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12 Days of Christmas blogging bonanza

This year I set myself the challenge of of writing a blog post everyday this month. The posts are inspired by the “12 Days of Christmas” rhyme and have opened my eyes to all things Christmassy!

I chose to blog about different designers festive gifts from “brooches” to biscuits, cards to Christmas wraps, and along the way made a few new friends too!

Mike Tompkins Tweet - Thinking Fox

I recently came across via Twitter (a tweet from Rob Harrison @ThinkingFox – thanks Rob!) this amazing video by Mike Tomkins. He uses his voice and mouth to make sounds for music and has covered Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” – all acapella style. This video builds up and up and just gets better and better as it goes. It’s a great song anyway but he has done such a brilliant job I was inspired to blog about it.

As fans of cake, we started to notice a lot of resourceful cake makers who have created beautiful cakes and cupcakes to celebrate the Royal Wedding. And then, upon further investigation, we realised it’s not just about cake (who knew?).

Below are some examples:

Cakehole London are a mobile theming community who contacted us recently to show us their set of 475 SVG icons.

The nice people over there thought that our readers could benefit from these and use them on their own blogs and websites. How nice of them!

So we thought it would be great to post a blog about the icons so that all our readers could take a look.

The icons come in 3 different sizes, .png and .SVG so that designers can edit them as they need to!

Hope you like them as much as we do here at Top Left Design.

Today, March 20th, is ‘Holi’ – a spring religious festival celebrated by Hindus. Traditionally, Holi is celebrated by people throwing coloured powder and coloured water at each other – certainly a beautiful way to express yourself!

Rangapanchami occurs a few days later on a Panchami (fifth day of the full moon), marking the end of festivities involving colours.

Of course, we LOVE colours at Top Left Design!

Happy Holi today if you are celebrating!

On the shortest day of the year it’s time for a short blog post!

We have featured this video as a link from our Xmas Newsletters for a few years running but we didnt this year – however, have no fear as this is on YouTube and is worth a watch – it will make you smile especially when that white reindeer sings at 1 minutes and 16 seconds into the video – “HeyIyiyiyi Am Dreaming of a White Chrismas!”. Love it!

For those of you who know about BNI – this is great! It’s a song performed by a member of BNI here in the UK. His name is Richard Swan and he is from a wedding, party and function band called Cornucopia – and a member of Tower Hill BNI who meet in the Gherkin Building in London.

Luckily none of you have to go back in time to attend – it’s on You Tube – and here on our Blog!

Have a listen to the whole thing and let me know what you think!!