Wow - what a difference a bit of sunshine makes! Top coats have come off for the first time since October (inc luding in the shop! although we haven't shed all the thermals, hats and scarves just yet ... ). David at Grow (our own site garden centre/fruit tree nursery) is having to get a wiggle on with the propagation in case the spring arrives early and his 'window' for grafting new fruit trees suddenly closes. Bulbs are starting to sprout in the courtyard planting boxes, and either fog is rolling in or the windows and glass doors of the shop look like they could do with a good clean!
We've used the quieter days to move sections around, do some decorating and have a good old tidy-up and clean-out, what my mother-in-law used to call giving the place a good 'bottoming'. (Sure that has connotations of something very different these days, but moving on..)). Unearthed some disturbingly large cobwebs behind the bushel boxes :O
So busy ordering lots of new stock; cards, books, and chalkboards & memo blocks to help with that 'new year' reorganisation. Waiting for the new season pressing of pear juice to arrive - sold out just after Christmas and have been disappointing people ever since (never good for business!).
Don't forget Valentine's Day next Monday - lots of lovely Kentish fizz plus a gorgeous Italian prosecco, elderflower sparkling wines and lots of gift ideas, hope to see you soon!