Working Holibobs in Wales and New Products on the Horizon
It's always really exciting going on holiday and never more for me than when we're heading off to our special, favourite place in Pembrokeshire. As you can imagine my role is quite hands on at Turtle Doves and although I really love it at work the thought of a few days of down time had me counting sleeps.
That said Turtle Doves is never far from the edge of our minds, even on holiday. Graham had insisted that I bring some silk products with me so that we could take some imaginative, beachy, photos (see above) and we visited two of the lovely shops that stock our cashmere in Pembrokeshire.
We finished off our week with a round trip back to Shropshire, then London then Devon. Pictures of some of that to follow but the London part of the trip is still a bit secret and very definitely hugely exciting (if you fancy the idea of a TD evening wear range that is...stay tuned to our newsletter for more and to be the first to see when it lands in the autumn - click here to sign up).
Much of our break was spent on the beach or on the terrace playing cards, Yahtzee or boules. We also made a couple of trips out when we were away, one to Tenby where I took the picture of the fishing boats above and on the same day we popped to see one of our stockists.
Jenny has been running Six The High Street in Narberth for many years and it's a lovely shop in a happy, bustling little town. It stocks a great variety of gifts, home and fashion and it's all displayed beautifully. Here's a taste, if you peer closely you can see me and the TD-mobile in the window's reflection! If you aren't near Narberth Jenny has a website you can visit by clicking here.
The next day we headed off to Solva to visit Anne and her team at Solva Woollen Mill, what a place! It's the oldest working woollen mill in Pembrokeshire and has a lovely shop and cafe too. The looms are something to behold and I left promising to save up for one of their designer stair runners...gorgeous and well worth the trip (or click here to see their website).
So, having relaxed and enjoyed the more social side of running a business G and I headed home and then on to London to visit Katya at Bombshell Clothing where Graham bought some fabric which we are having a great time playing with already; then we went on to visit a key member of the team in Devon. There are only two boys on the TD team and they both play a crucial, if slightly less visible, role so I have decided that they need a mention...
You may recognise Graham, on the left, as I've subjected him to blog fame before. Rob Young, on the right, is our website-and-all-things-technical guru and has been helping us with the business for the last 18 months ever since we met him via the Make it British event in London. We'd just finished an intense and very productive day together when I took this photo; don't they look happy!
So, with the holidays behind us we're busy creating the last of this years silk range and working on our secret evening wear project with much excitement...talking of which I'd best get on or it will never happen!
Thanks for reading & see you soon,