The Flamingo Paperie starter pack has arrived.

Eek – the starter pack has arrived and my partnership with Flamingo Paperie has truly begun.

When I signed up it was an easy process but I was unsure what I would receive in the starter pack of cards. A few days later, I felt like a child at Christmas, with the tingly rush of adrenaline and butterflies fluttering in my stomach when I saw our postman arrive with a box. This feeling intensified as I opened it.

Starting out with Flamingo Paperie

A collection of cards in the starter pack

There were cards- lots of cards of different designs to give an overview of range available. British made and as environment- friendly as possible they feel and look quality. There is also a pack of cellophane covers for the cards if required – putting these on are optional. As the world is becoming more plastic conscious, this is a good idea because customers may be happy without them or at least give them back to be used again.

My favourite cards in the pack.

Now is the perfect time for me to start my business; Christmas is coming and the festive range of cards, wrapping paper and accessories such as bunting are beautiful. Christmas is my favourite time of year and I adore the advent calendars especially the The Reindeer Stables. Mine will take pride of place at home this year.  I have decided you are allowed more than one advent calendar and never too old to join in the fun. The quality and design mean they are an excellent addition to the Christmas tradition. I love the advent cards too which are ideal to send to children and friends through the post for added smiles. You can view the range here. What do you think?

The Customer Club

My business will predominately online so I’m  thrilled with news there is a customer club people can join. If you love stationery, would like updates of new ranges and news this is ideal; you get special offers and sometimes surprise gifts when you order. More details can be found here*

Flamingo Paperie Customer Club

Join in the fun with the Customer Club


A steep learning curve is ahead as I get my head around starting my own business but with the website already formed by the company, apart from a couple of changes, and the support from a flamboyance of flamingo partners and the company owners online it is also exciting.

More soon


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*a pop-up pops up to clarify you are human so if your phone doesn’t like it or any problems signing up just let me know and I can help 🙂

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Blog Blitz: Beginnings by Helen J.Christmas

Thank you Rachel’s Random Resources and Helen J.Christmas for inviting me on the one day blog blitz to look at the book Same Face Different Place Beginnings by Helen J.Christmas



Title Beginnings

Author Helen J. Christmas

Beginnings is a romantic thriller set in the criminal underworld of 1970s London. Eleanor Chapman is 16. She has no idea her father is employed in a world of organised crime until the day he is forced to go on the run, leaving her at the mercy of dangerous people.
Her life is spiralling out of control yet on the night she plans to escape, she stumbles across a mysterious prisoner. His name is Jake, a rock musician from Holland and he has a contract on his life.
Their daring escape across London eventually draws them into a place of hiding before Jake’s chilling story begins to unfold. He was the one vital witness to a sinister scene leading up to the death of a British MP and now those responsible want him silenced. As two young people, thrown together by fate they develop intense feelings for each other. It does not take long for Eleanor to realise that she will do anything possible to keep Jake alive.
Their tender love bond keeps you turning the pages as they live on a knife edge, desperate to escape London. Will they outrun the deadly enemies who stalk them? Or are the people at the top more powerful than they think?
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Author Biography


Helen J. Christmas lives on the south coast of Sussex with her husband. With a love of writing since childhood, she started her decade spanning thriller series ‘Same Face Different Place’ in 2011. Her first book ‘Beginnings,’ set in 1970s London, combines romantic suspense with a hard-hitting conspiracy thriller. Writing is something she juggles around family and social life. Helen is self employed and enjoys running the web design company, she and her husband set up from home. They have no children but enjoy the company of a faithful border collie and a fluffy white cat. Helen confesses to have got most of her ideas for writing, whilst walking Barney along the beach.
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