This month has mostly been celebrating the arrival of spring, tucking away our thermals and basking in the Shards of sunlight dancing their way around the shop.
The go botanica girls have been busy bees , with barely time to catch our breath since our busiest Mothers Day ever .
Easter weekend was unusually frantic and in spite of the gales we still have all our buckets !
Romance has nodded its head in our direction too with a flurry of wedding consultations, bookings and events, we are on a roll.
I won’t ever take for granted the good times, they arise from a committed team of staff and suppliers and of course our fabulously loyal customers. Thank you.
As you may remember Richard and I spent January in Tanzania , a country that reached into our hearts and has left us totally enriched.
Whilst we were in Arusha we caught up with a pretty special young man who is changing lives in that tiny corner of the world.
I think Zac was about 14 when we first met him, scruffy in his Cardinal Newman uniform, skateboard glued to his feet , serious attitude and a penchant for older women !!
He was a regular face loitering around the Hove shop hoping to hone his Italian charm on one of my Saturday girls !
At 19 whilst travelling Zac visited Tanzania and in turn Tanzania stole his heart.
The house that zac built www.thehousethatzacbuilt.com was born and his mission to provide better housing for single women raising often three generations of children began.
Zac has been tireless in his efforts to raise the funds for his projects, we visited the fifth house in time to meet the team digging it’s foundations .
The team are made up of young men who have been living on the street, Zac and his foreman teach them all aspects of the building trade thus providing them with the means to work and better their situation.
The cherry on top is the finished article…a safe, clean home for another Mama and her brood.
It is with the greatest of pleasure that thanks to our good fortune we are able to support The house that zac built.
Thank You !