I am one of the ones that thought I'd be fine, that maybe I was invisible. I was so put off by the big metal speculum I remember seeing from sex education back at school that I was petrified to go for a smear. I got all the letters that you start getting at the age of 25 but I put it off. Finally, I plucked up the courage after friends kept telling me to go and went age 31 in 2016 and it was a piece of piss, walk in the park and they don't use that scary metal tool, they actually use a small plastic beak shaped item. It didn't hurt it was fine and the nurse at my local GP was very friendly and reassured me which made the experience ok. Afterwards, I was like is that it and thought if I had known it wasn't that bad I would have gone so much sooner.
Then the letter came through the door (no longer was I invisible) as they found abnormal cells on my cervix and now I have to go back every 6 months for check-ups/ colposcopy and it's an experience I don't look forward to lets put it that way, but it is better to be safe than sorry and nice to know that they are keeping an eye on me so it doesn't turn into cervical cancer.
So please ladies/ parents of young ladies go have a smear done when you first can because none of us want to end up like Jade Goody. This is really important.
I would like to start off by saying a huge thank you to those that joined us on Saturday for our RNLI Fish Supper collaboration with Roselidden. I can now confirm with your donations we raised a whopping £721 for the The Lizard RNLI lifeboat station. I would like to say a massive thank you again to Peter Hadfield of Roselidden for hosting another superb evening in your beautiful long barn and cooking up a feast of all sorts for our 51 guests, no one left hungry that is for sure.
Thank you also to Vanessa Strike for giving Peter a helping hand in the kitchen all evening. Huge thanks to John Strike for also helping out in the kitchen and in the front of house with me and thanks to John's incredible fishing contacts we were given fresh Gurnard, Ling, Coley, Pollock and Prawns all at cost from Newlyn Fish Company and The Cornish Shellfish Co at Gweek kindly donated 5kg of Cornish Mussels.
The next kind donations came from Thomas Hanson of Hanson Fine Foods who gave us;
2kg Cornish Blue (The Cornish Cheese Company)
2kg Trelawney (Whalesborough Cheese)
2kg Cornish Gouda (Cornish Gouda Co)
these were enjoyed by all on the cheese board course and my final thanks goes to Rodda’s Cornish Clotted Cream, Curds & Croust and Cornwall's Chocolate Cove for the winning table hamper that was won on the RNLI quiz. The prizes were Rodda's Butter, Rodda's Custard, Rodda's Cornish Clotted Cream, Curds and Croust Cheeses and various Cornwall's Chocolate Cove Chocolate hearts.
To see other Potluck Cornwall events coming up, please visit www.potluckcornwall.co.uk
I visited a new client of ours a few weeks ago in St Agnes, Cornwall to discuss the companies printing needs.
Whilst on site our client took me to view their store room where they hold all their printed and promotional collateral.
The room was piled high from floor to ceiling with roller banners, flags, PVC eyelet banners, brochures, boxes and boxes of canvas bags, printed seed packets, foamex boards, pens, leaflets and more.
Our client has to deal with about 6 different companies to order all of these bits. Our client had bought me in because they liked the sound that we are a print management company. In short by going through us they only have one point of contact to order all of their printed literature and products.
We know the right trade suppliers for all your printing requirements so we can get you the best quality products at competitive prices.
Please consider us the next time you need to place an order, we would love to chat.
Greg - Kent Office
Tel.: +44 (0) 1959 532 000
Taor - Cornwall Office
Tel.: +44 (0) 1872 396 058
I have never liked the typical 'social drinks' that everyone likes beer, ale, cider, wine and prosecco.
I started becoming the designated driver more and more from late teens through to now (31) because I rarely drink.
Only last year I discovered Curio Rock Samphire Gin that has taken my preference of late with Ginger Beer.
When I attend friends house parties, BBQ's or when I go round someones house for dinner I always buy them a bottle of wine and myself a Shloer or Elderflower presse to enjoy that day/ evening.
The other week I was having lunch at Penrose Kitchen, nr Shortlanesend, Truro and I was paying the bill when I looked behind the waitress and saw this beautifully bottled drink behind her and asked what it was and she said Seedlip, it's a non-alcoholic distilled spirit. She let me smell it and it smelt divine but I had to get back to the office so didn't think much more of it.
Last night I was at a friends house and I saw the beautiful bottle again sitting on her shelf. I asked Ruth what it was like and she said get it down for me and lets enjoy a glass together.
I tell you what this distilled non-alcoholic fusion is a must-bring to any party. 50ml splashed over ice with ice cold fever tree tonic, is so refreshing and smells like Christmas. It is as if you are sipping gin, just without the tipsy side effects. I know what tipple I will be bringing to the party from now on.
I know that Waitrose are selling this product currently, nearest to us in Truro.
Breathing clean air is a necessity, not a luxury. Thank you to all the wonderful people in the NHS for keeping my big sister alive over the years but more so after our biggest scare last September.
It is very scary to see someone who finds it hard to breathe and we all take it for granted. Every breath counts. Today is #WorldAsthmaDay
Glass asthma pump photo shown above was created by another of my sisters, Tareg in 2015 as part of her
"We all have baggage" instillation at Falmouth Uni.
