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&SONS Field Guide - An Extension of Self

Acceptance of self is a stage of life that everyone should pass through, but not everyone does. Some of the most “wildly successful” people I know have absolutely no clue who they are, no understanding of what they believe, and no notion of how to express themselves, and I sympathise with them because I know how long it took me to feel comfortable to be the man I am.  

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Field Guide - Working from home with our Founder, Phil James

Fate seems to have played its part there as I have spent more sustained quality time with my family now than ever before and I can honestly say it has been a special time for me just to ‘be there’ for them. I have two sons, Cooper (14) and Jackson (12), so both teenagers really, who bring all the wonderful and frustrating things ;) that children at that age can bring into a household, especially during a pandemic lockdown.

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&SONS PIONEERS - Signs of the times, Wooden Pins Sign Writers

Wooden Pins are a team of British sign writers who use traditional techniques to create beautiful signs and murals for their clients, including shops, bars, restaurants and many other private businesses.    Chris wears the Union Overalls, Fisherman Hat and Elder Grandad Top  Chris wears the Union Overalls, Fisherman Hat and Elder Grandad Top Simone wears the Womens Union Overalls, and Elder Grandad Top Chris Isherwood and Simone Pritchard are the dedicated sign writers behind Wooden Pins, a business they set up in 2014 having previously developed their skills as graphic designers and illustrators for a variety of clothing brands. A major inspiration for Chris was that one of his former bosses, Ray Muchmore, had originally worked as an professional sign writer...

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