Since my last post Winter has well and truly arrived. It’s not the cold I mind as much as the hateful wind. Wind really is putrid and poxy, it makes everyone cranky and restless and quite frankly less tolerant of everything! However, on the up side we have also had school holidays, which for us are a brilliant time. There are more people out and about and overall everyone is a little more relaxed, however, holidays will do that for you!
Our windows have changed and have had lots of lovely feedback and appreciation which is really nice. We had our annual “Winterfest” celebration over 10 days in Bundanoon, with an opening night street party as well as workshops and activities over that time. More people seem to be coming to Bundanoon in holiday periods either as a getaway, or to participate in the wide variety of activities on offer locally.
After almost two and a half years we are finally being discovered by more people in the Southern Highlands. As more people discover us, it really encourages and affirms that we are doing the right thing – both for us as well as our customers. We are having customers pop in that visit town either every few months or annually – and it is lovely to see the same faces and catch up with what they have been up to. It is just as nice for them to be remembered as it is for us to see them again.
Persistence with social media is also paying off – we have made friends and connections with people that we stay in touch with. If you follow us on facebook, twitter or instagram and read comments made by customers, I can honestly say 95% of those people we never knew before we had the shop, they have become both friends and supporters. While so many businesses have thousands of followers whom they have never met, we know most of ours. Of course we’d like this to grow as we meet more people and our customer base grows, because after all, we would like to be here for a lot longer yet! So thanks for your support xxx