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!
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.