I was approached by Vicky of CPL crewe a few weeks back to make a donation to help raise funds for this worthy cause. Did you know it is CPL policy to never euthanase a healthy animal. They area wonderful charity worthy of support. here is Vicky's feedback on their day.
Saturday 13th April, 2013….1.30pm…Doors opened to our latest fund raiser for Cats Protection Crewe & District.
Spring is coming it must be true
We saw some sun rays peeping through
The crocuses are doing their thing
And daffodils everywhere are opening
Apparently mothers in the western world are more isolated than their counterparts in less developed countries and it is attributed as one of the factors in post natal depression which is reportedly higher in the western world. It is important to get out the house and be with other people.
We have been rather sociable with friends recently and it has equated to frequent coffee shop encounters and pub lunches. I have been prompted to think about occupying pumpkin pie a little better than the miserable few apps I have my on iphone, She has often surprised me with her resourcefulness in ways to entertain herself, but there is a limit and I feel the need to be a more pro-active/responsible parent!.
My granny taught me to french knit, with an old sewing thread reel with nails hammered into it. The yarn often got caught on the nails, but it kept me busy. My aim was to get the knitted cord to emerge from the end and then see how long I could it get it. Then the creating continued, from bracelets and dolls scarves to coiled pot stands and flower corsages……
I am a huge Fan of Deb McNelis Brain Insights. In her most recent newsletter, she wrote specifically about toys. The new York Toy Fair has just been and gone.
This is what Deb says
My SEO consultant and I have disliked the Toys Naturally checkout, which I initially went live with, from the start. I tinkered with it as much as I could to try to get it more user friendly. After over a year of struggling with it (customers and I) we decided it was a significant stumbling block to sales and warranted an upgrade! I didn’t know it was possible to upgrade, as my trusted web developers had never mentioned it! It took my SEO guru to bring it to my attention. AND he had a developer (Al) to hand willing to carry out the upgrade.
Toys Naturally Towers and HQ got the snow in January and now again in February, about 6 or 7 inches over 2 days. School was cancelled for pumpkin pie on the Friday in January which made for a great excuse to get out in it….and that carried on all weekend!
Christmas was several weeks ago now. I wrote this blog in early January, but held off publishing it while we were working through upgrading the site (have you noticed?)
November and especially December are an intense haze in my mind. Precious little guy was 3 months old and I was running Toys Naturally on sleep time - his - not mine.....
Santa’s Elves are an eccentric crew
Wrapping gifts day n night for me n you
Fuelled by caffeine and mince pies
No time for weary, tired eyes