Crikey! I hope you are all safe in these howling winds - we have no rain or snow at the moment here in Rutland but I don't think it will be long.. Poor old hens don't like it much - it messes with their feathers. I have the woodburner going here in The Old Smithy but there are so many draughts in this old building it doesn't feel all that cosy.
I have had to be doing a lot of book keeping in the last couple of weeks as the company accounts are due to be filed, the tax sorted, the VAT - I should have worked for HMRC instead of making jam. The paperwork! AND - although you sign up to something called the Government Gateway, every single element of it requires it's own log in, password, authentication code (which they send in the post), and,. in the case of my son's accounts, all of the above plus an extra layer for me acting as agent, also posted. Talk about belt and braces! PAYE is different again of course, and then all of the above to be filed as accounts on Companies House who have all of their own log ins and authentication codes. Grrrr!
Enough of that - let me show you the new things in Rosie's Pantry on the lovejars.co.uk site. Lots more lovely things and ideas to help you think up new ideas for dressing your jars. As well as the oranges & lemons and mixed citrus there are Rosie's Reds and a Naturals range. All are filling up nicely with lots of Jarcessories with lots more to come.
Have a look at Gifts and Goodies as well - I have created a brilliant Gift Jar for Preservers with everything you could possibly need to create wonderfully original looks for your jars. A mixture of labels, jar wraps and tags, buttons and pegs, string, ribbons and a gold or silver gel pen for writing the labels. There is even a log book to record all of the batches you make. It is all packed into a good quality Le Parfait clip top jar which can be used for preserving once all the contents have gone. If my Ma was still alive and IF she had liked preserving (she hated it) then I would have definitely bought her this for Mother's Day.