Pronto! Let's Cook
Italian in 20 Minutes
In the busy world we live in, it's
difficult to find time for ourselves and
even harder to find time to cook, but we
still need to eat. Best selling TV chef,
Gino D'Acampo is here to help with his
simple shortcuts to cooking quick
Italian meals with all the flavour and
just a pinch of effort that will
revolutionise your approach to cooking
and save you lots of time.
At the heart of his cookbook is a lesson
Gino learned from his grandfather: great
chefs spend time finding the right
ingredients; they don't waste time in
the kitchen preparing them. Pronto!
features a whole host of gorgeous
Italian recipes, alongside handy tips on
how to organise your kitchen, and which
essentials to keep at hand. Gino has
thought of everything you need for
quick, tasty and affordable cooking,
when you are tired and want food ...
Packed with 130 delicious Italian
favourites, Gino's recipes will help you
ditch dissatisfying dinner fixes at the
end of a busy day, as you gain
confidence and speed in the kitchen.
From lighter small plates and soups, to
hearty Italian dishes, Pronto! offers
fresh, exciting and creative meals, so
you can reward yourself at the end of a
long, hard day. In an ingenious twist
for when you are least prepared, recipes
are organised by ingredient, so you can
easily find a dish to make using what
you have in the cupboard or fridge.
Everybody is time-starved, but we all
need to eat, so why not make it as
enjoyable as possible? We all deserve a
delicious dinner, so kick off those work
shoes, pour yourself a glass of wine,
take a leaf out of Gino's book and
rustle up a veritable Italian feast,
with the minimum of effort and the
maximum of satisfaction.
I was really inspired by this warmly
written cookery book by Gino D'Acampo.
The book encourages you to use high
quality ingredients so that you can
create delicious home cooked Italian
meals in the comfort of your own home.
The recipes are all easy and quick to
make and the results are just like you
would find in a good Italian restaurant.
The book includes stunning photographs
so that you can see the finished recipes
and how to present them. Gino also
includes stories of where the
recipes come from and tips to help you
My favourite recipes are Speedy
Vegetable and Cannellini Bean Soup,
Chicken in Lemon and Parsley Sauce, Lamb
Pitta Pockets with Mascarpone Dressing,
Sliced Tuna Steak with Parsley, Lemon
and Garlic Dressing, Summer Vegetable
Tart, and Thin Pancakes with Freshly
Squeezed Lemon Juice. All absolutely
delicious and easy to make.
This is a great book to encourage you to
cook at home with fresh and healthy
ingredients. Easy, quick and also
perfect for entertaining. I would highly
photograph by Matt Russell
Gino D'Acampo is one of the most popular
TV chefs, hosting six seasons of Let's
Do Lunch with Gino and Mel, four seasons
of primetime series Gino's Italian
Escape, as well as being the resident
chef of ITV's This Morning.
Gino is the author of La Dolce Diet,
Italian Home Baking, Gino's Pasta, The I
Diet, Fantastico! and Buonissimo! He has
restaurants in Manchester, Leeds and
London with branches soon to open in
Birmingham, Liverpool, Sheffield,
Harrogate and Hull, as well as three
pasta bars in London.
Gino also has his own website at
Pronto! by Gino D'Acampo is
published by Kyle Books. Price is £16.99
for the paperback. Photography is by
For more information about the book
visit the website at
The Dog Walker begins in January 1987.
In the depths of winter, only joggers
and dog walkers brave the Thames towpath
after dark. Until a young woman, Helen
Honeysett, sets off for a run from her
riverside cottage and never comes home.
Her body has never been found.
Twenty nine years later, Helen's husband
is still searching for answers. He's
asked Stella Darnell, the detective's
daughter, and Jack, a tube driver, to
find out what happened all those years
ago. But the five households on that
desolate stretch of towpath refuse to
give up their secrets.
And as the winter tightens up its grip
once more, Stella and Jack find
themselves hunting for a killer whose
trail has long gone cold...
