We've been having a bit of a mouse problem, it happens every year at this time and we (Dick) have to keep on top of it.. This year we have had quite a bit of mouse activity in the brick shed where we keep dog/chicken/wild bird food, so I realise it's quite a draw. When we first moved into the house it had a decent sized population of shrews (thankfully nothing else!). I don't mind shrews at all, they don't cause any damage, but it was quite disconcerting when sitting in the living room in the evening and seeing them dash across the floor. They moved out quite quickly when we moved in, I think Otto may have had something to do with it. .Anyway, Dick has been setting the mouse traps - and emptying them, I'm totally useless - I can see when a mouse has been caught, but all I can do about it is mutter "poor thing" and avert my eyes. I was aware that there was a dead mouse in the trap yesterday morning. Dick came home early evening and when I went out to the shed a little later the mouse & trap had gone, I assumed that Dick had dealt with it. However, this morning he came in and said that a trap had gone missing, complete with mouse. No sign of it anywhere. Strange......
This week I have received two Thank You cards and one email from happy customers - this is a lovely thing for me and I really appreciate it. For those of you who haven't yet bought online from me I do try to give a great service. One of the main things I get thanked for is the quality of presentation - I try and make my parcels look really attractive and a joy to open. I like to think that the contents are pretty good too, and that is borne out by the lovely comments I receive.
I will be having a stall at Metfield Village Hall this Saturday morning from 9-12, and at Halesworth Produce Market the following Saturday, I will have all of my online stock with me at both events. There are new items on the website, have a look on this new items link.
The weekly(ish) ramblings of a self-employed jeweller and countrywoman based in the Waveney Valley.