It's Friday and there's no newsletter this week (check my last post, if you haven't already) BUT we do of course have our member announcements🎉🙌 And they are most definitely a gorgeous bunch. 😍 🖤 First up, this stunning shot of Pitstone windmill is by @aldcroft_photography . What a corker it is too! Tanya is a wedding and family Photographer who likes to create a relaxed environment to capture natural and spontaneous moments. 🖤 @thelittleclothrabbit who create beautiful illustrated quotes cards, prints and wood. She also crafts in papier mache and punch needle and will run workshops on request. 🖤 @yogabellies_chilterns who teaches yoga to women at all life stages and encourages them to connect with themselves and love who they are today. 🖤 @eco.bonobo gorgeous biz offering plastic free, eco friendly, vegan products for home and body. 🖤 @little_duckling_photography who runs courses showing individuals and groups how to use their camera and take better pictures. 🖤 Welcome all - we love what you do and can't wait to learn more about your and your businesses! 🖤 Find them all on our #SHOPLOCAL page. Happy Friday all!
Hands up if you've enjoyed receiving our newsletter in lockdown? 🖤 Putting together the newsletter has been super important to us. We always wanted to do it, but when lockdown happened, it became a priority as we knew it would make a difference to helping our businesses get found online. We've loved putting it together and although it's most definitely kept us on our toes, it's very much felt like a vital part of our business.💗 🖤 Of course it's not all about us at all. We have been lucky to have contributions from a huge array of businesses and individuals over the last few months. With 11 issues over as many weeks, we've had contributions from in the region of 20 people! Some, only at a moments notice! 🙈. Thank you so much for everyone who has contributed, we love everything you've shared. We also love that we've created a piece that's for the community, BY the community and we think that's important to keep alive. 🖤 We said that we'd keep issuing it weekly until most businesses were open in July, but we've decided from today it will be issued fortnightly. This gives time to source and create content, but also to make more changes to support you all in our new normal. 🖤 Blog submission is open to anyone, just get in touch to discuss concepts and requirements. We will prioritize member businesses and would love to encourage all of you to submit content. 🖤 If you've not signed up to our newsletter yet, you can do so on the homepage of our website, to receive the next issue 3rd July. 🖤 Thanks for reading! 🙋♀️ (Ran out of tag space...also tagging @sylarmagic )
Have you read our blog by @zest_yoga ? Annabel shared her experiences of keeping her business going through lockdown and how she used Zoom to create a virtual studio. 🧘♀️ Who's been to Zoom exercise in lockdown? How did it compare for you? 🧘♀️ I've loved doing classes online over the last few months and have been grateful for the opportunity to to stay fit, but more importantly it's helped support my mental health at a challenging time and enabled connection to the community. Huge respect to the fitness community for making this leap! 🧘♀️ If you want to hear more about Annabel's experiences going online and how she thinks it's worked for her, click on the link in our profile. 🧘♀️ 📸 by @image.bliss.photo
Exciting news that our pubs, restaurants and hairdressers can open from the 4th July! What will you do first?👩🦱 or 🍽? . 📸 of the fabulous @crockers_tring
💚TOMORROW - BOOK NOW!💚 Registered Nutritionist @lucywilliamsonnutrition is doing her new online Gut Cafés - from her kitchen to yours! Bring your own cuppa, and relax while Lucy shares her passion on how and why to use fabulous foods for your best health. She will also be featuring Katy Brill from @peterleymanorfarm with her healthy 'shrub recipe 💚 The Gut Café - Good Moods Better Foods! Wed 24th June 10 - 11am To celebrate getting the Gut Cafés up and running, she's raising funds for our charity of the year @hectorshere & the wonderful work they do in raising awareness of mental health issues. Places are limited to 25 so be sure to reserve your place by DMing her ASAP. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lwnutrition
I spotted this quote in a post by the awesome Leanne @brighterbirthing_hypnobirthing and I thought YES - this sums up what being a small business is all about! 🖤 Small business is about human connection and as humans we can all have an impact on the lives of other humans. With a small business there's a : face and there's a heart and a soul. If you do business with them, then you will find out about and connect with all of these things.😊 🖤 And yes to Leanne too. If you don't know her already, she's a Hypnobirthing Teacher based in Tring who also runs pre and postnatal support. I can't think of a greater impact than supporting couples bringing their babies into the world and I'm quite sure all her couples are endlessly grateful for the work she does. 🖤 As businesses we may be small, but our impact most definitely is not!
Happy Monday. What will this week bring? . Love this pic from Chantelle @caciretreat at Berkhamsted Castle. It's pretty cool that Berko has it's own Medieval castle - built by William the Conqueror's brother no less! Imagine if it had remained a royal residence? . Have a wonderful week! 🖤
Well this is Summer Solstice. It's the longest day of the year and the end of a 6 month period we'll never forget. It most definitely feels significant and may even feel like a new beginning.❤ . Absolutely love this capture from @aldcroft_photography. Three of my favourite things - Ivinghoe Beacon in the distance, beautiful wildflower and low evening light. Perfection. 😊 Enjoy the last hour of the day.✨