A fresh start

October already and not a blog posted for weeks. Oh dear. September is traditionally a busy month for us with the Autumn Fair trade show and the start of a new school year both falling together in a the first week or two, along with both daughters' birthdays in the middle of the month. But this year we had some added "busy-ness" with Emma leaving to go to university, and a couple of business market place events falling at the same time as the birthdays. But here we are, in October, and the start of a hectic time preparing for the Christmas season. The office has been blitzed, with all the filing up to date, raw materials have been ordered, and the team are busy putting together the outstanding orders for our customers - Christmas cards, calendars (lots of these!), pictures and clocks. Order your cards and gifts soon, from the website, while stock levels are high. We'd hate you to be disappointed. Here's one of our most popular Christmas cards for this year: this was a cat I sketched while in Germany a while back - she was just lying on the pavement enjoying the sunshine, so I thought she could now just relax in front of the Christmas tree and contemplate playing with the fallen bauble.