Pepé’s Journal #2

posted on March 27th, 2015 by Laura Ellis

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Here I am with our planters, looking great with the first signs of spring. The daffodils are now all but gone, but poking their heads through are some lovely tulips, mixed in with some very cute crocuses. The bulbs were layered in the plant pot to bring joy for the next few months…an idea we saw on Gardeners’ World. Woof woof, Monty, my favourite gardener!

 

Adnams Spring Beach Clean

posted on March 27th, 2015 by Laura Ellis

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Last Saturday our Southwold team took part in the Adnams Spring Beach Clean. Armed with gloves, wellies, waterproofs and litter pickers the team, along with a huge group of volunteers, took to the sands to help clean up the beach. Picking up litter and recording their findings to help the Marine Conservation Society keep track of what types of rubbish are washing up on our shores.
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All images courtesy of Adnams

Win a signed Charity Jute Shopper!

posted on March 27th, 2015 by Nikki Phillips

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Our limited edition Charity Jute Shoppers have been flying out of our shops this week and to celebrate we’re giving away one of each bag, signed by the celebrity who designed them!

If you haven’t already seen them, the bags have been exclusively designed by some of our well known famous friends, Dame Judi Dench, Savannah Miller, Alex Polizzi and Monty Halls.

£1 from each of the Jute Shoppers will be donated straight to Fishermen’s Mission, a charity we’ve been working with for the last few years now. They’re a fantastic charity who provide emergency support and practical care for fishermen and their families in Cornwall and across the UK.

To enter the competition, simply head over to our Facebook page, leave a comment under the picture of the bags with your favourite design and what you’d put in your bag and we’ll pick four winners at random.

 

T&Cs -> http://bit.ly/1DYEujB

5 Ideas for a very Cornish Easter

posted on March 27th, 2015 by Laura Ellis

The Easter holidays are nearly upon us, and whether you’ll be spending time as family or enjoying some time to yourself, we’ve put together a guide to the 5 things we’ll be doing to make this the best Cornish Easter yet…

Visiting the Eden Project

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Get yourself down to the Eden Project between 28th March – 12th April and take part in the Great Eden Egg Hunt, an eggciting eggstravaganza (sorry) where you can explore the biomes, hunt for eggs and take part in fairground inspired egg games.

As well as exploring the beauty of Eden, there are egg shys (an Easter take on the classic coconut shy), hook and egg games and even an egg and spoon race around a giant inflatable obstacle course. There are coloured eggs hidden around the site to find, including twenty golden eggs, find one of these and win yourself a place in the Piñata Eggstravaganza.

Get your craft on and create some bunny, fox or mouse ears, learn about all about chocolate in the Rainforest Biome, and settle in the Mediterranean Biome and listen to chocolate themed stores told daily between 12pm -3pm.

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Spending the day in St Ives

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Park in St Erth and catch the train to St Ives, it’s arguably the most scenic stretch of railway in Britain. As the train chugs along the cliff, take in the views stretching out across the water to Godrevy Lighthouse.

Spend some time wandering along the harbour front, be brave and have a paddle on one of the beaches, and stroll along the narrow back streets, most of which give way to a spectacular view. Stop in the small galleries brimming with works from Cornish artists all inspired by the unique light St Ives is famous for.

While you’re there, pay a visit to the Leach Pottery. Learn more about the life of Bernard Leach and see beautiful works from guest potters. If you’ve bought any of the Seasalt & Leach mugs or jugs from us you’ll have a free entrance ticket in the booklet – don’t worry if it’s out of date, the museum will still let you in.

Don’t forget to visit our newly refurbished shop on Fore Street where you’ll be able to see some of the Leach Pottery’s work.

Finally, although Easter is associated with chocolate shapes, a trip to St Ives wouldn’t be complete without eating some of their famous fudge on the train ride home.

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Making Saffron Buns

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Cornwall is well known for its love of saffron. Whether it’s in cake or bun form you’ll rarely find a Cornishman who isn’t partial to the tasty, yellow staple. Why not whip up a batch of saffron buns using this recipe from The Chough Bakery, slather with butter (or clotted cream) and enjoy a little taste of Cornwall through the Easter period.

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Exploring Fabulous Fowey

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Head to Fowey and explore the areas that have inspired our SS15 collection…

Take a stroll around the town and down to the Town Quay to admire the view across the river to Polruan.

Explore St Catherine’s Castle, an artillery fort commissioned by Henry VIII to defend Fowey Harbour. This two storey Tudor fort was last used during the Second World War and steeped in history. A fun place to explore with amazing views up the harbour.

