40 comments / Posted by Louise Clark

Well... here we are at the end of November... My last entry to my blog was February ... how ridiculous is that?  I actually think that February was perhaps the last quiet moment I had .. since then it has been a complete whirlwind of events ...The facebook page has taken off to extreme levels and I've made some amazing customers that I would like to call friends ... We have a chat in the day time and a laugh in the evening and it certainly keeps me going during busy and stressful times.

Since September I have been working really hard ..... June was crazy for "Apple for the Teacher" keyrings and October went bonkers over Poppy pins .... after selling so many poppies ....  I was really proud to donate £100 towards the Peterborough British Legion Poppy Appeal... It was lovely to visit them at the Paston and Gunthorpe Community Center and see all the hard work that went on for such a lovely cause... Next year we will start early and I intend to up the donation to 10% for each poppy sold.... 

After the poppy appeal came the Christmas rush or should I say "The Slinky Rush" .... after the Slinky Santa and Slinky Snowman ... a group of Slinky Characters popped up ... I've not had a count up yet but I will.... and oh BOY will there be a lot!!!!  The Rudolf is my fave ... but by far the Slinky Santa is the most popular....  How are we going to top that next year?

A big welcome last month to Rhian ... my Glam Glassistant that comes and helps on Saturdays and one evening during the week....  On her first week I was so nervous about her cutting herself on glass and had a HUGE PILE of plasters on hand ... I was later to discover that she was in fact allergic to plasters and did finally cut herself on ... wait for it ... the tape gun!!!! ........Although I do not understand her taste in music (who are these bands... am I old?), she has settled in really well and no trips to casualty have been needed (YET!).

So in a nutshell.... a fantastic year for us ... I can only thank my lovely customers from the website and my facebook page for being such stars.... for the chatting, for the banter, for the orders and for most of all ... for putting up with my lack of admin skills due to lack of time spent on the computer and too much time making lovely glass.... As we grow, I hope this will change but for now ... I thank you for your shouts, nudges and pokes....

Next year ... I want to be bigger and better but still be approachable, affordable and always here for a natter and a pinot at the end of a hard night .... big hugs from me..... xxxxx


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