Last night we were lucky enough to have someone with a decent camera come up the shop to photograph the window for us; as you can see it's very blue. When the slideshow that runs in the window was set up, we went for the black/white theme; now having seen the window at night we are going to see if we change it to blue (fingers crossed). If not it will have to stay as it is because we just don't have the time to sit and fiddle with it all.
The photographer also had access to the shop, so he photographed our Vlad as well (he does have his own blog as well but I've not been able to keep that up to date since we set it up this time last year - there just aren't enough hours in the day but I will see if I can get him up and running again).
I also drove by the shop myself last night and was amazed at how brightly it stands out (I'm very disappointed - in one way - that we are tucked away round the corner and not on a main road for it to be seen by more people). I do love our little shop but it would be nice at certain times of year for it to get more viewing.
In other news we will definitely be closing for a week in November. We will be closing at 12 noon on Saturday 3rd Novemeber and will not re-open until 8.30am on Monday 12th November. I do apologise if this causes any inconvenience, but contrary to popular belief I am not a machine and do need to have some time to recuperate so that I am able to get through the busy Christmas, Valentines and Mothers Day peak periods.
On another note entirely, can I please ask if you want flowers delivered, could you please let us have some warning. I have just had a call from someone wanting flowers delivered within the next hour; my driver is currently off in a totally different direction so I have had to turn the order down as it's just not possible to get it there in time. I had someone ring last night at 4.30 asking for delivery to Portsmouth by 5. Now while I am quite adept at miracles, the impossible I do tend to struggle with, so please take note and if at all possible give us some kind of warning.