I recently read 'The Detective's Secret'
by Lesley Thomson, featuring Stella
Darnell who runs a cleaning company,
aptly named 'Clean Slate' who solves
murders with the help of her friend Jack
Harmon, her little poodle, Stanley, and
some extra assistance from her mother,
Suzie, the widow of a detective. I liked
the characters so much I was keen to
read anther book in the same series.
The Dog Walker features the same main
characters, but this time they are asked
to look into the disappearance of Helen
Honeysett, a glamorous young jogger, who
fails to return home from an evening run
with her dog, Baxter. Blame falls on a
kindly local plumber, Steven Lawson, who
subsequently commits suicide.
I really enjoyed reading this nail
biting detective story as Stella and
Jack piece together the elements of this
unsolved mystery. Stella as a cleaner is
thorough and leaves no stone unturned,
Jack is a gentle, superstitious man who
follows his instincts. But both of them
are in danger as the killer may still be
on the loose.
Cleverly plotted with plenty of tension,
drama, and warmly drawn characters, I
took this book on holiday and was
thoroughly entertained. I really enjoyed
finding out about the different suspects
who all had their own motives for
murder, but seemed to have the perfect
alibi. Everything was ingeniously
resolved by the final page, although I
must admit, I was completely taken by
The perfect book to curl up with on a
quiet evening with a hot cup of cocoa. I
look forward to reading some of the
earlier books in the 'Clean Slate'
Stella Darnell series which I haven't
Lesley Thomson grew
up in West London. Her first novel, A
Kind of Vanishing, won the People's Book
Prize in 2010. Her second novel, The
Detective's Daughter was a Number One
best seller and sold over 500,000
The Dog Walker is published by
Head of Zeus. Price is £7.99 for the
For more information visit the website
A Time of
Love and Tartan
Alexander McCall Smith
Review by Jenny Itzcovitz
Changes are afoot in Scotland Street in
A Time of Love and Tartan. Small things
can be of great consequence when a
colossal embarrassment follows Pat
Macgregor's ill-advised coffee with
narcissistic ex-boyfriend Bruce.
If Matthew, her boss at the art gallery,
hadn't wandered into his local bookshop
and picked up a particular book at a
particular time, he would never have
knocked over his former English teacher
or attracted the attention of the
Meanwhile, other characters in the
world's longest running serial novel are
moving onwards and upwards. Stuart's
application for promotion and his wife
Irene's decision to study for a PhD in
Aberdeen mean alterations to life for
the residents of fiction's favourite
street. But as Stuart and Irene's son,
Bertie, and his friends find out,
sometimes change can lead to unexpected
Alexander McCall Smith's delightfully
witty, wise and sometimes surreal comedy
spirals out to include bogus
head-hunters from Papua New Guinea, an
exchange visit from Rwandan forest
people and the adventures of a class of
seven-year-olds with Waiting for Godot.
But its heart remains where it has
always been - true to life, love and
laughter in Edinburgh's New Town.
It's always a joy to read Alexander
McCall Smith's gentle and charming
books, so I was delighted to review the
latest instalment in the 44 Scotland
Street series, A Time of Love and
In this latest ongoing saga set in
Edinburgh, we find Stuart looking for
promotion at work, but held back in his
attempts due to political correctness
and positive discrimination. Meanwhile
Pat is drawn under the spell of the
beautiful but incredibly vain Bruce. Will she be able to resist his charms?
Matthew, father of lively triplets, is
spotted reading Fifty Shades of Grey in
a book shop by his former English
teacher. And Domenica, recently married
to Angus is pondering whether married
life suits her. Meanwhile, Cyril the
friendly dog muses on the next leg that
he might bite, and the people living all
All this and more, is put under the
spotlight in this warmly written book.
