There I was, innocently taking a few photos around the place, when I got photobombed by my own husband, not for the first time either. Nicer wives may have been kinder and not published to the world, but I couldn't resist it. Luckily Otto (the dog) was looking very handsome this morning, if a little lazy. I put the photo of the chickens in because I love the moment when you let them out of the shed onto the meadows, it's like the scrum at Harrods sale. Can't complain though, they're laying really well at the moment - so if you're short of eggs there are plenty for sale at the end of my drive.
I have been extremely busy this week putting lots of new stock onto the website, more this week than at any time since I first set it up. I have a lot more to put on as well, including the beautiful sterling silver tree of life pendant shown.
We have just arrived home from a lovely, very British event. The Hattens Farm Nurseries Open Day was a really great day out, even with the torrential downpours. It was surprising to see how many good people put up with the muddy conditions and just carried on regardless. The bar did a roaring trade and the stallholders all seemed happy with their day. Thanks to all concerned for organising such a great event. I managed to sell a few more of my website items, but not to worry, there are new items on sale, and plenty more to go on during the week, including some glorious pendants such as Fossil Coral and Parrots Wing Jasper.
I know it sounds dangerous, but I've had an idea, and being me I haven't taken time to think it through, I'm just going for it!
It's like this - I thought it would be a great idea to have a website gallery of my customers wearing their Mary's Little Gems jewellery. I know some of you will find this a bit scary, but I'd be perfectly happy with photos of, say, just a wrist with a bracelet on. Although of course some photos including faces would be great. If you'd like to have a go, just email your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll get things started.
Who'd have thought? Just over a week ago I was freezing at the Suffolk Show, today I'm enjoying the world rather more. The left hand photo is of Heinz (I got him for my 57th birthday), he's looking so well at the moment and is very much enjoying living here with his new ladies.
Joy of joys, out on the meadows this morning I found a Bee Orchid, the first we've seen here for three years, so this caused a bit of excitement in the Naunton household, it doesn't take much to please us.
Must make some jewellery for this Saturday at Halesworth Produce Market, and for the 26th at Hattons Farm Open Day at Metfield.
I'm not usually disgruntled. My current disgruntlement is purely down to the weather. Usually on 2nd June I would have the door open to let in the early summer breeze and the sound of birdsong. Today my doors (and windows) are firmly shut due to the early summer drizzle, low temperature and gusty wind (the weather, not me). Even Otto - our lovely Wire Haired Viszla is not interested in going outside and is happily snoring in bed. Ahh well, I could always make some jewellery......
The weekly(ish) ramblings of a self-employed jeweller and countrywoman based in the Waveney Valley.