Have you ever been approached by someone mid-meal or snack, only to realize afterward that your lips were a deep shade of blue? I can relate! My daily blueberry habit has gotten me into such a situation once or twice. I also know I'm not the only one who loves these little berries packed with blood pressure lowering compounds and phytonutrients.  

While there are commemorative holidays throughout the year, July seems rather smitten with this soft fruit that grows in acidic soil. July 8th is National Blueberry Day, July 10th - Pick Blueberries Day, and just to drive home the point, the entire month of July is National Blueberry Month.

All these mentions of blueberries in July had me thinking of blue skies and the colour blue. 'Blue sky thinking' is a term I hear from time to time on the lips of those who enjoy designing and creating things, even when their aim is to find a solution to an issue or innovate. For those who are unfamiliar with the phrase, it's essentially a metaphor for brainstorming or looking at something from new and unconventional perspectives.

Frankly, any kind of creative thinking exercise lends itself well to pen and paper. Our notepads, journals and sketchbooks are often used for this type of thing. As well as colourful markers, pencils and other writing instruments. After all, there's something therapeutic about using our hands for useful activities, without the use of screens. It can make a stressful situation feel much more soothing.

In honour of blueberry month and the blue skies above us over the coming weeks, we're taking a look at a few of our blue items, as well as products which enable 'blue sky thinking'.


We wish you a week of blue sky thinking, blue sky viewing and with any luck, mouthfuls of blueberries!Tuesday's Tonic Figg Street Co.

July 02, 2024 — Antoinette D'Angelo

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