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!


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