First of all, a big shout out to the good folk at Whitley Bay Big Local #WBBL for organising the Whitley Bay Carnival which was held today. The sun behaved and shone all day and ensured that a great day was had by all! It was a really great atmosphere and it brought back childhood memories of when the seafront was a thriving place to be. It was really well organised, great live street entertainment and some great live music too. It was lovely to see that it was so well attended and I look forward to seeing this event return again next year. Once again, big up for the Big Local!
Second shout out this week goes to Good Day Organics, a great organic skincare company based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, who are selling Alkamy Candles at their stand at Europe's biggest Vegan Festival this weekend in Bristol (VEGFESTUK). It sounds like it is going to be a great day and hope that Chris and his team have a great event! Alkamy will be taking our hand poured soy wax candles to the NEVFEST - North East Vegan Festival next weekend in Sunderland at the Stadium of Light (see here for further details) so we hope to see you there. For those of you who don't have your tickets yet, you can pay on the door.
Alkamy attended a great Charity Ladies Shopping Evening last night in Gosforth in aid of Macmillian Cancer Support. The event was really successful and congratulations to Pam Horden for organising the sold out event. A throughly good time was had by sellers and buyers alike and it was wonderful to meet some really lovely new customers - I hope you enjoy your products.
We will be attending the following events over the next few weeks:
Until next time!
So recently, on another night shift candle pouring session, I realised that in the batch of Alkamy #1 Candles I was making that I was pouring my 1000th candle! It really did take me a little by surprise that 6 months after production first started at www.alkamy.co.uk, when I was working out numbers and prices for my first 100 soy wax candles, here I was heading into 4 figures! On a personal level, it made me incredibly proud that I am doing something right and making a product that others like too. So thank you, to each and every customer who has bought an alkamy hand poured, soy wax candle. Whether it was the fact that you liked the fragrances, the fact we only use 100% pure unblended soy wax, the fact that they were hand poured and handmade, or whether you just felt sorry for me (!), thank you all for getting me to this milestone.
To celebrate this, I thought that it was only fitting that we celebrate and share the love a little. So the 1000th candle has been specially marked with a sticker inside the candle lid and a voucher inside the candle box, so from the outside no one knows which is the winning box - and now that it is mixed in with my stock, even I don't know! The buyer could find the special candle by either buying online at www.alkamy.co.uk, at one our retailers or directly from me at one of our direct selling events. Once the prize is found, the winner will be able to follow the instructions on the voucher inside the candle box and contact us by email at email@example.com and claim their prize. The winner will receive one of each of our core fragrance Alkamy Candle #1 and the limited edition fragrance (5 candles in total), a full size organic linen and pillow mist, a full size jar of organic hand and body cream and a large slider tin of organic lip balm.
So happy buying customers - can't wait until the winning candle is found!
Until next time - Take care.
Handmade Pure Soy Wax Candles / Organic Lip Balms / Organic Hand and Body Cream/ Whitley Bay / Made in England UK
Wow, is it really May already? Hope you all had an enjoyable Easter - it was nice to have a break for a little while and we even managed to fit in a canal boat holiday but now it's back to business again!
There are a few events I will be attending in the coming weeks, so lots of manufacturing again to get stocks prepared for those. I will be supporting the local Whitley Bay Spring Fair in the Centre of my home town on Sat 16th May, followed by a Ladies Shopping Evening and Charity Event in Gosforth the following Friday. Then looking forward to June there is a fantastic event organised by Time and Tide Events based at Newcastle Keep in Newcastle - really looking forward to that and seeing the recently refurbished castle.
Still working on some new prototypes - hoping that they will work out as I plan as I LOVE them! And also have been testing a new range of bath and shower products which smell particularly lovely! Looking forward to Summer and the next Limited Edition fragrance - still busy sniffing out that next fragrance. And if that wasn't enough, I am also looking at some new packaging options.
Have managed to fit in a couple of networking meetings and some workshops too and meet some fellow business woman who are all so wonderfully supportive and encouraging of each other - it's a joy to be a part of it.
Well, back to work - more candles to pour before bedtime!
Handmade Soy Wax Candles / Organic Lip Balms / Organic Hand and Body Cream/ Whitley Bay / Made in England UK