Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Half term and chaos reigns!

TIGGY_6912Holidays, in my experience, are one of the most guilt ridden times for working mums! Somehow the long summer holidays can be planned like a military operation, but short half term holidays are a bit of a nightmare! My usual plan is “oh I’m sure it’ll be fine, things will work themselves out!”… Hmmm, well days like today prove that that is SUCH a bad idea! It was blowing a gale and chucking it down with rain, and the surf was, most definitely, not pumping! This meant my 13 & 15 year old surf dudes were very grumpy and as a result lazed around moaning about how life was so boring! Grandma helped out taking Sam to see Legend of the Guardians at the cinema (“really good but quite sad” – Sam age 7 years review, in case you’re wondering!) Lizzie, bless her, pottered around entertaining herself most of the day while I was working on new patterns on the kitchen table! Oh, and I think I forgot to mention… our cat Tiggy (age 8 months) gave birth to 6 kittens on Saturday! As if there was not enough chaos around here!  

Friday, 22 October 2010

Happy customers at The Baby Show!

TWINSAaaah, how cute do these little 8 week old twins look in their new Buggysnuggles? Busy day at The Baby Show today & very achy feet tonight! Now busy with emails and a glass of wine (and a new very confusing TV series called The Event… does anyone else have a clue what’s going on?!)

Friday, 15 October 2010

The Baby Show at Earls Court

THE-BABY-SHOW-10We are showing at The Baby Show next week – Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th October at Earls Court, London. We have 10 free tickets worth £22.00 to give away! Please email sarah@buggysnuggle.com with your name and address to request one of these tickets – first come first served!

Thursday, 14 October 2010

The Baby Show for Trade at Olympia

BABY_SHOW_TRADE_logoBABY-SHOW-FOR-TRADEWe’ve just got back from exhibiting at The Baby Show for Trade at Olympia in London. It was a brand new show and was jammed packed full with every must have nursery brand in the industry! It was great to see lots of our UK customers face to face and show them all the benefits of the new Buggysnuggle! Some customers mentioned how now they had seen the design “in the flesh” they could really see all the advantages and agreed it was a great improvement! Now its flat out sending out orders and following up potential new customers! To find your nearest stockist or check whether you are listed as a Buggysnuggle stockist please check our new stockist page.

Monday, 4 October 2010

New Awards for Buggysnuggle

Pushchair accessory bronzeAwardlogo06GOLDWe are thrilled to have received 2 awards during the last 7 days! For the third year running we have been awarded a Gold Practical Pre-School Award in the Childcare category and, for the first time ever, a prestigious Practical Parenting Bronze Award in what proved to be a diverse and highly fought Pushchair Accessory category! It’s so great to win awards because whilst we know we sell great products, sometimes we lack the time to get our marketing heads on and promote ourselves properly! These awards are an official endorsement and like a pat on the back! Yippee!

Friday, 1 October 2010

The secret to staying sane whilst running your own company!

ROWING-TRAININGIt’s simple – have a hobby! What with the business, the kids and attempting to keep on top of the chaos inside my house I truly think that if I didn’t do Cornish Pilot Gig rowing I would go insane! I started rowing for Padstow Gig Club 7 years ago within a few months of moving to Cornwall, and it’s extremely addictive! We train 2 nights a week in the summer and race most weekends! It’s hard work but a really great laugh! The races take place all over Cornwall so you get to see some beautiful parts of the county. There’s a fair amount of “après-rowing” involved too which makes for a good social life! Finding the time to do it however requires a fair amount of single (some might say bloody) mindedness (and a very supportive hubby!) but I reckon it’s important to find that little bit of (excuse the cliché) “me time”! If you’d like to read more about this ‘extreme’ sport take a look at: www.padstowgigclub.co.uk or www.gigrower.co.uk