A month of inspiration
As promised last week, I did say I would share with you some of my highlights from my time away from the shop. I am sure it won’t come as too much of a surprise to those of you that know me, that despite me not being here for a few weeks I was still working, just in a different way. Like most people on holiday I visited the local shops in the town and villages I was visiting. The one thing that I was the shop frontages and window displays. There were some absolute crackers. I loved visiting the shops, and the window displays certainly enticed me into the shops. Once inside some of the shops I got talking to the staff, and it was so nice to chat about products and how they have found trading since COVID.
Many shared the same frustrations as I do ( lack of free car parking, increasing rents, shop lifting, increasing running costs.. the list goes on!) However many also shared the same passion for their businesses that I do. You could feel it the moment you walked through the doors, the staff were lovely, the shops were clean, stocked and lit well. They were knowledgeable about the products they sold, and they were interested in the products and the customers they were serving. It was a joy to visit all the different high streets and independent shops. Here are my favourite shop frontages from my travels, and my favourite window displays. Please continue to support your local independent shops, when your at home or on holiday because if we don’t they will close, and you’ll be left with a choice of whatever the supermarkets or amazon have in stock.
Shops featured. Dilliway & Dilliway, Glastonbury https://www.facebook.com/DilliwayandDilliway/?locale=en_GB