Friday, 22 February 2013
Well ladies as I sit here it's trying to snow and ( excuse my language ) it's bloody cold !!!!!!
But we're nearly there.....this time next week it will be March !!!!! Yippee !!!!!!!
And then we'll get those lovely soft Spring days with blue skies and soft billowy clouds. The Daffodils will be out in full force with their burst of sunshine yellow brightening and lifting our hearts!!!! Oh the promise of things to come.....bliss !!!!!!!
On my last blog I wrote about the roadworks and the chaos it was causing !!! But we were all pleased when last week the contractors came round to all the shops to let us know that they were finished two weeks ahead of schedule and the roads were going to be back to normal for the weekend....hurrah !!!!! How often do you hear of works being finished early ????? Hardly ever !!!!
I hope all you lovely ladies with little ones have had a good Half Term week, at least the weather has been dry, if a little cold, so you could get out and about rather than have them running riot indoors !!!!! I remember those days well.
Tomorrow we have the fab Farmers Market in town, a good opportunity to get lovely local cheese, flour, plants, fish, pies, wooden goods and so much more !!! And if you get cold you can come and warm up in our shop while browsing at all the scrummy new things we've had in........
We've just had our famous Toni Pons shoes delivered !!! And we've added some new styles this year, which are divine!! Our La Badia pumps are due in next week !!!!! Also just delivered and ready for the weekend a wonderful new scarf range for us by Jo Edwards. She is renowned for her exquisite embroidery and use of colour, you just have to come and have a look !!!! And ladies as I said in my last blog you can wear all those lovely Spring clothes you see in the shops, you just have to layer them!!! We're here to help if you're not too sure about how to achieve the look!!!
Laura and I are going to be starting on a big adventure by re-launching our website!!!! Keep an eye open for it as its going to be great !!! Lots of hard work on our part, but fun at the same time!!!
Take care and keep warm
Wednesday, 6 February 2013
And a very apt title to this blog ladies, as there's much to panic about in February!!!!!
Laura and I are doing our best not to panic but we need a little help from you, our lovely customers!!!!!!
Let me tell you why we're trying not to panic and run round like headless chickens ( wish I could insert a pic of one of our Jellycat Matilda hens here!!)
And that brings me on nicely to the other thing that Laura and I are having a major panic about ROADWORKS!!!!!
Now I know a lot of you will have heard word of mouth, from friends, read in the papers and seen the signs for these roadworks in Petworth!!! But it's really not that bad, really it's not!! I don't live in the town and drive in each day and it has not affected me at all. If you're coming to Petworth from Northchapel/Chiddingfold you have nothing to worry about, the roadworks will not affect you at all. If you're coming from Fittleworth/Pulborough it won't affect you until you leave the town and instead of turning left and then left again out of the car park you just have to do a left and a right and follow the one way system and head back out on the road that takes you past ' The Welldiggers' pub!!! Now if you're coming from the Midhurst/Chichester way you do have to take a little detour, but it's not too far!!! And I will say one thing, if you know Grove Lane as a shortcut, don't use it, there are too many cars parked on the sides of the road and it's two way traffic, it takes longer than if you used the road past 'The Welldiggers', which is where the detour takes you!!!! Just don't turn right at the pub! I know the sign says to and the other one says 'Road Closed', but to get into the town centre and the car park, you just go straight on!!! And they've said that the roadworks are going on until February 25th!!!
PLEASE DON'T ABANDON PETWORTH!!!!
Make a day of visiting the town! We have some fabulous eateries now, two delicatessens (which are the talk of Sussex at the moment), four ladies boutiques, a fab menswear shop, a lingerie shop to die for, a book lovers idea of heaven in the bookshop, two butchers, a haberdashery shop, two florists ( one being the renowned 'Spriggs') and of course all the antiques shops which Petworth is known for!!!
So please persevere with us and come and see us for a touch of Spring and a cheery smile.