A quick recap on the past couple of weeks and find out what we’ve got in store for you this November!
Apologies on missing posting to the blog last week. Here’s just a quick review on what’s been happening at Loof HQ.
The past couple of weeks have been a bit of a personal struggle. My mental health has taken a bit of a bashing through challenging my comfort zones.
I spent 4 days with the Prince’s Trust on their Explore Enterprise Course, had an MRI scan and went to a lot of evening seminars. The Prince’s Trust was great, met loads of great artists, designers and like minded people. It was also an emotional rollercoaster with talking about finance and feeling way out of my depth.
This as well as going to business seminars where a lot of the talk was about finance, I sunk into my depression questioning ‘why on earth am I doing this?’.
Then let’s throw in having to go to the hospital. I hate hospitals and work myself into a stressed little bee, thinking of all the possibilities that could be wrong with me. Luckily I’ve had the results back and they were negative. People would see this a positive, but all I can think is ‘am I imagining everything? Maybe I’m not ill at all and my mind is playing tricks on me.’
Dealing with all this in the space of 2 weeks was a little too much for me to handle. But I’m feeling motivated and inspired to focus on Loof and the next month is going to be a busy one. Here’s what’s coming up!
4th & 5th Nov – Market Research Trip, London!
5th Nov – BS5 Market, St George. 10am – 2pm. My partner will be doing this alone, stock will be limited.
17th Nov – B-Bee’s Craft and Farmers Market, Fishponds. 7pm – 10pm.
25th Nov – Made In Bristol Gift Fair, Colston Hall. 10am – 4pm.
30th Nov – Bookbarn Winter Fayre, Bookbarn International. 4pm – 9pm.
Myself and my friend are off to London for a market research trip. We’ll be visiting Sky Garden, the Barbican Centre and loads of awesome plant inspired stores. I’ll be documenting the whole trip over Instagram, get following for all the updates, click here. I will be taking my film camera and writing a blog post about it when we get back.
Whilst I’m away David will be taking the reins on the BS5 Market, as there will only be him there, there will be limited stock available. But we have the option for you to place an order for any of the terrariums.
We’ll be getting prepped for Christmas (I know, I’m sorry for bring up it up when it’s only October). We have lots and lots of markets that we’ll be attending (all listed above), get the dates in your diaries now! I will soon be taking Christmas orders to help you get organised and (hopefully) not miss out on getting awesome gifts for your family and friends. I’d advise getting in contact as soon as you can if you’re wanting a terrarium made, especially if you’re after a custom/bespoke terrarium.
Another thing I’ll be working on over the next month is subscription boxes. Plants delivered straight to your door every month! Each subscription box will include a potted cacti or succulent with varied surprises each month. The longer the subscription the bigger and better the surprise. Another great thing about the subscription boxes, we’ll be able to post them all over the UK. If you’ve been dying to get your hands on some of our potted plants, this will be your chance!
I hope to launch this at the beginning of December with the first box arriving just before Christmas. This will make a great gift for the cacti lover, or as a treat to keep for yourself (you decide!).