Monthly Archives: December 2011



I feel the need to broadcast that there will be a new member of my family in a couple of months in the form of a lovely girl kitten! We have just reserved her- she’s only 2 weeks old at the moment so won’t be meeting her until January- cannot wait!

We’ve been looking for a new kitten for a couple of months now as our 12 year old cat has become very lonely since her sister (rest in peace) sadly had to be put to sleep in the summer. So we’ve been trying to find a companion for her, which hasn’t been particularly easy as we wanted a cat of the same breed and many of the breeders were located up North, and as much as we’d like a kitten I’m not sure flying up to Scotland would have been ideal!

Our cat may be 12 years old but she’s still very lively and playful so a little kitten is sure to keep her amused -and I’m sure it’ll quickly find out who’s boss!

Now all that we need to decide on is a name……Any ideas??!

The Festive Season!


CHRISTMAS……I can’t believe it’s almost that time of year again, where does the time go?!

I’m not feeling particularly festive yet though and if anything I’m feeling like a bit of a scrooge! I think it’s my job that’s caused this- the Christmas playlist is doing my head in! I don’t mind Christmas songs in short doses and I love Michael Buble but everytime I hear him singing Let it Snow I want to strangle him! And the gift wrapping- I often wish we didn’t offer a free gift wrapping service to our customers, I’m getting bored of estimating the correct amount of wrapping paper and ribbon to use!! And if another customer asks me to take the price off a product before wrapping, which I always do anyway,I will tell them they can do their own wrapping! Haha. But the good thing about this is that I’ll be able to impress my family with my superb new wrapping skills and fancy bows!

Ha rant over, honestly I like the festive season and in terms of work I like it when people come to the shop and really appreciate the service we give and are impressed with the wrapping (particularly the men, who say they could never do it as well as us). 

I also love getting together with family friends, I actually enjoy Christmas shopping and the joy presents bring, I also like to come home and be greeted by the twinkly lights of the tree and smell of pine needles. Most of all, though, I love Christmas dinner (but not the weight I put on after it!)

I’m heading to the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland tomorrow in London so I’m hoping this will definitely get me in the Chirstmas spirit! Have a look at it here:



Is it just me who thinks that the new Siri app shows how lazy we’ve become? Or I guess maybe it shows how busy we’ve become? Work takes up a large percentage of people’s lives now and working days often consist of really early mornings and late nights with barely any relaxation time. So maybe there is a need for an app that can be used on the go and give us answers quickly? But is anyone really so rushed off their feet that they can’t stop for a few seconds to text someone or google the weather themselves, instead of speaking to a phone which will do it for them?! I mean, don’t get me wrong, it’s a great piece of intelligent technology and if I had the new iPhone I would most definitely use Siri, I just think it shows that new technology seems to be taking over somewhat and isn’t really necessary.

Although I will be the first to admit that I’d be lost without my phone, laptop and the TV, I don’t think I’ll be purchasing the iPhone 4S just yet. Watch this space though, I might warm to it if I ever become a high-flying business woman always on the go!