Product Development - Starting At The Beginning

Its a very big part of our job thinking of new ideas and developing new products to keep our little business going.  Seeing a new product launch looks easy, sometimes even obvious but take it from us it's not. Inspiration is one thing, little sparks of excitement about the way a colour looks against another or a flicker of an idea that takes root in your chest and turns to butterflies as it grows is the easy bit.  However these initial flickerings often don't come to anything because the dots don't join up.   Its one thing to have a good...

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Motherhood

  Sometimes I long to be a steady and traditional mother who cooks and cleans and walks to the shops and dawdles in playgrounds etc.  I'm not tho and pretty sure I'll never achieve it. I'm mainly quite frantic, full of plans and constantly on the go. Me and my children seem to fly through our lives having lots of fun but forgetting P.E kits, being late for bed, having messy hair and eating my strange cooking..just generally making it up as we go along really! They seem well adjusted and I hope they are having a lovely childhood but...

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Small Business, Big Ideas!

Today is small business saturday, recognising the importance of supporting and celebrating small british enterprise. We were asked to do a quick questionnaire and video as part of NOTHS partner celebrations.  It was lovely to look back at our little journey and remember how it all started.  No fancy premises or huge pots of money, just an ambition to create a life for ourselves and our family. Q: What’s your inspiration? A: Ooh it comes from anywhere and everywhere! Inspiration is the fun bit, sparks of excitement – anywhere from an old vintage book cover to an ice-cream van. Q: How did...

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