Shrewsbury Messy Play Group Creates Activity Boxes

A nice article on my wifes business:

A Shrewsbury based messy play group, Ready Steady Let’s Get Messy which has been unable to operate since March has pivoted to creating activity boxes for toddlers and babies.

For the group owner, Laura White, it was a big change from the sessions she was used to delivering. She made an initial 20 Halloween themed boxes to test the water, they sold within 24 hours. 

She set a more ambitious target of 70 boxes between then and Christmas. They sold out by early December, she spent much of the month hand making play dough, assembling boxes and going back and forth to the post office.

Laura learnt a lot about which activities and products worked well and with some great feedback from customers she were able to refine what she did and how she did it. 

Laura had plenty of ideas for other themed boxes, the initial run of Dinosaur boxes sold within a few days. Her latest creation is the Woodland box, she wanted to get natural elements into a box so that children could experience wood and leaves as well as her home made play dough, cloud dough and coloured rice. 

The boxes are priced £19 with free delivery in the Shrewsbury area. They are available to purchase through her website www.letsgetmessy.co.uk and through her Facebook page.

Time

I distinctly remember visiting offices as a child with clocks on the wall with time zones from major cities like London, Paris, New York & Tokyo – so to help with working from home the kids have made some but with meal times on 😂

My first LAN party

September 2002, I’m hosting my first LAN party in my parents garage on table tennis tables covered with decorating sheets. Our games of choice, Team Fortress Classic and Counter Strike on our huge CRT monitors and beautiful bage coloured PCs.

It was days like this where I developed my passion for IT, a passion I still have today. Learning skills like DNS and routing, all to make sure we were all on the same version of the game to play together.

And before any comments – that is me on the right.

Flaxmill Maltings Tour Dec 2019

I’ve been lucky to be part of the friends of the Flaxmill Maltings for almost 9 years, to see the progress over this time has been incredible. Today I was invited round with the other friends to see the latest development work, the roof on the kiln room is quite a sight and the views from the main mill span all across northern Shrewsbury.