Morning after the Sunday before!

So Sunday was a working day this week!  Andy had been to an auction earlier in the week & bought masses of gorgeous wall art & animal figurines among other things.  How could we fit in sorting & pricing when we were already 1 person down?  Work on Sunday, that’s how.

We were up reasonably early for one of our Sundays.  Setting off to our other storage facility to start sorting & counting the boxes of new stock.  It was bitter cold and the floor of the storage shed is concrete so despite wearing my moon boots, it was not a comfortable thing to be doing.  We were lucky that the sun was shining and made a few trips out of the shed to warm our hands on the tyre cover on the back of the Land Rover!

That shed done, we came back to the retail premises & started on the boxes there.

Once we had counted & taken samples home to check.  We sat at the PC pricing up for both trade & retail customers.

By this time it was 4:00 pm so I thought it better to start cooking & let Andy get on with taking pictures, ready top list on The Nest @ John Richards and our Ebay shop.

A brief break for dinner and we were back taking pictures & checking the goods.

9 o’clock came & we finally settled in front of the TV.

The joys of running your own business are many – not having a day off isn’t one of them!

Hopefully I’ll get round to listing the goods soon now!


Introductions – The Wife

Jeanette (Nessie) Richards

That’s me folks! Jane of all trades, mistress of none!

I tend to the accounts, social networking I tweet as @nimuesnestgifts & update The Nest @ John Richards Facebook Page, overseeing the giftware website, writing blogs, general ideas person, head cook & bottle-washer!

I got involved in the family business when I moved to Shropshire in 2006 and set up an eBay shop for the Land Rover side of things.  After the opportunity arose to buy a large amount of giftware, it seemed to automatically become my domain in the business (I knew more about pretty things than Land Rovers).  And so, here I am 6 years on, overseeing our Gift & Home specific site, always looking for new ways to promote the business.  My interests are varied.  I love cooking and I tend to get a little experimental at times.  I love animals especially dogs and in particular Border Collies.  I am a technology junkie both in the kitchen & the office and have been called ‘gadget woman’ quite often. I love playing with pictures and enjoy nothing more than putting together new advertising & marketing leaflets for the company.  I’ve recently started playing around with video too.  I love to write (usually poetry) but have found a new interest in blogging which is apparently good for the business , luckily!

In a previous life, back in the smoke of the big city, I have had various jobs over the years as well as bringing up 3 children from my previous 2 marriages (yes, Mr Richards is 3rd time lucky!)

I have worked in shipping & forwarding, became a concert promoter, had a few photo’s published along with articles for various music magazines, trained & qualified as a Genealogist & Social Historian and finally, I was a team leader, in the debt collection section of the finance department in my local council!

I gained many skills over those varied jobs, from mixing desks to spreadsheets and have managed to use a lot of them in my position in the family business (not the mixing desk – yet!).

I will now be chief blogger but we will also have some guest bloggers now & then.

I’ll try to keep the subject matter of our blog interesting and not too heavy.  As far as I’m concerned, this blog is to entertain & inform and hope you all enjoy it.

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