Touch wood, this has been a lovely week & our team are firing on all cylinders. Production has been runnning uber smoothly & since we’ve lost our ‘bad apple’ member of staff, our other team members (who are of a shy & gentle nature) have confided in us that ‘bad ass apple’ was quite an unpleasant character all round.
I feel guilty that we tolerated the situation & did not sort it out- a classic case of burying your head in the sand- anyway we’ve learnt from it & dusted ourselves down.
I’ve spent a very nice day teaching a new lady to our office team all about what we do sales & customer service wise. Was great fun & we’re looking forward to welcoming her properly on Monday.
Product wise, we’re really pleased with our range at the moment. We’ve made one or two tweaks to our longstanding favourites & improved on the recipes (in our opinion anyway!). Next in line is our much loved cranberry & pecan flapjack- we’re going to trial a special edition with added organic orange zest- should divide opinion- in a good way!
We went over to Gold Hill Organic Farm shop & cafe yesterday & were bowled over by the food, ambience & permaculture feel of the structures-lots of entwined willow creating lovely shaded seating areas for the cafe.
It knits into our approach to ‘building’. We are going to extend our Bee Shack Cafe- into the ‘Beestro’ for giddy evenings of music, wine & food. Charlotte is in charge of the project & lots of our regulars/fans & friends have expressed an interest in frequenting it once it’s fully fledged.This should be the early part of next year if all goes well.
The animals have all been enjoying the last of the late summer rays.Sam – our oldest horse & Joan, our even older donkey, have been relaxing in the front paddock & dozing today. After I’ve written this I’ll bring them in for their tea & bed.
Later on I’m going to see my pal Susan & I’ll bring her up to speed on ‘Festive Dorset’- it’s on Sat. 3rd Nov & will be in our Bee Shack- nibbles, wine & Susan & Rosie’s art for sale!!!
Hope to see you there!