Put a Spring in your step...
Our favourite time of year, Spring the bulbs are coming up the snowdrops have brought no snow yet and the sun streams in the studio windows. This March we are very pleased to announce we have been shortlisted as a finalist for the Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce Awards - Best New Product, we will not find out until the evening of the awards on the 13th March whether we have won.
Also this month is Mothers' Day
(or Mothering Sunday to give it's UK title)
I am so lucky to have my mother so close to me and right next door to our studio
Mrs ASG senior is always in the background of our adventures at Angels' Share Glass, she keeps us going with cups of tea, lunch and is the most awesome baker so cakes are always on the menu. Mum started the business with dad as Village Glass in 1979, together they built up what is now a recognised glass making style and has helped us re-ignite our passion in Angels' Share Glass. Terminally ill she puts her own worries aside to help us both fulfil our dreams to make our Angels, we truly believe the angels' actually have a hand in keeping her so well during the launch last year. So this Mothers' Day whether you are lucky enough to still have your mum or not, remember to thank your mum, she is our silent support that keep things up..and this is our wee thank you! She always has a Spring in her Step...
We now offer a personalised hand engraving service on our Angels, please just add at checkout and let us know what you'd like your Angel to say....
here are 5 facts about Mothering Sunday
Mothering Sunday in the UK is centuries old
Mothering Sunday is celebrated in UK on the fourth Sunday of Lent in honor of Mother Mary and now, all mothers
In the 1600′s, children after the age of ten left their homes for jobs and were only allowed to visit their mothers once a year
The official cake for Mothering Sunday is a Simnel cake a rich fruit cake with Almond/Marzipan topping
the traditional meal was Carlings, pancakes steeped in peas and butter, sometimes this day is referred to as Carling Sunday
(source : http://familyspotblog.co.uk/)