It’s almost June and I’m getting really excited…..I’m going back to Transylvnia! Yes, I know it sounds like something from The Rocky Horror Show (acually one of my favourite shows, I’ve seen it eleven times)
I’m going back for several reasons; it’s a business trip (so I’ll be loaded down with soap) and to catch up with friends, both old and new that I have come into contact with through instagram. It will be a very busy week and a half and we’ll be staying in my favourite town Sighisoara, which is incredibly beautiful and steeped in so much history. Last month I was contacted by a newspaper publication in Sibui (a town not too far away from where we stay) who ran a story on my business and my link to Transylvania. They ran an email interview and requested a few photos of my products, so I was really pleased about that!
Obviously we will be making trips into the nearby village of Apold, the place that holds so many happy memories for me.
Meanwhile in Warrington, I have been very busy working on my soaps and new candle fragrances. I have extended the candle range to twelve fragrances now and I’ve had some really encouraging feedback from my customers. I had a request to fill a vintage, Wedgewood, Peter Rabbit cup for someone who will give birth to a little girl in June. It has made a lovely gift and obviously, when the candle has finished burning, the cup can be washed in hot soapy water and used for drinking. I have also filled a couple of Peter Rabbit egg cups and they make gorgeous little baby shower or christening gifts for children.
Recently I’ve been thinking about the best way to relax…something I’m not very good at. I enjoy curling up on the sofa with a good book, when I get the opportunity. Since setting up Apold Apothecary (as it’s not my only job) I’ve struggled trying to take time for ‘me’. But almost halfway through the year, I’ve decided that a little bit of relaxation will become a necessity. So I’ve made a list of ‘half way through the year’ resolutions and will do my best to stick to them (as it’s never too late)
On that note, I will strike a match, light a candle and put the kettle on.
In June I’ll be posting lots of new photos taken of my trip away!