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Love Potion Number 9

Posted on: July 1, 2020

Originally performed by a group called The Clovers in 1959 the song “Love Potion Number 9” was written by Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber.  Re-released by The Searchers in November 1964 it reached number three in the U.S. Billboard charts and was one of three of their smash hit records that also included; “When you walk in the room” and “What have they done to the rain”? The lyrics refer to a Gypsy named Madame…

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The every changing world of skips

Posted on: May 13, 2020

Skips and Carmarthen skip hire companies such as http://pendragonskiphire.co.uk/carmarthen-skip-hire/ often come to our rescue when we have too much rubbish or graden items to take down to our local tip. Working with domestic and commercial clients you can be sure that they have some interesting stories to tell. Image Credit Here are some interesting facts about the world of skips. Original horses were used to draw wooden rubbish carts but these could only be used…

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cotton poplin

An Introduction to Cotton Poplin

Posted on: January 8, 2020

Poplin refers to a type of weave, meaning the way the fabric threads have been combined. It has been around for a very long time and is still used very widely by home sewers and in mass-produced clothing alike. Where Does It Originate From? France’s history is filled with stories of new fabrics. The term poplin itself derives from the word papelaine in French. This was a 15th-century word that came from the word “papelino”,…

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