Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Hello 2012, we have great expectations of you

Francesca's new year's 'hope' is to give Mummy some time to work (yeah right!)

Hello, hi, happy new year!

We had a lovely break over here at Child Friendly Solutions HQ. Since we're based on Sydney's gorgeous northern beaches we don't really need to go anywhere. Beaches, cafes, galleries, markets - it's all here. Apart from a brief pre-Christmas sojourn to Melbourne, I holidayed at home, riding my new bike (an unexpected gift from the family), reading three nail-biting novels on my new e-reader, admiring the Lego work of 8 year old Jack and teaching Francesca to play with the sand, not eat it. Lovely!

We've also made some important New Year's Resolutions (well, let's just call them New Year's Hopes shall we?!)

First up, we're going to be blogging more often this year. Last year, both Kelly and I were wrangling new babies which, as adorable as they are, led to a SLIGHT downturn in productivity. Ahem. We kept up with customer orders and admin, but all the extra stuff like blogging took a backseat to feeding, changing, washing, playing, wiping up lots of mashed banana and scraping squashed sultanas off leather sofas!

So this year, now that the babies are perfectly behaved, well adjusted toddlers able to entertain themselves for hours on end (???), we will be bringing you more news and new products, helpful information and special offers.

We'll also be sharing more about our business. After all, we've been selling these simple little Play Panels for 10 years now and we're still going strong. In fact, I've been speaking to audiences about some of our successes in exporting, marketing and social media, as we've learnt a thing or two about running a small business over the years. If we can share something that helps your business, then that will make us happy!

We're also committed to improving our products and our range, to ensure that our customers are getting safe, strong, durable products that will withstand anything a Ribena-fuelled toddler can throw at them!

Stand by for a great special offer on Play Panels in February. And if you have any feedback about our website, blog or products, we'd love to hear from you.

Meanwhile, would you like to 'Like' us on Facebook? Just click here . . .

Have a wonderful 2012 everyone. My final 'hope' is that your New Year's Hopes become a reality too.

Child Friendly Solutions has been assisting Australian retailers with in-store play solutions for 10 years including Big W, K-Mart, Westpac, Toyota and Forty Winks. You can find Child Friendly Solutions Play Panels, Play Tables and other play equipment, as well as lots of information on becoming a child friendly retailer, at www.childfriendly.com.au

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