There’s no escaping it, it’s that time of the year again. The Coca Cola advert has been aired, and for most this signals yuletide rolling into town for one more year. Love it or hate it, Christmas is here for the next month or so, so it’s time to get prepared.
We’re now well into August, and August brings with it the quintessential British seaside experience that we’ve all come to know and love. Okay, so the weather so far in August is not quite at the same level as the heatwaves we experienced in July, but with only three weeks left before the kids go back to school, now’s the time to enjoy some sea and sand (and hopefully sun).
In the last blog we considered one particular royal connection that GWD are fortunate enough to have, and whilst we’re on the subject of royals, we now turn our attention to Royal Ascot – the glamorous annual event that takes place this week. Racing enthusiasts will no doubt be licking their lips and looking forward to some exhilarating races; whilst plenty of the aristocracy will no doubt be strutting around in their finery.
May has arrived and has brought with it some wonderful weather – something I’m sure we’ve all been craving and hoping for during the long winter months. Now that the sun has arrived I’m sure everyone will be wanting to make the most of it – after all, there’s no guaranteeing that it’s going to continue into July and August!
If someone asked you to picture a box, what would it look like? Would it have straight lines and right angles? Would it be quadrilateral, and would all the sides be congruent? If that’s what your understanding of boxes is, unfortunately we’re going to have to break it you – boxes can be much, much more than that. If you’re looking for something a little bit different and with a few less corners, then a round box could be precisely the thing.
In the Western world we’re well into our New Year, and 2013 has brought us cold weather and…well, more cold weather. However, on Sunday, over in the Far East, Chinese New Year celebrations began. Also referred to as the ‘Spring Festival’ in China, Chinese New Year is the most important annual Chinese holiday and this year celebrates the year of the snake. GWD has had a couple of orders related to the celebration of Chinese New Year and given that they are quite off the wall I thought we’d share them with you.
The dust has now truly settled following the festive season and the January and February doldrums are upon us. As we trudge through the cold and wet experiencing that unique comedown that only comes with the conclusion of Christmas, we could be forgiven for feeling a little bit sorry for ourselves.