There has been a buzz in the air all day, when you walked into the warehouse the girls were all of a chatter (more then normal, said Tony!). Why would that be you ask?
It's Dorchester Carnival week!!
Although we are based in Blandford, some 20 miles away from Dorchester we support the Carnival. We make bows and more bows and even more bows, our warehouse is turned into a bow making machine. Big bows to go on the Carnival Queens float, smaller bows for wooden spoons, if anyone needs a bow then we will make it. The girls donate their time and we donate the ribbon.
We provide and print the sashes for the Carnival Queen and her two attendants, as well as decorating their carriage - which is not a gilded affair BUT a flat bed truck!!
The wooden spoons I mentioned are for the losers of the four legged race. The same team have won the spoons for the last few years, they have them proudly mounted behind the bar!! Rachie has a feeling they enter the race to lose, just for the spoons. They have already asked what colour the spoons will be this year!
The big event of the week is the Carnival Procession that takes place through Dorchester on Saturday evening, if you are in the area then come and have some fun.
For the last 2 years we have been given a Silver award for our work - this year we really want a GOLD. So if we take a little longer to answer the phone this week, then you will know we are knee deep in BOWS and CARNIVAL CLOBBER.
Wish us luck.