Generously spiced with Alexander McCall
Smith's unique dry humour. Curl up with
a cup of hot chocolate and a large slice
of cake and enjoy this sumptuous new
Alexander McCall Smith
Alexander McCall Smith is one of the
world's most prolific and popular
authors. For many years he was a
Professor of Medical Law, then, after
the publication of his highly successful
No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series,
which has sold over 25 million copies,
he devoted his time to the writing of
fiction and has seen his various series
translated into over 46 languages and
become best sellers throughout the
These include the 44 Scotland Street
novels, first published as a serial
novel in the Scotsman, the Isabel
Dalhousie novels, the Von Igelfeld
series and the Corduroy Mansions novels.
A Time of Love and Tartan is
published by Polygon, an imprint of
Birlinn. Price is £16.99 for the
For more information about the book
A Life In The Day
In this much-anticipated
sequel to The Co-op's Got Bananas, his
memoir of growing up in post-war North
of England, Hunter Davies now looks back
across five decades of successful
writing to reflect on his colourful
memories of living in London during the
height of the Swinging Sixties, becoming
editor of Britain’s first colour
magazine, writing the only authorised
biography of The Beatles and documenting
a year in the life of Tottenham Hotspur.
The 1960s were a remarkable decade of
achievement for Hunter Davies. Joining
the Sunday Times in 1961, he rose
through the ranks to take charge of the
Atticus column, transforming its
traditional subject matter from
ministers, bishops and ambassadors to
the likes of Tom Stoppard, David Hockney
and George Best.
In 1965 he also found time to write the
novel Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush
which became an iconic 1960s teenage
film featuring the fabulous music of
Spencer Davis and Traffic. At the same
time his wife Margaret wrote the novel
Georgy Girl which was also adapted into
a successful 1966 film starring Lynn
Redgrave as Georgy, with the theme tune
sung by The Seekers.
This led to Hunter being given
permission to write the official
biography of the Beatles which gave him
extensive access to the band and Brian
Epstein. Hunter recalls his varied
career as a writer both for newspapers
and in book form. His books on The Lake
District, football and many off-beat
subjects remain popular to this day.
The later chapters of the book chronicle
the illness and passing of his beloved
wife Margaret after fifty five years of
marriage. Their delightful relationship
and the lives of their family is a
constant theme of the wonderful
autobiography. Margaret was better known
as the much acclaimed, award winning
author Margaret Forster.
In contrast to
Hunter, Margaret positively shunned the
limelight and had no interest in the
company of the rich and famous,
preferring her writing and the quiet
life of their Lakeland retreat. As
Hunter observed “I won the lottery in
life when I met Margaret”.
Hunter Davies was at the heart of London
culture in the Swing Sixties, becoming
close friends with The Beatles, and
especially Sir Paul McCartney. He has
been writing bestselling books, as well
as widely read columns for over fifty
years. He lives in London and the Lake
District and was married to the author
A Life In The Day is published by
Simon & Schuster. Price is £16.99 for
For more information about the book
visit the website at
By Judith Miller
Review by Simon Fine
Buying and selling
collectibles has become a very popular
hobby or, in some cases, business
venture for many people. Television
programmes such as Bargain Hunt, Flog
It, Cash In The Attic and Antiques
Roadshow have stimulated the interest of
millions of viewers in collecting all
sorts of objects either for practical
use or display or to make a profit by
buying at selling online or at auctions,
markets or car boot sales. Written by
antiques expert Judith Miller, Buy,
Keep, or Sell? is an indispensable guide
for those with an interest in modern
The book’s design makes it very easy to
navigate. A handy introduction explains
how to get started in the world of
collectables, how to determine the value
of items, where and how to buy and sell
and how to avoid the pitfalls such as
spotting a fake.
Judith also explains
how the value of an item is affected by
its condition, rarity, quality, size and
provenance. This guide teaches you how
to squeeze out those hidden gems with
confidence and ensure you never lose
money to a 'fake' again.
