We have just got back from a long weekend camping in north Wales! During this pandemic we have all been locked away in our homes and those rare occasions of getting out of the house have seemed somewhat strange. Roads being quieter, no one in the streets, queuing for the shops and no entertainment venues open. We have been busy bee’s since last November finding the perfect scents and designs we wanted, then we launched PS Aurora during the lock-down period we have had even less time to make the most of the times we can get out as we have been busy working away on products, the website, marketing and everything else to ensure that our products are the best they can be! As the government have given the go-ahead for places (such as bars, bowling etc) to open now we thought we would make the most of the occasion and have a little time away from everything, just the two of us. We packed the car and headed to Wales to have a long weekend away in our tent!
The campsite was great; well-spaced out tents and the bar/restaurant had a one way system with spaced out tables. We felt safe at all times and had a great time! We loved being able to sit out by our tent with the BBQ going and have a few drinks, just on our own in our own little bubble in the great outdoors!
We should cherish the times together, whether it be in a tent or 5* luxury. It’s the people you’re with and the memories you make which makes it special. On this break we enjoyed the time together with no distractions from social media, TV or internet! We also had a great day out at the Welsh Mountain Zoo and got to see all the animals! Again, there was measures in place to make it a safer environment for everyone so unfortunately they are not running the interactive sessions at the moment but we still had a fabulous time and were glad to see the animals happy to see visitors again!
When we were away we reflected on how far we have come since starting our business and are excited for the months ahead. We can’t wait to be able to get to our first every craft fair and allow people to see (and smell) our products for the very first time. As you know; as a small business it is very hard to be able to afford marketing and rely on word of mouth and reviews. As such, we hope fairs will allow people to start to recognise us and talk about us more. From when we started out making wax melts for ourselves to selling to family/friends to now having a whole range of products and our ever popular candles we can’t believe where we have got to in just a few months.
Being away allowed us to unwind & relax and just have time to ourselves but also think with clear minds as to what our next goals are. We are determined to create products people will love and are always looking into ways we can bring our best skills together to create something people will love.
Thanks for all your support & we hope you are all keeping well & get chance to have a break too!