Hello hello! I have been so busy this week, it has been ace but only now do I feel even remotely organised or relaxed. I had quite a big House Doctor order delivered to me earlier in the week which I'd placed before Christmas and it has taken a lot of work to sort through. I was really excited for everything to come because the glass candle boxes are so different from a lot of things that we get here in the UK. The rustic simplicity of them looks perfect with the faded florals I love so much. I'd sampled a few candle holders prior to ordering but I've sneaked myself a copper one and the gorgeous pinky tint of the metal looks really lovely with my white John Lewis lantern in the conservatory. I'll do a bit of a show and tell either tomorrow or Tuesday because obviously there are some in the shop for you too! :)
I still have some bits and pieces to upload and I'll have new stock coming in on a weekly basis so I'm trying to get myself into a bit of a routine. (Currently obsessed with this website at the moment, where inspiring people share their morning routines!)
It's hard work having my own little shop but I'm enjoying every minute of it. I am gaining experience in all areas of small business and it's a learning curve doing everything myself. I lug heavy boxes around (thanks to Health & Safety training at my previous job I've got the golfers' lift off to a tee*), I sumo wrestle with giant rolls of bubble wrap and my vocab is far more varied than it used to be - you should hear the swear words I've blurted out when struggling with techy things on my website. I'd make a sailor blush. I'm not earning any money so I can't afford treats but I'm happier than I have ever been.
Although I've had some late nights with stock and orders, this week I've still managed to spend an afternoon knitting in front of Once Upon A Time, took my niece to toddler group and had brunch on Friday morning with a lovely new friend.
We went to my MIL's for one of her amazing roast dinners today and I came home to cuddle up with a book and a blanket. Promptly had a two-hour nap. It has been the most perfect day.
Have a good week everyone!
PS My site doesn't automatically accept paypal payments; I am working on an acceptable solution (learning curve, much?!) but if you'd rather pay by paypal please feel free to email me and I'll send an invoice super-quick for you to pay.