Full time ..... No time!!

Friday 20th May 2022

Well hello everyone. :D Its been a while since my last blog. What a transformation in work we have had. Gone from working 9 till 3pm with a lot of time spare in the day, to working 6am to 6pm simply to get through the volume of work that's come in. I use the time before 9am and after 5pm to really get stuck in as its out of hours so no interruptions. You are now welcome to pop along to the shop Mon to Fri between 9am & 5pm as we are now back to full time hours. Please don't ask about weekends though as far as i am concerned the words "work" and "weekend" should never be…

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Trophy orders starting to come in.

Wednesday 13th April 2022

Another trophy order going out by post today. 🚗 Choose your trophies from the comfort of your home, email it over to me. Receive your order in 2 - 3 days....... simples!! 😁 Thank you to all my loyal customers who have ordered with me so far, its very much appreciated.❤ More and more orders are being posted out like this. Its lovely to get the orders but i do miss the interaction with the customers too. One customer years ago had been recommended to come to me, he was told go and see Annette she is lovely but be warned she can talk for Wales. :D

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April fool

Friday 1st April 2022

As a bit of fun today I had this email, which I thought must be an April fool. I mean of all days to work late no one wants it to be a Friday do they. Work is still pretty quiet and I am still only working 9 till 3pm Monday to Friday. There are days when I stop on longer "work depending". Its probably best to call first if your thinking of popping into the shop just to make sure I am here and that you don't have a wasted journey.

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New Trophy Catalogues

Tuesday 8th February 2022

Well its been a strange couple of years hasn't it? The trophy industry has like a lot of other businesses really struggled. No new catalogues were produced for 2021 for obvious reasons. Heading into February we are now starting to have a couple of companies launch their new catalogues for 2022. Just rewards and Trendsetting awards are leading the way. Trophies for titles are yet to bring theirs out and Swatkins are not releasing one at all this year. Swatkins are simply increasing all the prices from their 2020 brochure by 20%. I wanted to make you aware of this as obviously its very misleading having a brochure online with incorrect prices. I will monitor how this goes and i…

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Opening hours update

Monday 24th January 2022

As yet we are still not seeing an increase in the trophy business. Therefore we will continue to monitor the situation and increase hours on an as and when needed basis. So for now its still Mon to Fri 9am to 3pm. If you need to see us outside of these hours just get in touch and we will arrange something. Feel free to browse the new catalogues and do not hesitate to get in touch if you need anything. In the meantime we will continue with our gift shop which of course as its an online shop is open 24/7 we cant guarantee to answer any queries straight away but will do so asap. If you would like to take a look…

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Roll on 2022

Friday 3rd December 2021

Following covid and the get back to work we were hoping that the normal trophy business would soon return. Although work is returning it is very very slow, with little or no Trophy orders some weeks. Therefore we have decided to keep our reduced hours of Mon to Fri 9 till 3pm for a little bit longer. Luckily as we are engravers of most things, this is occupying us through this quiet time with local companies requiring engraving work. We also have our online shop for personalised gifts etc. Roll on 2022 lets hope we can soon get back to normal very soon.

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Ho Ho Ho Here we go again!

Tuesday 21st September 2021

Happy Tuesday everyone. Annette here again. So yesterday I heard my first Christmas song being played on the radio, yes I really did I was not dreaming! No way I hear you say, its only September but I kid you not Maria Carey could be heard loud and clear beating out her dulcet tones to all I want for Christmas is you. Now don't get me wrong I like a bit of Maria "who doesn't" but seriously is it too early? Some say "yes it is we haven't even had Halloween yet" but I do have one particular friend who I can hear saying "hell no never to early for Christmas songs" and she knows who she is. Ill just leave…

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Hoping to get back to full time

Wednesday 1st September 2021

With covid seemingly settling down. We are hoping that work will increase and from mid September we will be able to return to out full time hours of Mon to Fri 9 till 5pm

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Back from our staycation and raring to go!

Sunday 9th May 2021

We have just returned from our long awaited staycation. It was booked for Easter 2020 but with covid it was put back twice. Anyway the weather was? Well the weather was....... BRITISH 😁 say no more! Back in work tomorrow Monday 10th May and hoping to see you all soon. Annette x

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Back in business April 12th

Wednesday 7th April 2021

Following the announcement from the Welsh government, we have been given April 12th as the date that non essential businesses can reopen. We look forward to seeing all of our regular and new customers very soon. Obviously there will be covid rules to abide to but i think we are all used to wearing masks, disinfecting hands and keep our distance by now. We also have a customer screen and the shop is disinfected regularly to keep you as safe as possible.

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