Well it certainly feels as though it’s been a long winter! I think that customers and staff alike are feeling the benefits of the long over due Spring sunshine. Personally I love Spring and not just for the sun but for the sense of ‘newness’ that it brings. Spring’s all about growth and development and Abigail’s Collection is definitely in full Spring mode!!… Just a few weeks ago Lauren sadly left to have major foot surgery. The first of this year’s (two maybe three) operations has gone well though and she’s being nursed by her Mum (and dog Clover). Everyone wishes her well. We miss Lauren already and Rob sarcastically says he has no one to tease anymore!! Lisa and N’swana have been working like troopers this month (well done and thank you girls) and we’re all ready to welcome our new Manager ‘Kirsty Vaughan’ who joins tomorrow! With 5 years industry experience and a natural passion for all things bridal we’re really excited that she’ll be working with us. It’s certainly a busy time to be joining because the business is expanding with an additional 1500 square ft, yes I said an additional 1500 square ft!!! Watch this space for news of our swanky refurbishment and exciting July launch. Customers are really positive about the expansion and we’ve had some lovely feedback from Brides. On Saturday amidst the usual bridal buzz we welcomed back two previous Abigail’s Collection Brides with their Sisters for whom this time, it was their turn for a wedding dress; Hayley (was) Hart and Claire (was) Ferris came to see us with their lovely bride to be Sisters Claire and Kirsty. Many congratulations to Claire (was Ferris) who is now Mum to a little girl called Grace (we love that name) ….. and thank you to Hayley for the beautiful Aruba wedding day picture, we loved it so much we decided it was a perfect pic for this sunshine themed blog …. just looking at it makes me want to book a holiday, maybe I could squeeze into Claire Hart’s suitcase when she goes off for her St Lucia wedding abroad, she’ll need someone to get her into her dress after all?!… Mmm, I think Rob may have something to say about that little trip, if only because he doesn’t trust me and my airport shopping reputation!