The main body of the book is divided
into ten chapters each covering a
segment of the collectables market. My
favourite chapter was Toys, Dolls and
Teddies which was a great nostalgia trip
for me. Brands such as Corgi, Hornby,
Dinky and Chad Valley took me back to my
There were also features on model
railways, marbles, puppets, everything
associated with dolls and teddy bears
plus lots of games. Another fascinating
chapter spotlights the world of
entertainment which has an ever changing
range of collectibles relating to films,
TV, sport and music. As you would
expect, the book also features chapters
on ceramics, historical memorabilia,
glass, household objects and books and
other written material.
What I particularly like about Buy, Keep
or Sell? is the level of detail devoted
to each chapter. At nearly 400 pages,
there is a wealth of information.
Particularly helpful are the top tips to
guide you when considering whether to
buy an item. Also the recommendations on
what to buy, keep or sell, which is
where Judith’s expert knowledge is
This invaluable antiques guide includes
over 1,500 fabulous colour photographs
to help you recognise valuable
collectibles. Providing fascinating
cultural and historical context for
featured collectables, Buy, Keep, or
Sell? is the ultimate user-friendly
guide to sorting the treasure from the
Judith Miller appears regularly on TV
and radio. She is an expert on the BBC’s
Antiques Roadshow and has co-hosted the
popular BBC series The House Detectives,
ITV’s Antiques Trail and Discovery’s
It’s Your Bid.
She is a regular lecturer
and contributor to numerous newspapers
and magazines including the Financial
Times, the Daily Telegraph, BBC Homes &
Antiques and House & Garden.
Buy, Keep, or Sell? is published
by DK. Price is £17.99 for the
For more information about the book
Prezzybox offers a gorgeous
selection of gifts for all the
family. Check out their
extensive range of products,
personalised gifts which are suitable for
Treat someone special in your
life to this beautiful
Personalised Sparkling Rosé
Wine with Silk Rose gift set.
Perfect for a special occasion
such as a wedding anniversary or
birthday, the elegant satin
lined box includes a
personalised bottle of sparkling
Wine and a romantic red velvet
The bottle of French Pigalle Rosé
wine can be personalised with
the recipient's name in up to 25
characters. You can also include
your own special message with
over two lines of text. The gift
set also includes a greeting
card which you can personalise
with an additional message.
Escape to the magic of Morocco
with this exotic set of Moroccan
Tea Light Holders.
high quality glass, the set
includes four tea lights in
Pink, Blue, Purple and Green,
which are each decorated with
When the holders are lit, they
produce a beautiful soft glow.
Perfect for a dinner party or a
romantic meal at home.
The set is packaged in its own
Moroccan style box, making it a
perfect gift. Price is £9.99 for
the set of four tea lights.
Keep your hands nice and warm
when you're out and about in the
cold weather with these cute
pink Click and Heat Cat Hand
Warmers. Perfect for anyone who
loves cats, use one warmer for
each hand and reuse them again
The hand warmers are easy to
activate, simply click the coin
on the warmer sachet and then
place it inside the knitted
warmer to heat it up. Perfect
for anyone who enjoys walking in
the countryside or has to wait
outside for public transport.
Enjoy the warmth when it's cold
outside with these adorable hand
warmers. Perfect as a surprise
gift or as an indulgent treat
for yourself. Price is £9.99 for
the boxed set of two warmers.
Have some fun and add some fluff
to your life and home with this
Pompom Making Kit. The kit
includes enough yarn to make 50
assorted pompoms in different
colours and sizes.
Contents of the kit include 3
different express pompom makers,
7 balls of knitting yarn, 2
skeins embroidery thread and a
plastic needle so that you can
create fun and fluffy pompom
Instructions are included in the
lots of ideas for different
pompom projects such as
necklaces and key rings.
Use it to make Christmas and
birthday gifs or as an
entertaining activity for a cold
evening indoors. Price is £7.32.
Make someone's day with a
delicious Afternoon Tea Treat.
Prezzybox offers a selection of
teas based on the location of
your choice and this lovely tea
shown above is the 2 For 1
Sparkling Cocktail Afternoon Tea
At Hilton London Canary Wharf.
