A very quick update because I haven’t done one for a while, and I don’t really have the time to do this one. So apologies for being in a rush and not taking too much time over this.
Anyway, we did some of this back in September …
Then October was kind of busy doing things like this:…
And some of this ..
Then a bit of this …
Oh, and we rounded out the month doing this ….
… and all the time trying to find new ways to attract more clients.
Hopefully this run of “busy” will continue!
So, there we were all enjoying the first days of Spring – sunshine, blue skies, everything was good in Brixham …
… then WHAM!!!
Winter came back with a vengeance.
Snow and ice, howling gales … what is going on? We don’t get snow down here, then suddenly we get it twice in one year and, just to rub salt in the wound, in the middle of March. Hate to think what effect it will have on my tulips.
Still it meant another snow day, time to close the shop and go and enjoy the snow; and Fidget had a wonderful time.
Then, just as quickly as it arrived, we were back to sunshine and blue skies again.
British Summer Time starts tomorrow, so let’s hope the weather gods are listening; we all really need to dry out down here now.
Back in the shop, and lots of framing work has been going on – a few of the jobs have been slight challenges but more of that in a later blog. We’ve had very happy bunny owners pick up their framed print, and discussions are ongoing regarding more work there. Lots of enquiries about different bits and bobs, so hopefully some of them will turn into paying work as well.
Is it too early for a Hot Cross Bun yet?
Well after a nice two week break, we’ll be back in the shop tomorrow – recharged and ready to go for the new year.
It’s not all been feet up and eating lots of chocolate, as we’ve been looking into new product offerings and working out how we can offer good value for money but still be able to eat!
So hopefully lots of exciting news coming up in the next few weeks, and we’ll be able to share some of those portraits we did as Christmas presents that so far I have had to keep secret – should be safe to show you them now,
Happy New Year everyone, and let’s all hope it’s a prosperous and peaceful one.
Today we have been getting the shop window ready for Christmas, hard work but well worth it I think.
Crouching in the windows most of the day hasn’t done my sciatica much good, so it might take until Christmas to recover!
Many apologies for the lack of updates, but we have been a bit busy preparing for some changes in the shop. Doesn’t mean we haven’t been out playing ball and having fun though.
In the cut-throat world of the high street shop you need to ring the changes every once in a while, so we are looking at streamlining our services and adding some new retail lines in the next few weeks. But before we can do that we need to clear some space, so we have been having a sale and trying to shift some of the framed prints off the wall to make space to sell the new stuff that is on it’s way – all will be revealed in a few weeks time!
All the dog photography, location and studio, will be coming in under the Shooting The Dog banner, and we will be pushing the brand a bit over the next few months (so feel free to spread the news!!).
The main website at www.thorsley.co.uk is going to have a thorough over-haul as well to sit more in line with what we are now doing in the shop, and hopefully everything will link together in a smooth and professional manner (that’s the plan anyway!). So we are going to be very busy over the next few weeks – might even find a paintbrush and give the shop a lick of paint!
In the meantime, we continue with lots of framing jobs and some dog photography (have a Bloodhound to photograph in a few days), and other bits and pieces that all help to pay the bills.
So, we might be a bit quiet over the next few days, but we’ll let you know as soon as we are ready to face the world in our slightly different (but pretty much the same) identity.