Spring Fair, NEC Birmingham - Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Gosh we are tired today. Yesterday we got up at 4.30am, have not done that for a long time and it reminded me of the early mornings I used to have to do when I worked for The Body Shop and had to catch a flight at some unearthly time in the morning.

But with great excitement we set off to the Spring Fair at the NEC, Birmingham. Traffic was ok even the M25 was moving, the snow was all around but the roads pretty clear. Had a great day meeting my contacts from existing suppliers and finding some great new ones. There is so much choice but with the ethical criteria we do have a limited amount of suppliers to choose from which I think is probably a nice position to be in when you are faced with 300,000 new product launches at the show.

When we left about 5pm I was happy in the knowledge that we were going to have some very exciting new products coming for Spring Summer so keep an eye on the website or sign up to the newsletter and we will let you know when new stock is in. 

Had a good trip back but no rest for me it was straight on to rehearsals for a show I am doing in May with Littlehampton Musical Comedy Society.

Thank you to my very good friend Andy and his wife Ali for giving me a lift to Birmingham and back.

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Well here it is.... - Thursday, December 1, 2011

December 1st 2011. The first Christmas for Mia Bella Casa in Ferring, West Sussex. Had a good November and now hoping for a better December. Orders have been coming in and I love the feeling when I get the notification and get packing and shipping the stock. I started my career at The Body Shop, Littlehampton packing orders so hopefully that experience is paying off now.

Just preparing for our festive soiree tomorrow night. We are serving mulled wine, mince pies and Christmas cup cakes while members of the Salvation Army lead the carols. We then have the Coastal Harmony Chorus who will take over when The Salvation Army have to go to their next venue. Mrs Badger from Badgers Cottage Corner has been baking today. See her web details on our Links page.

Next week it is the Chichester Winter Market - I have been told that it is very cold but great fun.

To think that this time last year I was 9 days away from finishing at The Body Shop and taking a new direction in life - how things change.

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We are live - Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Well after opening the shop in Ferring on 15th April 2011 we now have our on-line business. It's been a huge learning curve and there will be areas to improve. If you have any constructed feedback then I will be happy to take comments to help improve the shopping experience of you, the customer.

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