Located in Greater London at the
4 star Hilton London Canary
Wharf, the tea will be for
yourself and your loved one. You
will be served a scrumptious
selection of sultana scones with
cream and strawberry preserve, a
selection of sandwiches and a
miniature dessert selection
complete with a sparkling
cocktail each and a port of tea.
You will enjoy this in the
lavish Cinnamon Restaurant and
Bar within the hotel, but when
possible, the afternoon tea will
be served at the hotel's Sky
Lounge Bar on the 14th floor
which overlooks London and the
River Thames. Price is £34.00.
For more information about
Prezzybox and the range of gifts
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Autumn Gifts from Gillian Kyle
Check out the fabulous range of
gifts and products for the home
from Gillian Kyle.
This adorable Tartan Westie
Fudge Tin will make a lovely
little gift. Yummy wrapped fudge
squares are included in
Gillian's characterful and
useful Tartan Westie tin. A
delicious treat which makes a
fantastic Scottish gift.
You can use the pretty tin
afterwards for storing your
trinkets and other small items
when the fudge is finished. The
Tartan Westie Tin is £9.95.
This eyecatching Tartan Animals'
Hamper will make a lovely new
home, retirement or thank you
The hamper includes
selection of the most popular
‘modern Scottish’ Tartan Animals
range. It features three very
characterful and very Scottish
animals - a majestic stag, a
hairy highland coo and a cheeky
The hamper includes 6 fine china
mugs and 3 cotton tea towels as
well as coasters, placemats and
a sturdy apron; all packed up in
a stylish snowy-white cardboard
hamper box and surrounded by
very modern black shred. Price
This vibrant Large Tunnock's
Hamper is the ultimate gift for
Tunnock's confectionery lovers
everywhere. Choc full of
delicious kitchen textiles,
mugs, placemats, coasters and a
funky biscuit tin from
bestselling and iconic Tunnock’s
These fabulous goodies are
packed up in a gorgeous gold
hamper box. This would make a
fantastic and mega-easy
retirement, anniversary or
leaving gift. Price is £151.00.
The majestic Scottish Stag,
hairy Highland Cow and
mischievous West Highland
Terrier are given a Gillian Kyle
makeover in this set of 6
contemporary Scottish fine china
Large-scale pen and ink
illustrations and an abstract
tartan background make for a
stylish and modern Scottish mug
set. The set includes 2 each of
Gillian's 'Tartan Coo', 'Tartan
Westie' and 'Tartan Stag' mugs.
Price is £55.00.
This delightful Foxy Beasts
Cushion features a pattern of
inquisitive foxes surrounded by
buzzing bees and beautiful
In soft grey with pops of bright
yellow on a slightly textured,
naturally unbleached woven
fabric, this gorgeous Gillian
Kyle cushion will add character,
colour and style to your sofa or
Other cushions in the range
include this pretty Jaggy
Thistles Cushion. Beautiful
thistles and buzzing bees
intertwine on this lovely
Both cushions will add character
and style to your home. Price is
With his majestic, intertwining
antlers and bright yellow
butterflies, Mr Stag and his
reflection make a handsome pair.
On a modern blue-grey
background, this gorgeous
Gillian Kyle Mr Stag's
Reflection Birchwood Serving
Tray is both a practical and
stylish serving tray. Breakfast
in bed, anyone?
It's also a piece of art in its
own right. Hang it up or prop it
up against a wall to add impact
and character to any room. Price
For more information about
Gillian Kyle Ltd click on
Cotswold Trading Gifts and
Cotswold Trading offers a
fabulous selection of gifts and
treats for the home.
Display your cut flowers in this
lovely Mini Flower Posy Vase
from LSA International. The
glass is made from a
sophisticated clear glassware
colour that will fit perfectly
in your home.
This vase has a lovely simple
elegant feel to it and will look
great in your home with a
beautiful bunch of flowers
inside. Price is £10.00.
