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       Hello Monday warriors! Mick Jagger had it right when he wailed that you can’t always get what you want, but sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need. This week has been a prime example of that sentiment. I started last week in a deliriously happy, although somewhat shocked, state of mind and have now mellowed into pleasantly hazy acceptance. I have been blessed with some truly lovely customers and people in general this week, The Man has gained himself a new nick name, Dalai Lama, for his unfailing ability to stop me obsessing and...

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Big News

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This is a totally selfish post and I don’t expect anyone to remotely care, but, I am now engaged!      I know, sickening right?   Now begins what I am told is the very stressful experience of planning a wedding on almost no budget and hoping to not end up featured in one of those magazines you find at the dentists. You know the ones, “My Dad is a turtle but he’s the best Dad in the world!” or something equally earth shattering. I am fully aware that I can just as happily run away and get married in...

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Work it baby…

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                Hi all, I attended a rather great party on Halloween, which really isn’t the point of the post; I’m just setting the scene. So, we’re all stood outside chatting in the unseasonably mild October evening and the subject of work comes up. Myself and a friend get to talking about his job in Marketing and the fact that I blog for this lovely shop. We swap some inconsequential information and are overheard by one of the party’s hosts, who swiftly decides to inform us that he detests marketing and Sales. The exact...

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Berlin

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  Guten Tag lovely people!   A little catch up on what I was up to in the land of cheap beer, sausages and great museums. I’m back and just about recovered from my trip to Berlin, what a stunning place! It’s not the prettiest city in the world but it’s got some beautiful bits, the river Spree was very atmospheric to walk along in the evenings and Museum Island is a Mecca for history and art nerds like me. We visited the zoo and aquarium, both worth a look if you have time. I am particularly partial to staring...

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Guest Blogging: The Bedford Clanger

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Hello everyone!   I'm back from Berlin and planning a little run down of that for you all later in the week, but first I wanted to share that the lovely folk at The Bedford Clanger have allowed me to guest blog for them this week.    I decided to have a chat with one of our great designers, Jade Hibbert, who makes truly gorgeous jewellery right here in Bedford.    Have a read of the piece here at their site...   http://thebedfordclanger.wordpress.com/   Please excuse me whilst I go and do my happy dance...  

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