Blimey………. can’t believe I haven’t blogged since November, although I have to admit, I turn into a rather large dormouse during the winter months. Having stocked my house with essential supplies (red wine, chocolate, fresh coffee and Earl Grey tea) I light the wood burner & snuggle down in front of the TV armed with various box sets (The Inbetweeners being the best) and embrace Winter! Having convinced my other half to do the morning school run months ago (he works from home and needs to escape the house for fresh air every morning – honestly!). I managed a few hours work and have loaded some stuff into the shop at last.
We had a Christmas visit from the Russians (my brother Luke and his Siberian wife) which involved too much vino and not enough sleep! My children, lured by the chance of some retail therapy, were keen to visit the in-laws in Birmingham, where I came across this wonderful life-size installation at The Custard Factory and an enormous vintage clothing shop – you know me…. I love a bit of recycling!
At Peagreen we are still on the hunt for some cheap storage in order to expand the business. I am cracking on with my handmade candles (easier to store) and have a few fairs booked on April 3rd @ St Matthews Hall, Topsham, Devon, the first weekend of June @ the Respect Festival in Exeter and the first weekend of July @ the Cathedral Craft Fair, Exeter. All these bookings have resulted from joining The Craft Hub last year. Thank you to those lovely ladies Pip, Hannah and Lucy who have been working so hard on behalf of everyone involved in this Exeter-based craft co-operative.