In these unsettling times, I felt compelled write to you all, to say my thoughts are with all of you who are affected and all those who are working to help in the current situation. If you are anything like me you will have gone through so many emotions and may well be navigating a period of working from home or home schooling, something I am doing with my four. My thoughts are with you all. With regard to Gooseberry Fool, I am continuing to operate from home, being extra careful with all your orders. Royal Mail are currently continuing...
"I have decided to share some of my favourite small brands, some are bricks and mortar shops, others are online, some I have purchased from, or intend to, and others I admire and want to show my support to, so here goes!"
"in order to be more sustainable, I have made the decision to reduce my colour palette, ensuring that all the colours available are gender neutral.... my colour palette is heavily influenced by my love of the outdoors, of simple things and particularly this year, my travels"
Christmas shopping….do you love it or loathe it? I love having the time to browse shops in search of the ideal gift for someone special. Sadly, where I live there is a severe shortage of the lovely independent shops that I can while away a few hours in, instead my town centre is full of the standard high street stores, which do have their benefits but since starting my own business, I have come to realise the importance of shopping small and showing support for independents. So with a lack of choice on my doorstep, this year it’s been great to do much of my shopping online supporting small brands, and I thought that I would share some of the treasures I have found.
Some of my favourites (and now my children's) are The Railway Children, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Secret Garden, Swallows and Amazons and of course my all time favourite, Anne of Green Gables.