New for the coming season:
When we come back refreshed after our Easter break we have a list of plans. The fence to the right of the village hall entrance and the greenhouse also at the right of the hall will hopefully be painted a pale lavender. After permission is sought and gained we will hopefully use the new Frenchic outdoor chalk paint. We will also be titivating and garden area and will have the first of our plants in for sale. We will be introducing a new clay pot buy back scheme - if you buy a plant in a clay pot then we will offer to buy back (on receipt of a sales ticket) said pot.
Next on my list will be saving up to buy a small garden shed as we have some garden items which really need to be under cover and then locked up at night.
In light of all this I think I will just chill over the break and genuinely try not to do too much.
Spring is just around the corner (so they say) and as usual we have plans afoot!
We're expanding our produce (farm shop) section inside the shop and of course when we're sure that the risk of frost is past we will have our usual plants for sale outside the shop.
This year I definitely plan to get the glass in the greenhouse and to get it painted (again). This is so that I can grow and sell the veg and herb plants I have just posted on the new order page
I can't believe that I'm going to talk about this but it's nearly time to start the countdown to Christmas!
We'll start displaying Christmas goods on Thursday 10th November but of course first we have the Christmas Bazaar at St Faith's community centre on Sunday 6th November
We've had a meeting, holidays decided for the next 15 months! Can't believe that we're so organised. Lit the fire for the first time yesterday and I do believe that all the customers appreciated it. I know that I certainly did. we've got the cutest two rocking horses for sale - suit 12 -36 month olds I think.
I can't believe all this time has gone by since I last wrote, must try harder.
Autumn, my favourite season, is upon us and I look forward to lighting the fire again and generally settling in for the coming winter and that dreaded time of year (Christmas!!).
We've had a good start to the season and sales seem to be up, our credit card machine is behaving itself (so far) and customers have been fab. Debbie has made a start on her crafty sessions with a one to one on Frenchic chalk paints. We've also had several new sellers join us and I'm looking forward to the Christmas Bazaar on 6th November in the church. Country Matters and the Lavender tearoom will be closed that day but refreshments will be available at the church. By the way, there is no entry fee for our adoring public.