Christmas is coming!

The last few weeks have been crazy here at The Arbour. The build up to Christmas seems to be in full swing. Starting with the Lincoln Christmas market, which was great fun. I love the fact there are so many strangers in the City, who are so friendly when they pop into the shop. Everyone comments on the beautiful smell, a mixture of fresh flowers and lavender, as they stop for a breather half way up the Steep Hill.

Many people to the market are return visitors and it's like seeing old friends who you don't catch up with very often, they always make time to come into us and buy something to take back home to add to their "Arbour"collection, this makes me smile!

This year trying to keep up with the demand for Christmas wreaths has taken its toll on poor Elizabeth's hands, she has been pricked to pieces by the holly and spruce so she is looking forward to treating herself to a manicure and having her nails done, it's becoming a bit of a Christmas tradition for us girls to go and get our nails done when the bulk of the orders are made just before Christmas!

Last week saw us put on our first wreath making course. The evening was a new venture for yes, daunting, but the girls did a great job of showing everyone how to make and decorate their wreaths. After which everyone got stuck in, (often quite literally with the glue guns) and had a go at creating their own. We had some very talented ladies, everyone went home with a beautiful creation to hang on their front door.

So in this final week before the big day as you prepare your home and hearts we  wish you all a very peaceful, stress- free few days.