Friday, 2 December 2011
Despite being consumed by everyone else's Christmases right now (and having not even started my own shopping!!) I am glad to say I am starting to feel a twitch of festivity; probably due to the fact that my two year old can't stop talking about Father Christmas, that our live-in Elf 'Toby' is keeping her on her toes as he reports back to Father Christmas on her behaviour daily, and that I am just so excited to have my first Christmas where everything feels magical for more years than I care to tell! It's early days I know but this could well be the first Christmas in a long while that I am not utterly sick of Christmas before it has even really started (which is great as I LOVE it!).
So in full Christmas spirit I plan on throwing a few great offers your way in the lead up to the big day, the first being:
Receive a beautiful free turtle dove for every £30.00 spent up until midnight tonight, 2nd December. PLUS free delivery all weekend* using the coded 2ADVENT. *offer applies to all orders of £30.00 or more and up until midnight 4th December.
Happy shopping and please sign up for notifications if you want to hear about the other exciting offers coming!
Tuesday, 29 November 2011
Partly due to heart-bursting pride and partly to plug a fabulous product but I have to tell you about my gorgeous girls first photo shoot; unlike her Mummy she is photogenic and adores having her photo taken. Florence loved the experience and loves the daisies she got to keep even more! By a pack of these brilliant daisies to build your very own daisy chain for £6.95 (and of course benefit from 20% off until the end of November with offer code NOV11) - they really are brilliant!
Monday, 31 October 2011
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This forthcoming Saturday sees us hosting our second Sage 'Pop Up Store' following the amazing support we received for our first effort (thank you). So please come along and see us, we will be outside of Fig once again (weather permitting).
Fig, 206 Gloucester Road, Bishopston Bristol BS7 8NU. 10am - 5pm Saturday 5th November.
If you can't visit us in person why not shop online, we have extended our extra special offer - 25% off all purchases between now and midnight on Sunday 6th! Just use offer code October25 at checkout.
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Well Saturday saw our first ever Sage 'Pop Up' Store, the weather was beautiful, many of our valued customers stopped by to chat and shop and for us it was a success so I am hoping to be doing a few more! Florence has learnt a new sentence 'come and shop at sage' (taught her by the wonderful Christine, pictured here) and I am wondering if she is perhaps thinking of being a market-trader when she is all grown up...
Thank you to everyone who stopped by to see us and to those who made a special trip - it means a lot.
Much love, Becky & the girls.xxx
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Visit our Pop Up Store to claim your free gift plus 25% off online until midnight on Sunday 16th October.
We are getting very excited about our forthcoming 'pop-up day' this Saturday and to reward our valued customers we have a free gift* waiting for you if you visit us on the day and spend £20 or more! Simply bring this email with you.
Fig, 206 Gloucester Road, Bishopston Bristol BS7 8NU. 10am - 5pm Saturday 15th October.
If you can't visit us in person why not shop online and claim your extra special discount - 25% off all purchases between now and midnight on Sunday 16th! Just use offer code October25 at checkout.
* one gift per customer while stock lasts, embroidered lavender bag RRP £6.95.
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Thank you to everyone who embraced the free local delivery promotion I published during September, I am delighted that so many of you snapped up the opportunity (although I'm not sure how delighted my willing deliveryman/husband was with the success!). Following your fabulous response it seemed only sensible to extend the offer throughout October as well, for those of you planning your Christmas shopping nice and early this year!
If you live within BS6 or BS7 postcodes simply checkout as normal up until 31st October and I will automatically refund you your (standard) postage costs and contact you to arrange a convenient delivery time. Simple.
I am a reluctant late starter in the world of social media and am yet to fully embrace it, however a while back I subscribed to a fabulous blog called 'Crumbs Feed your Family' and have been devouring their emails daily ever since. Here is their most recent tasty morsel, Enjoy!:
"As a working mother I'd like to bust a few myths. I feel NO guilt. I skip to work in the morning (after I've stuffed my children's pockets full of crisps and trans fatty biscuits and dropped them off at inadequate childcare). I rarely feel overwhelmed by the amount of things I have to do each day, which range from editorial meetings to trying to scrape off the slick of Weetabix which I seem to wear permanently on my right shoulder. I love trying to make a tube of empty toothpaste last the best part of a week because I don't know when I'll next get to the shops, or wondering whether my children will rebel at having to eat chickpeas for lunch and tea because the online delivery isn't arriving until they've gone to bed.
What else? I love cleaning the house in what used to be my "leisure time", ironing is like a hobby to me and spending a Saturday night trying to stop the bannister from feeling so sticky is FUN! So when I do manage to find some time to read a paper or some news permeates this bubble and it is of the:
Children with working mothers 6 times more likely to be fat or Children whose mothers work are 'less healthy' variety, I just shrug my shoulders and think "fair 'nuff" and get on with pumping up the tyres on my children's balance bike while planning what processed food I'm going to give them for tea.
Because, as we all know, mothers who work choose to work. We do it because it's fun. Not because we have to. Not because there's a mortgage to pay and food to put on the table. Nope, we do it for a laugh. Or at least that's what you'd think from all the blame that's laid at our feet.
So yesterday I had a refreshing surprise at a conference where the academics have taken a second look at much of the research which has told us that working mums are the cause of children's ill health. Instead they found that "maternal employment was not related to foods children consumed." They felt that the original research was limited in how it was interpreted and they wanted to redress the balance by looking at the data in a different way. I won't go in to details here (but do contact me if you want them), but the key fact here is that it isn't our fault! They felt that there were more important factors involved in what children ate than working mothers, such as timing.
By using family meals as an indicator for healthy eating they found that the problem wasn't mothers working, instead it was getting the whole family together. And this was often because fathers were still at work so unable to eat with everyone else. A charity called Working Families had researched the area and found that families eat together, on average, twice a week - presumably at the weekend. They have also done another study which showed that fathers who work flexibly are pychologically and physically healthier than those who can't. Their research also showed that flexible working alleviated pressure at home and enabled parents to share responsibilities. This can only be a good thing when another stat was that mothers are the main food provider in 93 percent of families. So when you see another article blaming working mothers for everything from obesity to social alienation, think that maybe it isn't really our fault. Maybe it's the fault of working men! And rather than just give them a kicking for it, maybe there is an answer, and it isn't "give up your job", it's to allow them to work flexibly. What do you think?"