This Dolly Parton song seems quite apt dear reader as this uncertain period starts again.
I cannot quite believe that I am writing this with just weeks to go before the year ends. It is easy to quote all the lows experienced by myself and close friends, family and clients in 2020, but I feel lots of positive things have happened too.
The overall feeling of togetherness with the wonderful support you have shown me will never leave my memory. The small touches such as a quick message or popping your head around the door to say “Hi and am I feeling okay” lifts my spirits daily. A massive thank you to you all. In addition, I have been overwhelmed by the feedback received from new customers purchasing from the two websites www.fandrboutique.com and www.fandrpreloved.com Now as lockdown part 2 starts the kinds words mean even more.
As we lead into the busy Christmas season, this year it will not be possible to hold any open shopping evenings for obvious reasons. My talented team of crafters and artisans have been busy making lots of lovely things. Together with the A/W range from Hot Tomato, the launch of the men’s range of cologne from Solid Scent Co to compliment the womens there are plenty of gift options. Also not forgetting the awaiting shipment from Australia of the wonderful Peppermint Grove, MEWS Collective and MOSS ST candles, diffusers and smellies range has now landed!!
Going forward for the month of November the websites will be updated daily. To help you “click and collect”, local delivery as well as Royal Mail delivery will be available. I intend to be present for a few hours most days dealing with online orders and requests in the shop which will also enable you to pop by to collect any pre orders. Do look at out the social media channels for pictures and videos of goodies for those items that I cannot load online. Likewise, if you have been in the Boutique recently and intended to come in again to buy something specific do get in touch and I will do my best to help you. Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on 07790455370 at any time plus the landline in the shop has an answerphone 01442 231399.
I am looking forward to seeing lots of you in the weeks ahead either virtually, in person at the Boutique to click and collect or indeed on your own doorstep. Please, keep safe and healthy and everything crossed that this period will enable the Country to go forward with a solid plan of how to adapt our lives and begin to feel “normal” again.