This cuddly Aroma Home Knitted
Fox Microwave Hottie is the
perfect way to keep warm and
cosy at night in bed or cuddled
up on the sofa.
Each Hottie comes with a
removable microwave inner that
is gently warmed in the
microwave for a long-lasting
It’s also gently scented with
lavender, which is released with
the warmth to give a calming
scent to help you drift off into
a relaxing sleep.
The range also includes this
adorable Aroma Home Knitted Cow
Hottie. Made from 10% lambs wool
and 90% acrylic and beautifully
packaged these hot water bottles
make the perfect gift. Price is
£19.99 for each animal hottie.
This super cute tiny Peleg Luma
Mobile Phone Night Light with a
neat red fitting is perfect for
those who like to read at night,
or early birds who wake up
before their alarm goes off.
The Luma Mobile Phone Night
Light works from the flashlight
app on your mobile phone. Neat
and fun to use, it also makes a
great gift for mobile phone
lovers. Price is £9.50.
These handy pack of Talking
Tables Cheesy Jokes is the
perfect icebreaker for any party
or as an after dinner game at
Go crackers with this triangular
selection of 64 cheesy jokes.
These brie-lliant cheesy jokes
are perfect for friends and
family sure to get everyone
laughing! With a selection of
jokes too gouda to be true, why
not buy it early in time for
Christmas or as a way to cheer
up a dull evening indoors. Price
Liven up your kitchen table with
the vibrant Parlane White
Ceramic House Salt & Pepper Set.
This neat little set is 6cm in
height and sits in its own tray
to catch any flakes. Price is
For more information about
Cotswold Trading click on
a Power Heart
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With hundreds of pieces to choose from – many of
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Gorgeous Gifts from
Annabel James offers a
fabulous range of gifts and treats for the
This beautiful Alpaca Travel Shawl in wine
colour is perfect for the colder weather. This
generous generous 90cm x 190cm shawl comes
pre-rolled in a matching drawstring bag to make
a neat little travel pillow. A deliciously light
blend of baby alpaca (70%) and bamboo fibre
(30%), the shawl is silky soft, whisper light
Versatile for all occasions but ideal on long
flights, on holiday, at weddings, garden
parties. Weightlessly warm, the travel shawl can
be used year-round and the bolster bag protects
it when you're not wearing it.
Understated and elegant, the Samantha Holmes
collection is made from luxuriously soft natural
fibres such as alpaca and bamboo. Each product
is designed in Scotland and made by skilled
artisans in Peru using traditional methods.
Price is £109.95.
This classic metallic Games Room Backgammon Set
is beautifully boxed and makes a lovely gift.
Skill and luck combine with the tumble of the
dice to draw you into this intriguing game,
which is more than 5,000 years old.
The box contains a folded game board with 15
white checkers, 15 gold checkers, 1 doubling
cube and 4 dice to play. Price is £14.95.
This pretty Sewing Kit is perfect for repairs
and mending. A lovely gift for a student or
someone who enjoys handiwork.
This attractive sewing kit contains all the
goodies you need for sewing, including threads,
bobbins, pins, buttons, and lots more presented
in a gorgeous box. Price is £14.95.
This beautiful Robin Jug half pint will make a
friendly addition to your home. Manufactured and
hand decorated in England, the jug is from the
British Birds collection.
Use it as a milk or sauce jug, or fill it with
hand cut or dried flowers. Perfect for a window
sill or guest bedroom, this cute little Robin
Jug will bring you Autumn cheer. Price is
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Perstel DAB Alarm
The new Perstel DR701C DAB
Alarm Clock Radio features FM and DAB +
This new portable DAB radio with a colour LCD
display and clock, features a very handy
"Kitchen Timer" function, ideal if you’re
The radio receives FM, digital DAB and the new
DAB “plus” standard. Giving you all the options
of available digital radio stations.
