BREAKING NEWS at The Green Lady

Well hello everyone! Spring is just around the corner!

There’s been a bit of a delay in posting on here due to a recent house move, but I’m back with a whole new outlook.  Last year saw me rushing around the county/counties from one place to another introducing myself, my ethos, and my products to you.  I learned a lot along the way, in fact the whole thing was a learning curve of huge proportions, and I come into the New Year 2017 as an enlightened businesswoman who knows her customers and their needs, and with an ear on the pulse for new and innovative products coming to market this year.

Charging around the county in a green cape is hard when you are a 50 something Granny of 4′ 11″, especially when grappling with a Gazebo, stock and very heavy tables – superman never had this trouble! To be quite honest, for me, it ain’t do-able too often.

BUT, following that old chestnut of working SMARTER not HARDER I hope to be seen monthly at the Norwich Vegans Pop Up Shop at the Quaker Meeting house, Upper Goat Lane, Norwich from the last Saturday in February (25th) and each month thereafter.  If my plans come to fruition, I will also be at One Planet Norwich at The Forum and (…fanfare) THE ROYAL NORFOLK SHOW, along with other members of Broads Tourism in the Broads Village area of the show.  I hope to meet lots of you there.

My focus now is to hand pick selected Eco friendly, cruelty free, organic and vegan products for my discerning customers with emphasis on those things that I know you and your families love already, and less readily available products from independent producers.  If there is something you’d like me to stock I would be more than happy to hear from you, just email me at enquiries@thegreenlady.co.uk and I will see what I can do.

Here’s to a happy and healthy 2017 to all of you and thank you so much for your continued support and custom.

Kind regards

Michele Watts

Discovering the Invisible Wall

Discovering the Invisible Wall

One of the first promotional events The Green Lady did was a day at the local Market Gates Shopping Centre, Great Yarmouth. The team there were very supportive and helpful.

I had done a press release to the local newspaper, the Great Yarmouth Mercury, announcing my visit, which they had kindly discussed with me over the phone and decided to print, (my thanks go to Anne Edwards, Editor, for my quarter page story) and I hit social media hard heralding my imminent arrival.

It was around the January sale time so I was hoping to chat to Market Gates bargain hunters looking for a breath of fresh air after the New Year anti-climax hit.

I didn’t have a lot in the way of stock to show people then so I took my laptop along to demonstrate my online shop, and lots of information.

I had a prime spot just near Starbucks, but it was absolutely amazing how many people on seeing “something unexpected and new” in the Centre looked at their feet or straight ahead hoping not to make eye contact with me. It was as if there was an invisible barrier all around my display.

By the way, I did start the day with multiple green balloons but some very delightful children didn’t give a monkeys about the invisible wall – they came and asked very politely for one. How could a warm hearted person like me say no to such sweet requests?

audrey looking down

Not to give in lightly I walked around the display, talking to people, and learnt quite quickly not to ask someone if they would like to help save the planet when I got a gruff rebuttle, NO!  A lesson in not using closed questions there then.

Never mind, my first venture into the limelight was behind me, I had gained confidence and experience, I had a few pictures to use on Facebook, and I had my name in print. Onwards ho …..

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