A Festival Of Colours. Happy Holi !

Spring has most definitely sprung !

It’s lovely to witness the little ones venturing outside into the sunshine without their winter woolies, the emerging of a kaleidoscope of fresh colours across the landscape and have you heard the dawn chorus…


Orange Oranges

After visiting an organic market, inland from Denia on the Costa Blanca in Spain, I knew the sight of these beautiful, locally grown orange oranges was my inspiration for my blog .Yes it’s that time of year already when…


Halloween and colours

” Boo “ !!

Tonight’s not all about black, signifying death, orange carved pumpkins, to ward of unwanted spirits and purple‘s aid in magic spells.

Halloween itself does have some very dark connotations, that said, not many folks…


Time For Summer Pastels ?

We are already officially in the middle of summer.The 21st of June had the longest day light hours for those of us living in the northern hemisphere. Although sunshine this summer is not quite as evident as we’re used to…


Can you guess that’s why they call it the blues?

I don’t usually have difficulty writing about colour and I have to admit I’m finding it hard to get going on the subject of blue. I can only surmise it’s just far too relaxing and it’s making me feel dreamy…


Why Does Pink Stink?

As March is women’s history month, this seems an appropriate time to have a look at the gender implications of colour.

“Blue for a boy, pink for a girl”

Curiously, it’s actually a relatively recent phenomenon. Baby books, new baby…


Green Shoots of Springtime

Nature has more shades of green than we can envisage

We mark the end of winter and herald the coming of spring, as the land around us starts at last to turn green again.

Green is the colour of nature…



What colours will you be wearing this year ?

Put the flags out ! All the colours in the rainbow are in. This is wonderful news, to help lift the world out of the doom and gloom of recessionary neutrals…


Is there A Golden Change In The Air ?

This Friday 21st December marks the winter solstice for those of us in the Northern hemisphere, the shortest day, after which we can anticipate the days beginning to lighten towards the coming springtime with all of the bright fresh…


Breaside School Enjoy the Rainbow Song

The Rainbow Song is not only enjoyed by children who respond to the engaging and fun words and melody, teachers love it too. Why? Firstly, it teaches the colours of the rainbow in the right order, which is part of…


Back to School – so, what colours will help you learn best?

In most of the classrooms of primary schools run by creative and involved teachers, we see a riot of colourful things on the walls. Sharing and displaying the arts and crafts created in school helps children learn to take pride…