Sunday, 18 September 2011
I've poured the tea and baked the cakes. Decorated the cake and cleaned up the candles from my birthday bash (only joking, fresh clean ones of course!). I've combed my hair, found my prettiest party frock and brushed the crumbs from my lap.
So Dottie dear, please drag yourself away from all that present opening and let us wish you the bestest "Happy Birthday". Hope you have a wonderful day xxx
Thursday, 15 September 2011
Friday, 9 September 2011
The French have a word for it that sums it up beautifully - "La Rentrée". That time of year when the lazy days of summer draw to a close, when children gather their new school uniform, bags and books and head off, full of good intentions, to start the new academic year, when businesses open after summer closures and, life continues full swing.
Here at the Emporium we are trying to embrace La Rentrée. Whilst those golden days of September that we all love, seem very elusive this year, there is something very exciting about the prospect of a new season.
A time to take stock (not just literally), a time to plan, a time to look forward, a time, we hope, for long country walks on misty early Autumnal mornings and smoky afternoons, a time to ransack our wardrobes in search of cardigans, gloves and scarves, a time for warming meals, for jams and pickles and a time to restock the custard cream tin.
So, whilst we may well have stepped down a pace recently, we're putting our best welly foot forward, dusting down the Emporium shelves re-starching our aprons and polishing the front door bell...
New goodies on the shelves....
Vive La Rentrée!