American lived in london for 18years now homed in Dunsden, Berkshire. Love everything about England except the weather (duh-although its a good excuse to stay in pjs all day) and the exchange rate . I really used to love Suffolk, but now am a west England convert and a proper country girl as I live here all the time.
On the back nine now and with an empty nest in view started debonnaire- a needlecraft business with a mission to provide the best knitting and needlepoint products along with the highest degree possible of client attention. Best is defined by me as highest quality artistic materials at a fair price.Best is also defined by me as stuff I personally want in case I end up with it all! somewhere along the way I started designing.
I’m currently running this business from home- the one good use I’ve put my mba to is determining that current rents make a proper shop difficult . I now operate out of a studio space on our property which is better than a shop anyway as it has a full kitchen, is huge and I can wear my slippers and sweats all day.my mba’s deficiency in marketing is apparent as I still struggle with promotion!
when I’m not working on the thousands of ideas iIhave for debonnaire, I like golf,skiing, cooking and the beach. Have figured out how to knit and stitch at the beach and while cooking, but not while golfing or skiing…..
My 3 girls ( Alex 29, Annabel 27, and Savannah 23)have moved on to jobs but come home all the time as we now have a country party house and a dog and they like to be fed for free and a dog ( he’s really the pull). My husband Scott is actually quite nice and supportive and very good at lugging 25 kilo boxes of yarn into the studio.
Life Motto- just do it!