Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Help from Grandma!

Things here are very hectic at the moment: the new website launch is imminent (no honestly, I know I’ve been saying that since last September, but this time it really is!); we’re rounding up all the new samples of our soon-to-be-unveiled summer collection, these all need to be photographed very urgently; samples for next winter are in various states of development; and to top it all, we’re shooting a video next week for the new website and Facebook/YouTube and I’m in a panic about rounding up the “models” (my mates babies!)

So it doesn’t help that half term has arrived, and the balancing act has gone haywire! Guilt is a working mum’s way of life, never truer than in school holidays – you’re constantly torn between wanting to go out with the kids and just having to answer this email/or make that phone call! I don’t know what I’d do without my lovely mum, photographed here with Lizzie. She’s helping out today, and has taken Lizzie & Sam for a swim (phew, I hate swimming pools!), so I can get on and work for a while without feeling guilty! I’m very lucky to have my parents living close by, as I wouldn’t be able to do what I do without their help.

This weekend 4 generations will be gathering to celebrate my Grandma’s 100th birthday! It’s amazing to think of the changes that have taken place since Grandma was born in 1911! I wonder what Grandma did when she needed help looking after her 6 children… But I’d like to say a big thank you to my Grandma, because without her none of us would be here, and as tough as the balancing act is, I wouldn’t be without it!

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Mumsclub Best Business Mums 2010–we’re shortlisted!

Well I couldn’t believe it this morning when I received an email to notify us that we are through to the final 8 of the Mumsclub Best Business Mum 2010! Nothing like this has ever happened to us before! If you would like to vote for us then please follow this link and add your vote (we’d be very grateful!) There are 4 other categories, and lots of other hard working “mumpreneurs”, so vote for them too! MUMSCLUB-AWARDS-SHORTLISTEDTRAMPOLINE

Friday, 11 February 2011

Business Mum Awards 2010

MUMSCLUB-AWARDS-NOMINATEDWow! We have just found out that we’ve been nominated for the mumsclub Business Mum Awards 2010! How exciting! We’ll have to keep our fingers crossed to see whether we get shortlisted…

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

How late was dinner?

LIZZIE-SLEEP-2Some days go like clockwork, others just don’t! Very long suffering hubby was away yesterday, so I was the taxi driver after school – 2 boys to the beach to surf (yes really – they’re mad!), 1 to be collected from footie and my little Lizzie to pick up from the child minder… Then back to pick up the surfers. Finally started dinner and for some reason it took ages! All I was making was shepherds pie! Anyway, Lizzie just gave up any hope of being fed and fell asleep on the kitchen floor! Finally served it up at 8.45pm! Unfit mother!

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Valentine’s Promotion

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