Archive for July, 2009

Proud to support local Maternity Unit

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

helme chase donation SS09Helme Chase is the local Midwife lead Maternity Unit and it’s where our daughter Matilda was born.

Since opening Armstrong Ward, Andrew and I have been overwhelmed by the local support for our shop.  Each year we donate a percentage of the profits from all sales in a our children’s department to a local Children’s charity.  This year we have chosen Helme Chase to support and  have just bought three new fetal heart moniters for the maternity unit.

Exclusive Bridgewater Mug – now in stock!

Monday, July 20th, 2009

We are proud to be a stockist of Emma Bridgewater pottery and just love all her wares, so we have commissioned a mug of our very own!

 So here is the exclusive Emma Bridgewater 1/2 pint mug which has been designed just for Armstrong Ward by Matthew Rice.  Our lovely mugs have just arrived into our store today!

For each “I love the Lakes” mug sold, we will donate £1 to local mountain rescue, they will be available to buy in store, mailorder or online.  To reserve your mug call 01539 720400.

J x

Country bumpkin gets technical!!

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

summer berries

I am really a country girl at heart, never happier than when I’m pottering around at home with our children Harry (5 years) and Matilda, (Tilly 20 months)   and secretly have an ambition to one day retire and spend my days making cakes and jam! 

But until then family life is a juggling act  of fitting in running our shop Armstrong ward Lifestore, in the lovely Lake Disctrict market town of Kendal, with the day to day round of  children’s birthday parties, swimming lessons, playgroups and PTA meetings. Oh and I nearly forgot to mention the renovation of a 300 year old Westmorland  farmhouse.. which at the moment is more rustic than chic.  So life is hectic but fun!

So on our blog I thought I’d share with you a mixture of our favourite places, shops and resturants, fun family days out, and recipes that we love, along with a sprinkling of news & sneak previews of gorgeous new things for our shop Armstrong Ward Kendal.

Jacqueline x