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  • Plastic-free July – our approach to helping the planet
    July 9, 2020 Claire Senior

    Plastic-free July – our approach to helping the planet

    This month is plastic-free July, a global initiative designed to put a spotlight on our crazy plastic consumption, make us more aware of the hidden plastic lurking in our homes (I only recently found out that tea bags contain plastic!) and encourage us all to make some changes.I know that eco credentials are important to you all, so [...]
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  • Emily McDowell on cards, swears, collaborations & democracy!
    July 6, 2019 Claire Senior

    Emily McDowell on cards, swears, collaborations & democracy!

    In the same way that parents are not supposed to have favourite children, I often feel like it’s my duty to love equally all the artist and designers whose work we stock on Pancake’s virtual shelves. But here’s my guilty confession: I absolutely have favourites, and Emily McDowell is way up there in my secret top 5 laminated list! Living, as [...]
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  • The start of a Pancake Forest! Trees for Life
    May 1, 2019 Claire Senior

    The start of a Pancake Forest! Trees for Life

    In March of this year I bought a grove of trees in the Scottish Highlands! This grove, which we will continue to donate towards is important to me, firstly because I love the Highlands with all my heart! My boyfriend and I did a trip around the entire "head" of Britain (on the route known [...]
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  • Why I called my Business The Curious Pancake
    April 18, 2019 Claire Senior

    Why I called my Business The Curious Pancake

    Ah... so you don't sell odd shaped pancakes then? Er, no. No we don't. Surprisingly, it's not a question I get from many customers. It's usually quite clear to those visiting our site that we don't actually sell pancakes at The Curious Pancake. Just hundreds of illustrated greetings cards and assorted stationery goodies. So why the name?It's all in the name, [...]
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  • Please could you not put the cards in the plastic sleeves?
    April 17, 2019 Claire Senior

    Please could you not put the cards in the plastic sleeves?

    **this article has been recently updated in light of new information about polypropylene recycling** "Please could you not put the cards in the plastic sleeves?"I received this request in the comments box of an order that came in last week. As far as requests go it’s a perfectly understandable one and I can completely see where [...]
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