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‘Importance of Education’ Written and Presented by Cola Spangle #13

Hello readers, it’s Cola here and now on Blog 13, don’t worry it’s just a number! Verse 7 page 18 is not at all complex. It simply reminds us all that education, in all its forms, starts early; pretty well as soon as we are born we are learning new things. Willie is learning how […]

‘Age is just a number’ Written and Presented by Cola Spangle #12

Hello everyone, so far I’ve covered quite a lot in my previous 11 Blogs. If you’ve missed any you can catch up on the website. Today we look at verse 6, page 16. This verse relates directly to one of the ‘core values’ we talked about in an earlier Blog. Give them time to be […]

‘Super Mum’ Written and Presented by Cola Spangle #11

Today we look at verse 5, page 14, and whilst this is a simple little verse it has a significant meaning. This is super mum Jane Leaping and she’s very concerned about Rachel, her daughter. Rachel is now exploring, finding her feet she now wants to find out everything about everything! Poor Jane is very […]

‘A Cautious Swim’ Written and Presented by Cola Spangle #10

Hi All, Cola again, I hope you are enjoying the inside story all about The Life Tree. Verse 4, page 12 of the book, is really important to understand. Winnifred Beak with her kids, all her friends call her Winnie, or Win, in actual fact her first name is Catherine but no one ever calls […]

‘Verse 3’ Written and Presented by Cola Spangle #9

Hi Everyone, today we look at verse 3, page 10 of the book. This links to a ‘core value’, the role of any parent is to protect and provide. Cart Tweeting flies in with lunch for his two kids, Bianca and Boo. Carl loves his family and his job as a professional singer; the kids […]

‘New Life’ Written and Presented by Cola Spangle #8

In Blog 7 we started our journey through each of the 31 Verses of Wisdom, today look at verse 2, page 8 of the book. Angela, John and Ray are spellbound by ‘new life’, this time it’s a tiny flower breaking ground and looking up to the sun. Never take nature for granted, look after […]

‘Verse 1 of The Life Tree’ Written and Presented by Cola Spangle #7

Hi All, Cola back again to take you on a nice walk through The Verses of Wisdom Book, 31 thought provoking and often amusing verses all linked to The Life Tree Picture. I’ll cover each one for you, explaining what it means and pointing out if it links into any of the ‘core values’ I […]

‘Foundations of The Life Tree’ Written and Presented by Cola Spangle #6

Cola, back to give you the next thrilling instalment of the story which sits behind the creation of The Life Tree. If you’ve missed any previous blogs you can catch up by logging onto the website and at the foot of the ‘Home Page’ click on the ‘Blog’ tab. Graham and Lisa met for a […]

‘Meeting Lisa Beta’ Written and Presented by Cola Spangle #5

Hi All, Cola with the next fascinating instalment of the story of The Life Tree. Graham arrived in Tallinn and checked into the hotel, he was ahead of Lisa’s arrival by about 2 hours. He dropped off his case and sat in the lounge with a glass of red wine. Excited and a little nervous, […]

‘A Trip To Tallinn’ Written and Presented by Cola Spangle #4

Hi All, Cola reporting the next exciting instalment of The Life Tree story, over 2 years of painstaking work to bring it to life! Having now established contact with Lisa, Graham had several Skype sessions, Skype allows you to see each other and talk across your computers. The project was discussed at length and many […]

‘Contacting Lisa Beta’ Written and Presented by Cola Spangle #3

Hi All, its Cola, back with you to continue the story of The Life Tree. In my past post you learned that getting hold of Moscow based Russian artist Lisa Beta was proving a challenge as she hadn’t replied to numerous Facebook messages from Graham. Undaunted and being a natural born salesman Graham had a […]

‘Searching for the Perfect Illustrator’ Written and Presented by Cola Spangle #2

Hi All, Cola here and back to continue the amazing story of The Life Tree. In my last Blog post you learned how the idea for The Life Tree came about, initially from an episode of Dragons Den. Today learn more about the work and effort which needed to go into the project in order […]

‘Secrets of The Life Tree’ Written and Presented by Cola Spangle #1

The Life Tree is now over 2 years old and continues to grow each and every day. Everyone seems to love the picture, following all of the characters through the journey of life, but there is also a ‘behind the scenes’ story about how it was born, what inspired its creator, Graham Finch, to produce […]

Top facts about Racoons

Cheeky and endearing, The Life Tree loves Racoons!  Rory Racoon is a key character in our picture and so we thought we would find out a bit more about these super cute looking critters! Where do Racoons Live? Racoons are indigenous to the Americas.  They are found across southern Canada, most of the United States, […]

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World Kindness Day 2017

13 November, is World Kindness Day and we are tickled pink to support it.  Our beautiful personalised picture, The Life Tree, is brimming with meaningful messages about life’s rich journey and one of the key missives is to treat other people (as well as animals) with kindness and compassion. World Kindness Day is going to […]

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