Set aside a few hours and enjoy the spectacular Hall Walk, a circular walk which includes two ferry rides. Follow the path through woodland creeks and admire the stunning coastal views. Spring flowers will be in bloom so keep an eye out for snowdrops, bluebells and wild garlic, and of course bright yellow gorse.

We’d end our day with a cream tea at the Fowey Hall Hotel, it would be silly not to!

While you’re in Fowey don’t forget to pop in and see us on Fore Street, we’d love to hear about your day.

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Going on a Scavenger Hunt

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Rather than hiding eggs around the house, why not plan a scavenger hunt on the beach and get the family out and about. Make a list of things to find before you leave, then set the kids off down the beach to gather everything while you enjoy a relaxing stroll along the sand.

Here’s a few things you might like to add to your scavenger list…

  • A stone that looks like something else
  • A complete, unbroken shell
  • A piece of driftwood
  • Some rope from a fishing boat
  • A crab shell
  • A piece of bladderwrack
  • A smooth piece of sea glass
  • A piece of litter to put in the bin (this will help keep our beaches nice and clean)

If you’d rather not have a bucketful of seaside in the car on the way home, why not give the kids a sketchbook and get them to draw the things they find instead.

Whatever your plans for Easter we’d love to hear from you. Leave us a comment below or say hello on Facebook and Twitter.

Job Vacancy – Retail Trade Manager

posted on March 27th, 2015 by Laura Ellis

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We are looking for a Retail Trade Manager to join us supporting our Area Managers and helping the day to day performance of the retail channel. This is an exciting new position for the business and will be key in supporting our growth over the next 2-3 years. For more information please see the job description below.

Retail Trade Manager Job Description
Seasalt Application Form

Please send all applications to Jobs@seasaltcornwall.co.uk by Friday 10th April

Job Vacancy – Senior Sales Advisor (Marlborough)

posted on March 27th, 2015 by Laura Ellis

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We are looking for a highly motivated and customer focused Senior Sales Advisor to join our team in Marlborough for 24 – 30 hours a week. Applicants should have experience in a similar role, be passionate about delivering excellent customer service, and be available to work weekdays and weekends. For more information please see the job description below.

Senior Sales Advisor Job Description
Seasalt Application Form 

Please send all applications to Josie.Iles@seasaltcornwall.co.uk
The closing date for this role is Friday 24th April.

 

Job Vacancy – Senior Sales Advisor (Lyme Regis)

posted on March 25th, 2015 by Laura Ellis

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We are looking for a highly motivated and customer focused Senior Sales Advisor to join our team in Lyme Regis. Applicants should have experience in a similar role, be passionate about delivering excellent customer service, and be available to work weekdays and weekends.

For more information please see the job description below.

Senior Sales Advisor Job Description
Seasalt Application Form 

Please send all applications to kate.warren@seasaltcornwall.co.uk
The closing date for this role is Friday 17th April.

Job Vacancy – Senior Sales Assistant (Woodbridge)

posted on March 23rd, 2015 by Laura Ellis

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We are looking for a highly motivated and customer focused Senior Sales Advisor to join our team in Woodbridge. Applicants should have experience in a similar role, be passionate about delivering excellent customer service, and be available to work weekdays and weekends. For more information please see the job description below.

Senior Sales Advisor Job Description (24 hours per week)
Seasalt Application Form

Please send all applications to demi.reade@seasaltcornwall.co.uk
The closing date for this role is Friday 3rd April

A Day Sketching at the Eden Project

posted on March 20th, 2015 by Laura Ellis

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The Eden Project has played a huge part in inspiring our SS15 collection. Wina and Matt from our graphic design team, spent the day wandering around the biomes, sketching and taking photos. Here’s a little peek at what they got up to…

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A Seasalt Solar Eclipse

posted on March 20th, 2015 by Laura Ellis

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We were very excited about the eclipse this morning and were relieved the weather stayed clear for us.

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The team at GeoScience Limited invited us over to share the experience with them. They showed us their telescope set up which projected an image of the eclipse on to a piece of paper, and let us use some of their equipment – including some rather fetching goggles that enabled us to watch the moon pass over the sun. We think Neil loved the goggles most!

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Whilst not quite as high tech as some of the GeoScience equipment our colander also showed the spectacle off in all its glory, creating lots of mini eclipses.

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Did you manage to catch a glimpse of the solar eclipse? We’d love to see your photos – share them with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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