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Fun Things to do Indoors (and in your Garden!)

Fun Things to do Indoors (and in your Garden!)

School's Out - Having Fun Indoors!  This weekend we're painting a big rainbow to stick in our window to give hope to anyone walking past alone. We've previously outlined in this blog post what we are doing, and will continue to do, to safeguard ourselves and our customers during this outbreak and do our bit in challenging times. Extra time with family is on added bonus but needs to be filled and this can be another challenge. 5LD have some ideas to help amuse and educate your little ones who may be with you for the foreseeable future. You will...

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Worried about COVID-19?

To our wonderful customers, In light of the increasing spread of COVID-19, I wanted to take moment to reach out to you with some information about the steps we are taking to ensure everyone is healthy and protected. The team behind Five Little Diamonds consists of just myself and my seven year old daughter, and we work hard to provide you with an excellent level of service. One of the perks of being a small business is there is a much smaller likelihood of contamination. However, as the Coronavirus gains traction, picking and packing will be done by just myself (in the...

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All About Strawberry Shortcake

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All About Strawberry Shortcake

If you grew up in the 1980's, chances are you've met Strawberry Shortcake. Strawberry is a cartoon character originally used on greeting cards, but proved so popular she had her own range of dolls, posters, and later appeared on television and films. She's a favourite for collectors and, after having a few makeovers throughout the years, she's been restored to her former glory to mark her 40th birthday. These stunning dolls are now available from us.  Small Strawberry Shortcake Doll £12.99 A Brief Introduction to Strawberry Shortcake  Strawberry Shortcake is the protagonist of the Strawberry Shortcake franchise. In the 1980's version of the franchise she lives in a shortcake, while...

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Let's Learn All About Miffy

Let's Learn All About Miffy

At Five Little Diamonds, we love bright and bold colours and simple design. We also love bunnies. The one thing that combines all these things is the beloved children's character, Miffy! Miffy fans will know the history of this iconic bunny, however people who are just discovering Miffy (you lucky people!) may not. There is a common misconception that she is Japanese, and hangs about with Hello Kitty. This is not true- she is in fact Dutch. Read below to learn all about this wonderful little bunny... Miffy was born in 1955, drawn by Dick Bruna. He is sometimes referred...

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Our Trip to UK Ponycon 2018

Our Trip to UK Ponycon 2018

On Saturday the 13th of October, I had the pleasure of attending the 15th Ponycon, held in the Nottingham Conference Centre. I was joined by 999 other pony fans, and let me tell you, it was well worth it! Sadly, as I went without my daughter, I was only able to stay for one day, however much I would have liked to have stayed the weekend. There were many events, which I am sure my 5 year old would have loved- karaoke, destroy the fakie, design a crown etc, but I went purely to stalk all the glorious stalls of...

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