11 years ago I opted for redundancy from a Management role within the Welfare to Work industry. Eva was 1 year old, I was 30 and I wasn’t sure what to do next…..
After deliberating options I decided on a business that I could run from home doing a few events etc. whilst being there to enjoy time with Eva 😍
This photo is quite early on where I had blankets from the range as table cloths, pink & blue, even had Johnson’s baby lotion I can see on the table and very wobbly pasting tables they were too!
A lot has happened in the past 11 years but ultimately everything that has happened has brought me to this point here.
I’ve grown so much as a person, as a parent, and a business person and my eyes have been opened to so many wonderful ways of approaching life and parenting.
I’ve met the most amazing people who have become friends for life, I’ve helped others meet amazing people and find friends for life, I’ve had the absolute pleasure of working with some truly wonderful people and as far as customers go, you really are the best.
So many unbelievably fantastic humans in here that I’ve had the honour of connecting with through that teeny business that I started 11 years ago. Other business owners, my competitors across the country that I would never have met and now consider friends. 3, in particular, hold a special place in my heart. ❤️
That business grew and grew into what it is now and I can say I’m honestly so proud of what it’s become and I couldn’t have done any of it without the support of Adam, my husband who has been right behind me with every decision I’ve made but is probably looking forward to getting his wife back.
The industry is struggling. Brexit was a killer with small businesses expected to absorb tens of thousands of pounds of extra costs through imports and losing international sales due to additional costs to our customers.
Then a global pandemic really didn’t help with the whole situation did it?! On top of the effect on the business, I actually got Covid twice and it’s left me a shell of my former self, I’ve really struggled.
It’s hard for so many right now and this is the time to give my business even more of me to get through this really tough time.
Anyway, you know me by now and I’m a waffler when it comes to giving updates BUT the time has come for me to put my health, my family and my life first.
Unfortunately, I don’t have the energy to give so I’ve made a very difficult decision to close the business permanently. 😢
This isn’t a quick ‘flood the already struggling market with 80% off stock closure’. Yes, we will be clearing stock but mainly we won’t be getting much new stock from here on in.
Thank you all so much for your support over the past 11 years. ❤️
End of a chapter but even though I have no idea what the next one is I’m looking forward to it. 😘