Ben Hardy

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Writer and Junior Social Media Manager. Books. Bikes. Bands. Simpsons and South Park obsessive.

Six Valentine’s Day gifts for her with a difference

This wasn’t supposed to happen again. You’ve mastered remembering her whole family’s birthdays. You’re even a dab hand at loading the dishwasher the “right” way. The one thing you haven’t got the hang of is gift buying. You’re infamous for waiting until the very last minute and then panic-buying something…

Outside the box ways to help kids grow up

There’s a whole world of “wisdom” out there about how kids should behave, what they should do, and how they should be raised. If you don’t believe me, just take a look at the number of different parenting guides in your local bookshop. But is tradition or popularity actually best?…

Customs and rituals

Customs and Rituals could be the title of a dusty rule book for members of a secret club. There’s an air of mystery that just plain fits. Customs and rituals are things that have meaning and make perfect sense to the people involved, but not necessarily to anyone else. And…

Let’s talk about December birthdays

December! It’s a tinsel-strewn, winter wonderland of a birthday month. December birthdays are a bonus celebration at what’s already proven to be “the most wonderful time of the year”. People are well and truly in a party mood with Christmas just an Advent calendar’s countdown away. Trees are being decorated,…

Paint a mural? Actually, you can.

To celebrate our new book for kids, Wise(ish) Words – and spread a little of the sort of advice you’ll find in it – one of our designers, Daniela, has brightened up an otherwise dreary wall near our office. We’re lucky to have a whole load of very talented designers…

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