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The world hates change....

Posted by Dawn McLean on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, In : Rosewill Cottage 

... yet it is the only thing that has brought progress - Charles Kettering

 
So our bead fair season is well and truly underway which is lovely. I'm still quite new to bead fairs so I'm still learning the ropes really. The Scottish Bead Fair in Perth was a real eye opener and the customers as well as my fellow bead shop friends were amazingly supportive, constructive with their criticism and I have been invited back in August. Fab! I was at Doncaster Bead Fair on Sunday and it also was a great ...

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Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over....

Posted by Dawn McLean on Monday, March 18, 2013, In : Rosewill Cottage 

... It turned into a butterfly!

I'm not going to apologise for the lack of blogging over the past few months as I'm sure you will appreciate that it has been a tricky start to the year for Rosewill Cottage but things are on the up!

Just to fill you in on the background I have now left Northumbria University so that I can concentrate on the shop full-time for a while. So in the space of three weeks I have had time to introduce a load of exciting new things!

 

We have the pleasure of being able ...


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Ship Shape Shops

Posted by Dawn McLean on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, In : Rosewill Cottage 

The high street – From a different perspective

I had my eyes opened last night whilst watching ‘Titanic 100 Mystery Solved’ so I thought I should share my thoughts.

Titanic Charm available for £20 from Charmed.
Click the pic to go to their website.


My brother has been infatuated with this luxury white star liner since he was little and has always updated me on the latest theories but what this latest Titanic programme stated in its summary made me think about things a little diffe...


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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Posted by Dawn McLean on Monday, February 20, 2012, In : Mumpreneur 


Picture: DAVID KJAER / SOLENT via The Telegraph

Misconceptions


Most cuckoos are gorgeous looking birds and the majority of this species actually raise their own young, but it is correct that a few members of the species are in fact brood parasites and will happily lay their eggs in another kind hearted birds nest. It's nothing personal they just can't be bothered to build their own nest and look after their own.

However, it has taking this little fact about a couple of cuckoo species for them ...


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Another Bloomin' Christmas

Posted by Dawn McLean on Thursday, December 29, 2011, In : Rosewill Cottage 


Another Fantastic Year!

We just wanted to say a huge big thank you to everyone who has supported us over 2011. Whilst it isn't quite over yet we are very much looking forward to the New Year with lots of changes a foot.

Three stops

1.Looking back at where we have been and worrying about what other people are doing.

2.Doubting the success of our little shop as our customers really do seem to love it.

3.Hoarding all the work and delegate! Thus a new post for a Virtual Assistant (See the about...


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Mary Portas - Queen of the High Street

Posted by Dawn McLean on Friday, December 16, 2011, In : Mumpreneur 

The musings of a Mumpreneur....

Britain used to be a nation of shop keepers and those of us that are sticking it out through the most drastic times in retail history were waiting with baited breath to find out what Mary Portas would recommend in her high street report. I for one was disappointed with what I read, but there again I read it in a national newspaper and this was my big mistake. Mary's report is very insightful and amazingly optimistic. Just like me?!

I am by no stretch of the ima...


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