Friday, 19 June 2009

Is it just my other half???

So, we've been living in this house for almost 8 months now. Yes its bigger and far more beautiful than the old house but I could probably cover every room and cupboard in around 2 minutes flat. Carl on the other hand....

He was very kindly keeping an eye on the dinner for me last night as I'd had a really busy day and was busy keeping George occupied (who was showing no signs of wanting to go to bed). Bangers and mash, George's favourite. So nothing too difficult luckily as Carl is no Jamie Oliver. Anyway, the spuds were ready to mash and sausages turned down low. So Carl shouts:

"Nat, where's the colander to drain the potatoes?"

"In the cupboard where it always is" I reply reply, so I assume he's found it.

"It's not" He shouts

"Try the dishwasher then" I said

"Nope, not in there either" He said

"Are you sure its not in the cupboard, I remember putting it away last night" I asked

Then I get.....

"What cupboard!?"

So I roll my eyes and shout back...

"The cupboard under the oven where it ALWAYS is with the other pans"

silence for quite a few seconds....
"OOOHHH! yeah got it.... I didn't know that cupboard was there".

We've been here 8 months and its quite an essential cupboard in my eyes. Jeeeez!

Ladies, you can imagine my face.

To all you wonderful Dads. Have a great Fathers Day! We love you really.

Nat x

Friday, 12 June 2009

A Booo and A Woohoooo!!

Morning all!

Like my good friend Sarah at Photofairytales I'd also become addicted to Ashes to Ashes and I'm so going to miss it on a Monday night. Ok ok, I'll cut to the chase, I'm so going to miss Gene Hunt!! God, what is it with that man?? He's not good looking, he's rude, arrogant, pig-headed but I LOVE HIM!! In fact I'd probably sacrifice EastEnders to have my weekly dose of Ashes to Ashes.

Anyway, enough of that. Just hope its back on TV soon! (Are you listening Mr BBC!?)

So that was my Booo! What's my Woohoo!?....

Well, April seemed like such a great month orders-wise but it turns out that May was 18% up on that! Yay!! June is currently on track to beat May too although I'm closing the website for a week at the end of the month just so I can have my first proper break since September.

My biggest reseller has also decided to increase the number of items they stock as they've been doing so well. So double woo-hoo to that!

Have a great weekend everyone. Let's hope the sun stays out.

Nat x

The Precious Parcels website will be closed from Wednesday 24th June until Monday 6th July.I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and advise you to place orders for items needed during that period as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Thank you.

Monday, 8 June 2009

The Baby Fair

Had a fantastic day yesterday as it was my first time exhibiting at a show. It was the Coventry Baby Fair, organised by Ella Announcements and it was a huge success. The stands all looked fab and there was great feedback from everyone I spoke to.
Huge thank you to Amanda for making the day such a success!! - Well done.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Where have I been!!??

Hi Everyone!

It's almost 3 weeks since I updated my blog. No, I've not been on holiday, still got that to come! I've just been so busy I've not had chance to do anything apart from get the orders out the door and look after the little dude.

So, George has now started nursery!! What a big boy. He's only doing 2 sessions a week but it free's up 10 hours for me to knuckle down and get more work done. (and update my blog!) He had his 2 trial sessions last week and has started his first full session this morning. There were tears last week from both of us but I managed to stay in control this morning, well, until he saw me leave and shouted muh-meeeeee!! I burst into tears and felt awful for leaving him. Anyway, I've rang for an update and he's doing much better. He's had fun playing outside and even ate some of his banana. God I felt better when she said that.

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So, Precious Parcels!... Absolutely mad busy, fab, love it, more resellers, more orders, more visitors, more interest all round. It's going so well and I'm thrilled. So a big thank you to everyone who has ordered, linked to the site, the blog, recommended me and sent me lovely emails. It really is appreciated.

Big welcome and thank you!.....
I've been so busy I've had to get an extra pair of hands in to help. Sarah Hook is now helping me as and when needed with some tasks. I've known Sarah for many many years and I was really pleased when she said she'd love to get onboard (God help her!)
I'm sure some of you will be dealing with her over the coming months.

Right, I really need to crack on before its time to collect the monster.

Do check the site for new items won't you. I'll be adding some Father's Day stuff tonight/tomorrow too.

Have a great afternoon.
Nat x