Brrrr! Most of our snow has gone - for the moment but it is still so cold! I keep wondering what it is like for our chicken - how much do they feel the cold do you think. They are certainly squashing up together at bedtime that's for sure but don't seem too bothered during the day - it's the wet that gets them down I think. There is my problem - I'll have to stop thinking.
I've been a quiet on the making front recently as I have had to be working for the government. Its one of those zero hours contracts only I don't get paid. I am referring of course, to the endless paperwork for VAT, end of year accounts, tax returns, corporation tax etc etc. Everything HAS to be done on-line nowadays - as you know, I love computers, the internet, technology - but only when it works, I find the HMRC sites clunky and quite frankly, mystifying. Why make something simple when you can over-complicate it quite easily. There is no paper alternative these days so if you can't understand something you can't resort to filling out a form and sending a cheque. There is a 'Helpline'. That is, if you have half a day to spare and want to lose the will to live. How elderly people without the internet get on I have no idea. Probably been in business all their lives, always filled out all the correct forms etc etc It must affect so many small businesses.
Anyway, to more pleasant things. Love is definitely in the air at LoveJars and we have lots of new products plus new formats. Rosie's Pantry is where you look if you are a home producer make for yourself, family and friends. Jar quantities have been reduced right down to cater for small orders. You can now order from 10 jars upwards and some of the bigger or more expensive jars you can buy singly. There are more ideas for presentation and some lovely new elements to Jarcessories!
If you are an artisan producer there are some new items in Display & Point of Sale in the main body of the website. A useful range of chalk boards and slate at very modest prices. We shall be sourcing more of this type of stock in the next few months.
These lovely heart trays are in sturdy card finished in a smooth silk effect. We easily managed to get 7 110g/4oz jars into the bigger one and 4 into the smaller. They are very inexpensive and available now, can be ordered for delivery this week.