With icey touch the winter’s come

And with the cold, our senses numb

A shiver rises from the soul

And longs for warmth

Spring blossoms lift the spirits high

New growth abounds and song birds fly

And pretty ladies catch the eye

As passion grows

The summer is a time for fun

For walks and playing in the sun

The joy of children fills the air

With happiness

As autumn dawns, the leaves do fall

A time to reap ‘fore winter’s call

For nature shuts her garden down

And rests again



Lesson Learned?

Last night I thought you

were my friend,  you helped me to

forget my loneliness, to laugh

through the tears.  To stand

up against others

who tried





and yet,

this morning

you have brought me so much pain.

You are no friend of mine

you were cheap

and nasty

red wine!


©Nessie Richards  2001

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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