Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Windows and Websites

So as you all know the Halloween window display has been in place since last Tuesday (I know; I probably should have waited a week) but to me the whole month of October should be dedicated to it (if we can have Christmas for 6 months then I'm sure we can allow Halloween for 1 month).

As you also know I am often complaining about how hard it is to get a photograph of our window displays, due to our position, lack of shade and tinted glass ( I dread to think how hot it would get in here without the glass) so I knew I needed to try and get up at night. Our neighbour offered to take some photo's for me which I thought was lovely of him, so that's how I was going to leave it; I was going to wait for him to share the ones he had taken, before I shared with you all.

Then I found myself driving back from Ferneham Hall on Saturday night (I'd been to see the mighty Showaddywaddy - who were fab and you should all go and see if you ever get chance) so thought I would swing by and see if the window was still lit up (we have the lights on a timer as there's not much point them being on all night). Thankfully they were on when I got here and I don't mind admitting that I patted myself on the back when I saw how it looks (nothing like a bit of self praise) :). It looks much better than I thought it would, and I'm glad I took out the main light bulbs and replaced them UV ones (I do love a UV bulb).


The full view

The left side

The right hand side
It's amazing to think a few UV bulbs and a couple of fish bowls, ikea lamps, a party tray, some cob-webbing stuff and a few flowers can produce something that glows so well, but as you can see they do. The thing that makes it even better, is that I won't be here when it all needs taking out and putting away; that job is being let to Becky as I am off to Scotland on a Floristry jaunt on the 1st November. Don't worry though; she has strict instructions on what she needs to do for the Remembrance Window (the one that always replaces Halloween) and I have no doubt she will do a great job.

Of course Vlad couldn't be left out, and although he wanted to be in the window (smack bang in the centre no less) he is still there - you just need to look a bit closer and you'll see him glowing in the background. 

He's trying hard to look scary but it's just not working :)

As for the website; well you know how we like to keep things as fresh as we can, and it's beginning to look a little bit tired, so to tie in with the new database system we're going to be running (this will mean we can email you photo's as we've delivered, invoice you and send you receipts immediately) we're going to have a re-vamp of the website. Clive is on the case to make the online ordering system as easy as possible, as we know some of you do struggle with it as it is, and we will also be making sure everything that is on there, can be ordered online, rather than just the few handtieds/bouquets that we have at the moment. Hopefully it should be up and running in time for Christmas (but it may not happen until the New Year) I shall of course let you know as soon as it's up and good to go.




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