Thursday, March 10, 2011

this weeks trading times.....

Trading hours this week are:

Saturday 12 March - Closed
Sunday 13 March - Closed
Monday 14 March - Closed (taking a flex day)
Tuesday 15 March - 9:30am - 3:00pm
Wednesday 16 March - 9:30am - 3:00pm
Thursday 17 March - 9:30am - 3:00pm
Friday 18 March - 9:30am - 3:00pm
Saturday 19 March - Closed
See how we go from there. xx

Monday, March 7, 2011

Sale progressing well

Our little shop is slowly thining out & our shelves are returing to white. Wow what a week & a bit it has been. Emotionally & physically exhausting. I am keeping my eye on the prize & remembering "onward & upwards". It has just confirmed to me that we have made the right decision to return to the online world.
We are now only opening school hours. Monday to Friday 9:30am-3:00pm which is great. Being home at that time of the day is fantastic & seeing the little faces all around the kitchen bench telling me about their day is priceless. Dave is away all this week & we are missing him already.
Closing date is yet to be confirmed but I am predicitng only another week to go. x

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Closing down......

After much deliberation & consideration we have decided to close the doors of our little store in Baylis Street & return to the online world. The crazy of life has finally all caught up with us. I think I have felt every emotion & thoughts through my body, sadness, confusion, anger, contentment, happiness, excitement, opportunity.
I have been able to see the light at the end of the tunnel for some time now but really didn't want to go through it. I know that I wanted to be able to be the mum i should be, the wife Dave needs me to be, be the friend I need to be & find myself again. The tunnel seemed so scary.

The page is finally turning on life for me, the weight is lifting & I am looking forward to being everything I need to be. Packing up the dream, I know now that this shop isn't going to cry for me at my funeral. Sure why don't I put someone in the shop to work for me, we have considered that. The answer was: it would take another month to find the right person, get them up & running your now looking at two months down the track, trust them to do the right thing & love the store the way that I have, still controlling all the background of the business from home which would still eat into my little families time that I have deprived them of for too long. To be fair to the most important people to me, time isn't something I have, and you can't buy time or love.

We are going to go back to the start - online (revamped), with a few of our top sellers.
Our closing down sale will start Monday 28 February with a progressive sale starting at 25% off storewide. The percentage will go up to 50% storewide, watch our facebook page & store billboard to see what the daily percentage is. Our store hours will be changing over the next week or two.
Sale week from Monday 28 February - Friday 4 March
Monday: 9:30am - 5:00pm (25% off)
Tuesday: 9:30am - 5:00pm (25% off)
Wednesday: 9:30am - 5:00pm (30% off)
Thursday: 9:30am - 7:00pm
Friday: 9:30am - 1:00pm
Saturday: closed

The following week: 7 March - onward
Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 3:00pm
Saturdays closed

The lease on the store is up for grabs, contact Tim West - Professionals if you are interested. We have been fortunate enough to have the best landlord ever. The shop fitout is also for sale - Shelving, island bench, counter, cash register, fittings & fixtures, free standing racks etc. Come in and negioate. all offers invited.
I would like to thank all the customers that have come in over these past couple of years. I am going to be sad not to see all the little faces in the prams that have grown up over that time.
My dear Mum & Dad said to me this week "onward & upward" & "you get one chance at life".
Happy days ahead!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Holidays & back to reality

Wow what a whirlwind the last couple of weeks have been. I have been lucky enough to have stopped & smelt the roses & boy it was a fantastic to spend time with the ones that I hold really dear to me. Back to reality this week for Dave & myself. Dave has started his new position Monday so he is really excited about his new adventure.
The Nursery Fairy is looking forward to a new year ahead. We have just recieved our guides for the up & coming fairs in Sydney so I can't wait to pop along to them & check out what is new - exciting! We have just had a drop of Mini La La clips arrive which is fantastic. They are the best little clips for all types of hair. Still have a little of the Lonsdale kids clothing to clear, some great bargains on the island bench - limited sizes.
A Huge CONGRATULATIONS to Skye from Skye Rocket Studios, she is expecting her first little bundle of joy this year, very very exciting :)
Went out to grab a bite to eat last night to Il Corso, had the most beautiful pasta for dinner & the service was fantastic. Going to pop around to see little Lulu this week, before she grows up.
Happy days ahead!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

NFHQ operating times over the silly season

Ho Ho Ho....

wishing you & your families a very Merry Christmas. Thank you for all your support in 2010 we greatly appreciate it. 2011 will be bringing lots of change & excitement for NFHQ. We look forward to seeing you all in the new year. Huge thank you to Fairy Trina, Fairy Brandi, Fairy Judy, & Fairy Alex. The most special thank you to Fairy Dave & Fairies Bessie, Maggie & Elsie for your continued & unconditional love & support. xx

Times of operation over the silly season are:

Friday 24 December: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday 25 December: Closed
Sunday 26 December: Closed
Monday 27 December: Closed
Tuesdeay 28 December: 10:30am - 2:00pm
Wednesday: 29 December: 9:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday: 30 December 9:30am - 6:30pm
Friday: 31 December: 9:30am - 4:00pm

Closed from 3 January - until 17 January.
Internet orders will still be operational.

Merry Christmas. xx

Monday, December 20, 2010

Lawrence Christmas

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful weekend. The Lawrence's gathered for the inlaw's Christmas celebration. I am very spoilt this year for the silly season as I will be lucky enough enjoy two Christmas feasts. What a perfect weekend, it just felt like Christmas day. Uncle Jack (LeLievre) was our honorary Santa this year handing out the pressie's with the help of Elf "Bessie". He has the jolly ol tummy for it and all. LOL. this is what this time of year is about. Family & being together.

2 Sleeps until the fat man in the red suit comes.....

the count down is on. 1 sleep until we pack up with our little girls heading for the good country "Nyrang" for Christmas celebrations. We will close our little store at 4pm & off we go. I am looking forward to being surrounded by my family. very sad that Maude & Bobby won't be home with us all as they are working, keeping the economy ticking over, we will catch up with them early in the new year (xx). After slogging it out in the shops yesterday I was very pleased to get home last night & kick my shoes off and say I am FINISHED the Christmas shopping. :). I have only got to grab some batteries otherwise. Note to self Batteries. imagine the faces if I forget. LOL!


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