suit the man and the event.
For more great ideas from Unique Dee-signs, why not check out Dee’s web site at www.uniquedee-signs.co.uk where you can browse for ideas or contact Dee via the online enquiry form. You can also email Dee directly on email@example.com or visit us on Facebook
If you would like to talk to Dee directly you can call her on 07788 724140
A constant problem for both primary and secondary school staff has been the number of pupils unable to reach a satisfactory standard in reading before leaving junior school for the start of their secondary education.
The knock on effect means that a significant number of students, leaving to take up placement in the workforce, transfer this low standard and are unable to work effectively. A study carried out by the Programme for International Student Assessment in 2009 showed that after seven years of primary education, one in six 11 year olds still struggles to read. The 2011 tests for children leaving primary school also reveal that one in 10 boys aged 11 read no better than a seven year old.
In recent years evidence has suggested that teaching reading by use of phonics has been much more successful in allowing pupils to reach the level of reading demanded for their key stage year. To this effect the government has promised a funding match for primary schools buying materials for the teaching of phonics to the value of £3000.
Phonics aims to teach the letter sounds and then builds up to blending these sounds together to achieve full pronunciation of whole words. Convinced that the synthetic phonics system of teaching children to read is the way in which greater numbers could attain higher standards, Debbie Hepplewhite put her broad primary teaching and teacher-training experience to very good use when designing the Phonics International programme.
Debbie told Flying Start that Phonics International (PI) is a highly-organised, systematic and yet flexible synthetic phonics programme (program) especially designed for all ages and needs and suitable for anyone who wants to learn to read and spell – perfect for schools, tutoring and homeschooling and that teachers, teaching assistants, tutors, learners and learners’ parents will all find the resources very supportive and effective. Student-teachers and teacher-trainers will also find great benefit from using the Phonics International programme for training purposes.
Phonics International is not just for primary school staff and pupils however. There appears to have been a belief that secondary school teachers would not be required to teach reading per se as this was the primary school’s responsibility. In recent times this myth has been dispelled and secondary education plays a large part in remedial work in many subjects. However, relatively few secondary schools may be using systematic synthetic phonics teaching as part of their teaching of reading.
This is borne out by the 2011 Ofsted Report Removing Barriers to Literacy which states,
‘Inspectors saw few instances of systematic phonics teaching in the secondary schools, colleges and other providers of adult education and training, despite the fact that for learners without a grasp of the link between sounds and letters, this knowledge is necessary to develop their literacy’
Debbie has designed Phonics International to be just as easy to use in secondary education and has had glowing feedback on it’s success (http://www.phonicsinternational.com/Secondary_Phonics_write_up.pdf ). With the backing for the phonics system in primary schools, more and more secondary schools will be encouraged to take up the system in their remedial work and Debbie’s passion will be acknowledged to an even higher level than it has been so far. Debbie’s expertise and her impressive Phonics International body of work has seen her invited to be the phonics consultant for the ‘Oxford Reading Tree Floppy’s Phonics Sounds and Letters programme’ (Oxford University Press). Both phonics programmes and the training provision have been recognised by the British government as fulfilling the official ‘Core Criteria’ for ‘Systematic Synthetic Phonics’. They are therefore listed in the national ESPO catalogue (government match funding for schools in England only).
In 2012, Debbie was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List for services to education.
Debbie has recently launched a new course for the teaching of handwriting which can be seen online at http://www.debbiehepplewhitehandwriting.com/
You can contact Debbie at
Phonics International Limited By phone on 01635 800033
Floreat Gardens By email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Berkshire Skype – debbiehepp
Or through the Phonics International web site click here
There’s a sign at Sumburgh airport that reads “London has Harrods, Lerwick has Harry’s” and it sums up exactly what Harry’s Department Store signifies to the inhabitants of a part of the Scotland that isn’t as easily accessible as some and receives some of the harshest weather in the UK throughout the year.
Harry Jamieson is the archetypal self-made man. Having left school at 15, he was able to find a job training to be a barber while the majority of his school mates were forced to leave the islands for work on mainland Scotland and further afield.
His first business move was to acquire the Cozy Corner Café in the 1960’s, which gave him the room to expand the barbershop to include selling masks to celebrate the annual Up Helly Aa festivities.
Slowly buying adjacent properties eventually gave Harry the chance to diversify and Harry’s Department Store opened in the 1970’s as Harry moved into cosmetics and gifts, linens and household goods. As with all fledgling companies, life was far from easy for Harry in making the company a success but with the discovery of oil, his business was given the major boost it required as the workforce from Sullom Voe brought a need for a variety of goods.
Harry’s Department Store is as synonymous with Shetland’s main town as its perhaps more famous counterpart is with the capital of England. In the 50 years of its existence, Harry’s has grown from small beginnings as a barber’s shop into a multi-storey treasure trove selling everything from jigsaw puzzles to kitchen implements, and greetings cards to light bulbs.
Over the years the shop has grown to fill four floors, but the philosophy remains the same, quality well known brands at great prices with good service. Their Toymaster toyshop is a real traditional toyshop as you used to remember them.
An entire floor has been given over to a huge range of toys, games, stocking fillers, crafts and collectables for all ages from birth to 90.
Harry’s also has an extensive Nursery department stocking prams, strollers, cots, cot beds, mattresses and all the other nursery essentials.
In the Household section styled exactly like a traditional high street department store, they hold a large stock, not only of Denby, Horwood and Gaggia, but also of Brabantia, Le Creuset, T&G, Typhoon, Kenwood and Morphy Richards to name a few.
If it’s celebration time then Harry’s Department Store will have just the thing with a host of themed accessories for weddings, anniversaries and birthdays and if the party involves fancy dress then you’ve struck it lucky as Harry’s stocks a massive selection of costumes, wigs and accessories.
Harry’s Department Store prides itself in being a real shop where they aim to stock all the items displayed on the web site. When you contact them you will speak to someone in the shop who can see the actual stock and your order could be at the Post Office within the hour! Shopping at Harry’s is a refreshing change from anonymous call centres and on-line retailers who carry no physical stock themselves.
To see what Harry’s Department Store have to offer you, take a look at their web site at www.harrysdepartmentstore.co.uk
To contact Harry’s Department Store you can complete the online enquiry form or call them on