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18 / Nov 2016
I’ve worked here since October 2014 and I’m absolutely over the moon about joining the team. I remember my excitement when I first spoke with Karen and Simon regarding my position here; their pride of the company is highly contagious. I immediately fell in love with the business for its stunning products, historical position in the community, personal approach to customer care and sheer passion for high quality craftsmanship – not to mention the use of British-made parts, which is something I really care about.
I grew up in a rural village in the Forest of Dean and moved to Ross-on-Wye just a few years ago.
Our Sellack lanterns for their simple, sophisticated design and fine quality.
I love many of the quirky table lamps in the shop, such as the Hand Painted Chinese lamps. Accompanied with a modern fabric shade, their versatility fit into either a character or contemporary room while maintaining a great talking point. They create a fab atmosphere as task lighting next to a sofa for snuggling up and reading a good book.
Cheese. In large quantity. On everything.
I’m a versatile cheese lover. Blue cheese makes a great addition to a salad, but you can’t beat a mature cheddar over a spaghetti Bolognese. On the contrary, I’m not so keen on the addition of fruit to Wensleydale.
Wherever my nearest and dearest are is home to me. I don’t invest a lot into idealisation of grass being greener on the other side and I really appreciate a lot of British culture which is taken for granted. I love living in the countryside, so can’t imagine moving far from easy access to woodland, and if I was going to move abroad it would have to be somewhere with amazing food culture; Italy, perhaps.
Any anonymous character with good mannerisms and interesting experiences to share; I don’t care much for celebrity status.
When I was young(er), I primarily wanted to be a chef when I grew up; other times a Fire Fighter, later on Police or Probation Officer. Probably everything else in between.
I don’t follow professional sports much, but I love to be active and will try my hand at most activities. In my spare time I practice Yoga and Pilates and attend various fitness classes including dance, insanity and spin. With friends I’ll often go for long walks, cycle or swim usually followed by an indulgent pub meal or a calorific ‘experimental’ hot chocolate, to keep a good balance.
Our genuinely lovely and massively well organised Sales Account Manager, Paigle, processes our commerical and trade orders. She...