A farmers toast!

Let the wealthy and great, Roll in splendour and state, I envy them not i declare it, I eat my own lamb, My chickens and ham, I shear my own fleece and i wear it, I have lawns,I have bowers, I have fruits,I have flowers, The lark is my morning alarmer, So joyful boy's now, Here's god speed the plough, Long life and success to the farmer!!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Rambling on..and on and on.....................

I don't really know what to write my life seems so full of inconsequental things that i can't focus.

It's the ragwort time of year for me it really does spoil my summer as every spare hour is spent pulling the bloody stuff up !! and after 21yrs of back breaking labour I have decided to resort to poison next year !!
My dogs are neglected as is the garden the washing pile is higher than me and montys lame ! Why am i sitting in this shop?? why is col working miles away renovating jakes house ?? why do we let ourselves get sidetracked into others lives [namely our children]? will we ever learn /i don't think so...
Can you tell i'm feeling down. i just seem to have run out of steam...

I did the eglwysbach show on saturday it rained all day but people still spent. We then did the anglesey show mon- tue- wed it rained.....and trying to sleep in the van was pretty tough with the rain belting down..
I did meet a new supplier of hand woven raw cotton clothing which is lovely and individual, theres already lots of interest in it...

Last week we went to yorkshire for a night to view and order next years summer collection ..it was nice to get away and stay in a hotel and feel a little pampered..
I've just sold my first piece of the new cotton clothing not bad considering it's only been in the window for 15 minutes...
Last week the shop flooded just before we went away, no stock was damaged but my new carpet suffered . Apparently the drain blocked during a downpour and it came through my wall Lovely'..
Tyson was poorly last week , bless him he had a bladder infection and couldn't stop peeing, he's better now.. Then Monty got laminitus for the first time That'll teach him keep breaking out..And what a pathetic patient he was typical bloke looking really sorry for himself, well he's been starved for a week now and he looks fabulouse and is much happier..
i just had a customer in who wanted to exchange some trousers she'd bought in april at the woodfest because the zip had broken!!! What planet was she from?...
Gorra go xx .


  1. Hello Jo,

    I know you will feel cheerier soonish ... usually the way it works. Glad that your damp days did provide some money.

    I definitely can sympathise with you about leaky shops. We have a recurring problem at the shop caused by something that the building's owner has yet to properly fix. Rain is forecast again today. I can't wait....

    It's grand that your choices of stock for the shop are being so well received. Keep on going with your wonderful taste!

    (Hoping the hair color turns out well, too!) xo

  2. I think we're all feeling the same at the moment - fed up and cheated that we haven't had a summer yet again. Business sounds good though. I hope the animals soon pick up, and you of course.

  3. hello you! How the hell are you? Mrs M&S of Denbigh had better be ready for the onslaught on the 29th...plenty of purple garments on the rails and woad tatoos in the back room?
    See you soon

  4. Ohhhhh Yesssss - we're going so come and be not-so-secret-shoppers.

    Really do hope the rain has stopped by then...

  5. Hi hope you are feeling a bit livelier now. It is no wonder you have run of steam a bit with all you have been doing! Make sure you arrange for lunch and the afternoon off on the 29th so we can have a few hours together. Do you want us to come up to your house after the shop visit or would you rather go somewhere nearby? sorry, this is a pm really!

  6. I can't help but be a wee bit envious of the meeting that's coming up over your way!
    It sounds as though you are bang on with your buying - 15 minutes in the window tells you that! I wish I could pop by for some of that cotton.
    Big sympathy in regard to the lady with the broken zipper - it takes all kinds, and most of them will find their way into clothing shops!

  7. I can't wait for the get together and i'm going to leave someone in the shop [SBS] but don't tell her lol. no nell really xxx back on tuesday.

  8. Oooh this weather is enough to drive anyone round the bend - especially annoying to see your new carpet trashed. Hope its sorted out now. Try to make some time for yourself (ducks flying object!).

  9. Darling, you never stay down for long....wiat unti you see what my latest idea is- you were a bit of the inspiration for it.(you will see why)......that will make you laugh!!!!!!!!!

  10. We have some of the same interests.
    Like the books of going through the stones and back in time.
    Enjoyed chatting with you the other day with SeaSHELL.