AH – BOO! Here I am! (you will only get that if you have arrived here from my Instagram post!)
Thanks for stopping by our blog – we are excited to be launching Luella York online store here in the crazy year that is 2020! A pandemic has swarmed in and hit us hard and we have questioned whether now is the right time – but you know what, when is ever the right time?! We all have things we want to do whether it be move house, change jobs, get a pet, have a baby the list goes on, but you get the jist… and all things which we question and put off because we think it’s not the right time!
Well that’s certainly true for us – we started building Luella York back in 2018 – going part time in my full time job because they were hitting hard times meant that I had time to start doing something I had always dreamed of.. running my own business. So together with my hubby we made a start in building the concept and searching for products. Being a designer I was able to turn my hand (in my sister company http://www.luellasdesignstudio.co.uk) to working on the brand logo and colour palette but I also decided to learn how to build websites and I am proud to say I have achieved just that. I hope you like it?
So I hear you say, but that was in 2018 and yes you’re right, it was but like I say we put things on hold, waiting for the ‘right’ time. We’d bought a new house and hubby was busy renovating 7 days a week so we could move out of our rented flat and I was busy with my sister company http://www.luellasdesignstudio.co.uk working on my clients websites, branding and social media alongside building @luellayork_store so there was just no time to promote Luella York online store store, oh and work (my full-time/part-time job!) picked up again so I found myself working more hours in my full time job and things for ‘us’ had to take a back seat.
Glad to say the house got finished and we moved in! We also had some amazing holidays in 2018 and 2019 and then we found out we was pregnant! YAY! Something else that we was waiting for the ‘right’ time – if I knew Covid-19 was coming in 2020 I’m not sure any of us would have thought bringing a baby into the world was the right time, but we had to just take each day as it came and stay safe, which we did and in the middle of lockdown, delivered a beautiful baby girl. Six months later we are still in some form of lockdown; only going out for walks and barely seeing any family, let alone friends. WhatsApp, Facetime, Microsoft Teams, Zoom have all become new friends of mine and our daughter is navigating through a very techno world at a very early age! Then there is the masks, seeing people in masks is ‘normal’ to her so she is not frightened by seeing the doctors, Joe Bloggs up the street in a mask and thankfully her mummy and daddy when we do go out!
With all this time on our hands, granted we have a baby and are running around most of the day looking after her – feeds, nappies, playtime, walks (on repeat) means the days fly by! But now had to be the ‘right’ time to launch Luella York, with Christmas fast approaching us, the vast majority of population choosing to avoid the high streets #onlineshopping is the place to be so here we go…. wish us luck! Lots of it as we know whenever the right time is there are challenges ahead, but we are excited to start this journey and bring great products with a friendly service to you!