Back in 2011 we had Taor's old Toyota Yaris wrapped in Leopard Print in Maidstone.
Now in 2017 and 5 years after she located herself in Cornwall with our second office, Taor has wrapped her Ford Fiesta again but this time we have gone for slightly smaller Leopard spots.
This is a great way for our company to be SPOTTED (excuse the pun) and for us to create more brand awareness.
Reasons to Wrap Your Vehicle
1) Advertising wraps on your vehicle really work! It is the most effective and efficient form of out of home advertising, reaching more consumers at a lower cost per thousand impressions than any other form of advertising.
2) Car wraps are affordable.
3) Wraps protect your paint. A properly installed car or van wrap will actually protect the factory paint job underneath, acting as a barrier between your cars precious paint job and common damage causing issues such as stone chips, surface scratches, paint fading and more. When we removed the vinyl wrap from Taor's old Yaris the red car underneath looked brand new.
4) Wraps customise your ride! If you want to show off your company's logo and branding, then a custom printed advertising vehicle wrap is for you. Maybe you just want your vehicle to have a custom colour or texture that the car dealership factory doesn't offer - colour change wraps are available in any colour or finish that you can imagine! Matte, gloss, chrome, carbon fiber, brushed metal are just a few of the finish options that are possible for your vehicle!
5) You can wrap almost anything. Vehicle wraps are just one of the ways that vinyl graphics can be used to promote your business or customise your possessions. Cars, vans, caravans, lorries, motorcycles, paddle boards, boats, walls, windows, floors and more can all be wrapped with custom graphics of your choosing! The possibilities are virtually endless!
This impressive book was digitally printed. Being A4 Landscape, the cover has a flat size of 594mm x 210mm - far too large for any conventional digital press. Using a Nexpress S3000 longsheet feeder, we were able to produce this perfect bound brochure far cheaper, and quicker than any litho run, which would normally be required for a sheet this big.
Our not so new now business cards printed 4 colour process on a quality thick 450gsm Silk Board and Soft Touch laminated both sides (velvety feel) are proving very popular today.
This special velvety feel/ finish on the business cards tend to get reactions at networking events with an oooh aaah.
Soft Touch laminate feels very nice on other products such as books/ brochure covers, magazines, postcards and presentation folders.
Would you like your brand to feel luxurious too? Then feel free to get in touch with us.
Business Card Quotation:
500 soft touch for only £45.00 + vat. If you need us to setup your artwork add an extra £30.00 + vat for the initial concept and £9.75 + vat per name thereafter.
Being the newest addition to Leopard Print Ltd, I am slowly being introduced to many aspects of the company, which together form the business.
As I am based in the Cornwall branch. Greg Morris, from the London head office, came down to teach me a little bit about door to door cold calling. For those unfamiliar with this term, it means to visit businesses door to door in order to not only introduce yourself, but promote your company, which hopefully, in tern, will lead to new customers.
With this in mind, Greg and I set out in Cornwall, in and around the area of Perranarworthal, and thus began my first day of personalised cold calling.
Surprisingly, there were quite a few business close by, all of which welcomed us to talk with them about their printing needs as well as their companies.
When driving out of Perrarworthal, going along the beautiful country lanes, we came across a sign labelled ‘Cusgurne Organic Farm’. It caught my eye straight away, probably because I not only have a love for food, but more so, organic produce. We decided to drive in and see what it was all about.
As we turned into the farm, I was delighted to see such bountiful greenery flowing between the polly tunnels, from first impressions, it already seemed like a positive and healthy environment. Inside the tunnels were row upon row of wonderful organic produce that filled the space within and opposite the tunnels sat the star of the show, the ‘Cusgurne Organic Farm Shop’.
Greeting us by the entrance of the shop were two beautiful, friendly dogs, who made my day even better. Once I had finished stroking the dogs, we were able to proceed into the shop, which was fantastic. Filled with incredible ethically grown, organic produce that was harvested from the farm. There was such a variety of both fruit and vegetables. Beautiful, vibrant, colourful food that showcased what ‘Cusgarne Organic Farm’ is all about.
It was so great to speak to the family that owned the farm that has been in the family for over 250 years. They were so passionate about not only their farm, but about the environment and more to the point, how they farm.
Using only green farming practices, ‘Cusgarne Organic Farm’ have successfully created a wonderful company that not only offers a farm shop with wonderful home-grown organic produce, it also supplies an amazing array of organic products, from organic ice-creams and gluten-free flour to organically farmed meats and beauty products. ‘Cusgurne organic farm’ also deliver incredible seasonal food at reasonable prices, straight to your door.
This hidden gem nestled in the village of Cusgurne has been such a great find.
Having eaten some of their produce I was impressed with the generous sizes and flavours that their produce offered compared to that of other shops. With both a wonderfully friendly and welcoming shopping experience with staff that actually care, I would recommend ‘Cusgarne Organic Farm’ to everyone, regardless of their eating habits or lifestyle choices. I guarantee that ‘Cusgurne Organic Farm’ will have something that takes your fancy and that you will not be disappointed!