It's hard to believe that Christmas Eve was a month ago today. It may seem like a distant memory for you, but here in BG we are all still recovering from being approximately 10 times as busy during 3 weeks in December as we are the rest of year round as a whole! I'm tired even thinking about it. We don't get much of a holiday over Christmas either as we are back in pretty sharpish to help with any order queries about Christmas Hampers and to dispatch "New Year" Gift Baskets. With this is mind a few of us have been booking our holidays and are looking forward to some well deserved chill out time.
Of course the next set of Gift Giving Occasions/Holidays are also just around the corner, such as Valentines' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Mothering Sunday and Easter so we are also busy preparing for these times too. Mother's Day would probably be our next busiest period after the Christmas rush, with our own Mum hand wrapping hundreds of pretty flowering plants.
We also have the excitement of our new website launch, scheduled for the end of January/start of February. We had hoped this would be ready before Christmas but unfortunately it wasn't to be and so was postponed until now. We are busy gathering updated images and text for the information pages and can't wait to see the finished site in the next couple of weeks. As we're been trawling the photography archives for inspiration, I got to look back at photos from throughout the year and thought a little round up of 2017 would be nice.