Like so many other days in my life I had a lot planned for today but then things happen and I find myself at this end of the day not feeling that I have achieved very much. I did do a lot of emails, some research, and then I DID manage to get some canning equipment ordered from America. I am going to do a lot of experimentation on preserving tomatoes and fruit in our lovely Le Parfait jars. It isn't something I have done since I used to help my Mother when I was little, and I don't feel comfortable just selling these traditional jars without knowing the process. Ultimately I would like to have the pressure canning equipment on lovejars.co.uk so I will keep you posted on how I get on.
Feeling pleased with myself I settled down to tackle another item on my list when my friend Susan called in to The Old Smithy after a six week trip to USA. Naturally the kettle went on and we had a lot to catch up on. A dash home for a quick visit from the mobile hairdresser, then out to the village for the annual litter pick. Depressing as it is to have to do this, we sweeten the pill with tea and cake afterwards and I was in charge of teapots tonight. It is one of the aspects of being in WI that I like, a community focused event with a positive outcome. A lot of the village turn out, WI or not, and we all get to feel good as the village is restored to order. This is why I often start a lot of work late in the evening!
We have had the first delivery of our little gift boxes and they are really cute. They come in five colourways and two sizes AND they have matching gift tags as well. I am very excited. I am easily pleased. This is just the first of several new products we are working on with this particular company so stand by for even more excitement.
Tell you what - email me with the code Little Boxes and your address and I'll send you a sample or two ( and I won't keep the address for any scurrilous purposes either! )