So something a little different from me today!

As you will all know (being bookworms!) today is Shakespeare Day! Today, in 1564 the worlds most celebrated playwright and poet was born – hurrah!

So to celebrate this famous figure and the written word, Viking ran a campaign starting on 18th March (beginning of Shakespeare week) until today encouraging us to get creative!  I was over the moon to be invited to take part in the campaign and was blown away when I received my box of goodies in the post!

what was in the box?

All this amazing stuff!!  I was given a beautiful calligraphy pen set, chisel tip sharpie, coloured pens, gold frame, stamps, Shakespeare play book, parchment paper, coloured paper, postcard, literary tea and wooden letters!  Completely unexpected!

So then I had to think about how I might get creative…..!  I tried lots of different things but I’m honestly not creative when it comes to designing things….. Everything looked like a 5 year old had done it!  And my calligraphy isn’t quite there yet… I may have cheated slightly!

Firstly, lets take a closer look at some of the goodies I received:

A postcard print and Romeo & Juliet Tea

The postcard reads: ‘We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and out little life is rounded with a sleep’ – Shakespeare.  Beautiful.

Wooden tiles and a new version of Romeo and Juliet!

This little book is hilarious! It is exactly like Romeo and Juliet would be today!  Here’s the back cover and an extract (love this page!):

The autocorrect bit really made me laugh out loud!

How beautiful is this?! I absolutely love it and am definitely going to practice calligraphy now…it’s something I’ve always wanted to do but never got around to it!

And here is my creativity… sucks!! But I thought I’d choose my top 10 Shakespeare quotes!

Thank you so much to Viking for sending me this box! I’m sure there are many bloggers out there who are much more creative, but I actually really enjoyed looking through Shakespeare’s work and picking out my quotes!

You can check our Viking here.

If you celebrated Shakespeare Week or are celebrating today, let me know what you’re up to!

Thanks for reading!

Chelle x

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