The DR-701C is a future proof radio, enabling
you to take it on your travels around the world
and to keep up with the transition to DAB plus
in the UK. The new DAB “plus” standard is used
throughout Europe and now in the UK by new
The radio has a sleek contemporary design with a
grill front and glossy edge and backing. Easy to
use and gives superb audio quality, the colour
screen will display pictures or logos that the
radio station might put up from time to time.
has clear illuminated LCD screen so it’s easy
and intuitive to operate. The radio has an auto
scan feature, alarm clock, kitchen timer and 40
As well as being powered by mains the compact
DR701C also runs on AA batteries making it
perfect to take out and about whether it’s out
in the garden, camping or for picnics.
The Perstel DR701C DAB Alarm Clock Radio is
priced at £49.95.
Available from from UK distributors and also
You can also buy it from
Travel the World
with a Globe Light
Plan your holidays and get
a better view of the world with this stylish
Gentlemen's Hardware 'City Lights' 12” Globe
Light from Wild & Wolf.
Light up the world with this stylish 12"
illuminated globe from the Gentlemen's Hardware
homeware collection. Plug it in, give it a whirl
and marvel at the night time city lights of
This feature piece is perfect for your lounge or
office or as a retirement gift. The globe comes
with a sturdy stainless steel base and a classy
dark finish. Smartly packaged in a presentation
box bearing the words 'A Brave New World'. Price
The Globe is also available in Goldfish Orange.
Illuminated with an energy efficient LED bulb
that uses up to 90% less energy than traditional
bulbs, this clever gadget also includes a USB
cable and can be powered using a USB connection
or via a mains plug socket. Price is £90.00.
For more information visit the website at
Dobble 1,2,3 is a great
new educational game for young children from
A game of speed, observation, and reflexes, this
simple pattern recognition game gives children
the chance to learn numbers, colours and shapes.
Presented in a colourful, sturdy tin, Dobble
1,2,3 is perfect for taking on holiday, and is
the ideal way to encourage young children to
become familiar with simple numbers and also
promotes verbal dexterity and language skills.
Dobble 1,2,3 is the latest release in the highly
successful Dobble series of card games.
those who do not know Dobble, it is a game of
speed, observation and reflexes, in which
players race to find the one matching image
between one card and another. Images may be of
different sizes and placed on any part of the
card making them difficult to spot.
Every card is unique and has only one picture in
common with every other card on the deck. You
can also play more advanced versions of the
game, according to the age of the players.
Suitable for children aged 3 and over, the game
can be played by one to five players and takes
around 10 minutes. Price is £12.99.
Dobble 1,2,3 is available to buy now from
Tool from AntCraft
The Ant is a great new
Multi Purpose Hot Craft Tool from AntCraft which
allows quick tip changes to switch crafts even
when the tips are hot.
A breakthrough in crafting, The Ant comes with
starter tips so you can get creative with
variety of medias such as leatherwork, hot-fix
gems, stencils, pyrography, papercraft, wax art,
fabric and card foiling, using only one tool.
The first in a family of products, The Ant from
AntCraft, is an innovative modular system that
comes equipped with 5 different tips and
adapters to get you started in almost any hot
The toolkit includes a mini iron,
pointed, script and calligraphy tips for
foiling, stencil and pyrography work, as well as
a flat gem tip, with over 50 additional tips
system allows tips to be switched fast, even
when hot using the tip puller, leaving more time
to focus on creativity and design. No need to
wait for your tool to cool.
The ergonomic handle, designed for comfort and
close work, features 10 controlled temperature
settings for you to choose between, depending on
the craft requirement.
The Ant Family Accessory packs include:
Pyrography Pack 19 tips, Wax Pack 3 tips, Fabric
Pack 7 tips, Foil Pack 10 tips, Calligraphy Pack
1 tip, Gem Pack 9 tips for, Stenciling 1 tip,
and iron tip pack with prices starting from
The Ant Multi Purpose Hot Craft Tool is priced
For details visit