We are now a few weeks into January which has given me some time to reflect on the year that was 2015! In short it was a pretty good one. It provided lots of learning, fun and change, both on a personal and professional front. It's hard to believe that Blue Ticking will be two in May and when I look back at last year i'm really pleased with the progress we have made. We have reached more people both locally and further afield, sold many more goods than the previous year, (which ...

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CHRISTMAS, ARGH! How is it nearly upon us? Like many of you no doubt, I am slightly dumbfounded that we are fast approaching the end of November and therefore the beginning of December. It's officially action stations in the Shaw household, well for me anyway! The mammoth present buying must commence and I need to get myself organised. I tend to do a mixture of online shopping and then I have the odd day when I hit the shops. The latter has yet to happen so I have spent many a ...

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It's always exciting when a new idea pops into your mind and you can't wait to set about turning it into an actual product. This is exactly what happened when we spotted the enamel pots on one of our antique fair hunts. I can't actually take the credit for the idea, it was John who saw the pots and immediately thought something interesting could be done with them. I was the reassuring and positive voice when he aired his idea and said straight away that we needed to buy a few to ...

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A few weeks ago I wrote a post about Miss Edith's impending journey into school. Now she has started and we are in week three I thought it might be nice to follow it up with how things are progressing. Day one arrived pretty quickly and it was filled with both excitement and nerves, the latter being felt by me and not Miss E! She happily put on her rather large uniform and carefully chose her clip for the big day! Naturally we had the obligatory 'front door first day at ...

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