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After such a long time,

November 29, 2013


You may have thought that the bloggers of East of Eliza world had packed their trunks and left for the outer reaches of this wonderful planet, never to tickle keyboard again. Fear not, we are all here, admittedly somewhat distracted by all manner of jobs requiring our attention. We have been scurrying about unpacking, stocking, building, fixing, organizing, and as always, creating in order to make this festive season at the shop as lovely as ever.

As is the tendency at this time of year, Chaos has been making frequent visits, arriving unannounced with a far larger suitcase than we had hoped for, and staying a little longer than we had intended. But, faint hearted we are not. We have negotiated the storm in with outlandish and ardent hope that all will be well. With the help of  a few bungee cords, some very strange outfits, an unfailing spirit of adventure, and just a bit of duck tape, all is as it should be. Indeed, in a parallel universe, they will sing songs of our inventive ways and audacious attitudes. Well, perhaps not, but we think they should. At the center of it all, our Fearless Leader reed, has turned herself inside out, sideways and back again to make sure everything is as beautiful as our customers have come to expect. Here are some examples of what we have been up to:





For all our customers who have us wrestle their urns into seasonal loveliness, we are running a week behind. Do not dismay, for we are feverishly working all hours available to us to catch up.

We could give you a list of reasons for our tardiness, which might include such things as;

a broken down van

not enough staff

China’s off her food

falling into a wormhole in which the compass only ever pointed East whilst gathering Juniper


why bore you with such trivia when we think the most important, the most delicious and the most unequivocally  beautiful reason is this..


Meet Arlo Jack Russell Zaidlin, Reed’s grandson, four days old and just perfect.

We will be having our usual OPEN HOUSE  this weekend, Saturday,30th November and Sunday, 1st December. There is all manner of  winter greens, berries, sparkly treats, wreaths etc in the back yard, as well as mixed arrangements, Amaryllis, Ilex berries, to name just a few of the goodies in the store. Warm cider will be served, along with some nibbles for sustenance. We are especially pleased to announce that Nicola will be making guest appearance and helping us in the store on Saturday. It will be very lovely to have her  back with us for the day.

And so,  brimming with happy thoughts of Arlo Jack, seasonal jollies and only slightly barmy.

til the next time which knowing us, faithful readers, might be valentines day,



per all of the E of E gang

E of E

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Gillian Bolter permalink
    November 29, 2013 3:17 pm

    congrats to reed, ace, caitlin and most of all to Arlo!

  2. Nicola permalink
    November 29, 2013 3:36 pm

    Very well written Sophie, I’m looking forward to being back on Saturday for the annual open house, hope to see a few of the old faces again. WHAT a beautiful baby boy, and I’m sure a very proud Grandma Reed.


  3. December 1, 2013 12:41 am

    Congratulations, Reed, on Arlo, the sweet bud among the roses. LIza, the Garden Mum

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