18 Jul 2014 1 Comment
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02 May 2014 Leave a comment
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With the new bathing beauties design added to our range for 2014 we felt it only right that we should make like a bathing beauty and have our first dip of the year. Various members of Team Treffry have been heading to the swimming pool every Wednesday lunchtime for a few lengths but with the pool being closed temporarily we decided there was nothing quite like a bracing dip in the atlantic, in April!
Trouble was, the day we decided we might go for a swim the following day was warm and Spring like and when the allotted swim day arrived it was a proper cold, Cornish grey and mizzly day! A quick facebook and twitter poll decided it though, more people said we should than said we shouldn’t! And after nearly chickening out we found ourselves on the prom in Penzance changing into our swimming things in the persistent drizzle, lovely!
But guess what, it was great, refreshing, rejuvenating, life affirming, and really, really cold!!! We only managed about 5 minutes and getting changed afterwards wasn’t a whole heap of fun (especially as a couple of coats had found their ways into puddles!) but we all felt good afterwards and ready to do it again next week!
We reckon this lot might be swimming on the french riviera in summer rather than off the prom in Penzance in April, we certainly weren’t looking quite this chic!!
Let us know about your bathing beauty experiences!
04 Apr 2014 Leave a comment
in Jolly Good, Staff Tags: cornwall, creative jobs in Cornwall, jobs in cornwall, jobs in Penwith, penzance, Poppy Treffry, staff, team treffry, team work, working for Poppy Treffry, working in Cornwall
We’ve all been so busy here in the Poppy Treffry studio and in our shop in St Ives that time has completely run away with us and it’s the beginning of April already!
The daffs are now flowering and the sun is shining (shhh..it might disappear again at any minute!) and we all have a bit more of a spring in our step.
While we take a very quick break from bag making and sewing, we thought you would all like to meet another integral member of Team Treffry.
Say “Hello” to Gilly.
Gilly works in our St Ives shop and you will usually find her in there two or three days a week (even on a Sunday!) chatting away to our customers, dusting the shelves, folding our lovely tea towels and just generally making sure everything is in it’s place.
We asked Gilly a few questions about herself….
How long have you lived in Cornwall?
I have lived in St Ives for eleven years. It’s always been a life-long ambition since I was a small child to live here. I think I was a fisherman’s daughter in a previous life!
How long have you worked for Poppy Treffry?
I started working for Poppy two tears ago when we had the little shop in the Drill Hall in St Ives. We’ve now moved into our lovely new shop in Fore Street and it’s great!
What’s the best thing about working for Poppy?
Being surrounded by beautiful things and being supported by a friendly and fun team
What’s your favourite Poppy Treffry product?
I love the Big Floucy Bag – It reminds me of my youthful hippy days!
(P.S – Courgette cake counts as 1 of your 5 a day!)
I love listening to almost any music and quite often go out to a local venue here in St Ives to listen to a band. I especially love Willie and the Bandits, a British based band who play a variety of different genres spanning across the Blues, Rock, Latin and Folk style.
Apart from listening to music, how do you relax?
I love walking, walking and walking….and sometimes talking! I prefer to go out and about rather than relaxing at home. There are so many beautiful walks along this coast and they are all on my doorstep. My favourite walk is a circular walk to St Just, along Cot Valley and Cape Cornwall and back to St Just….then cake in The Cook Book Cafe!
When I do get a minute to relax at home, I like making my own cards to give to family and friends. I have knitted the odd scarf as well.
Tell us some interesting facts about you.
- I once hitch-hiked from Liverpool to Newcastle
- I had ten years of ballet lessons from the age of three-thirteen years old
- I trained to be a teacher in Liverpool
Make sure you say ‘Hello’ to her next time you’re in the shop!
TTFN – from Team Treffry. x