Friday, 29 March 2013

Well, it's finally here, that time of year when we stuff ourselves with chocolate eggs.  I've just eaten the biggest piece of Easter chocolate crunchy cake I have ever seen and it was delicious!  Anyway, enough about food.

Today I want to introduce you to some of our products that can go inside as well as outside your home.  They are made from "ceramistone" so although I would say they are not fully frost resistant, they can certainly be left outside in the better weather.  We have a range of mainly dogs and a couple of cats but we also have a rooster, a cow, a sheep and a duck.  They are real characters and are bound to make you smile!   Here you can
see Bart, the German Shepherd, Roland the Rooster, Tyson the Staffie and Ermintrude the Cow.They range from £35.00 - £55.00 but are well worth it.  For inside your home we also do some ceramic tile pictures of dogs which are along the same lines as these ornaments.  They can either be hung on a wall or left free standing.  They are priced at £29.99 and make a perfect present for all you dog lovers out there.  As well as these great gift ideas we also do a range of small animal doorstops.  They are made from faux leather and come in

brown and beige and are weighted
with sand.  They are priced at £11.99 and can be found on our Inside Gifts page. You have a choice of elephant, rabbit, tortoise,
fox, owl and hedgehog and I'm sure when you see them you will find them really cute.  Anyway, that's about it for today.  Please don't forget to put your clocks forward this weekend and I hope you all have a very Happy Easter from everyone here at Ruddick Garden Gifts.  Don't eat too many eggs and keep shopping!!

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

 So, here we are again, and guess what.....
Carlisle had SNOW this morning. Unfortunately, I forgot to get a picture before I went to work and now that I am back its all melted.  But you can take my word for it, it was all white!!  Anyway, enough about the horrible cold weather and lets not forget that it is now officially spring.  So I thought you might like this picture of one of our products.  This is Baa'bara and she is made from ceramistone which means she can go in the garden, or if you prefer you can keep her in the house.  She is no trouble at all and will always make you smile.  She has loads of other friends and you will find them all on our Inside Gifts page.
Another little fella I thought you might like to meet is Alfie, my Parson Jack Russell Terrier.  He is only 10 months old but already is quite a character. Now unfortunately for you he is not for sale on Ruddick Garden Gifts website but he will be popping up on my blogs from time to time.  He also appears on my facebook page, so if you haven't seen it yet then check it out.  Just put in Ruddick Garden Gifts facebook and remember if you like it then please click the like button.  Well that's about it for today, enjoy the rest of your week and please feel free to leave any feedback, it's always interesting to hear from you.                                               

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Good Morning and I hope you are all keeping warm this cold, snowy Sunday.  Its hard to believe its nearly April and yet we are having colder weather than we have had all winter.  Once again I have to report that Carlisle is in its own little bubble and we have yet again had NO SNOW!!  We must be the only place in the Country but there you go. Anyway, enough of that and back to my
Product of the Week. This week I am highlighting two items because as you may or may not realise, the clocks go forward next weekend so I thought it would be a good idea to show you a couple of my outdoor clocks.  This first one is a Bickerton Clock which has an  antique effect brown surround and a handy built in thermometer.  It is fully weather resistant and can be used outdoors or if you prefer, inside your home.  It has a 12" diameter and needs 1 AA battery which is not included. It is
priced at £15.00.  The next clock is this Stonegate Clock which has a slate effect surround , Roman numerals and once again a built in thermometer.  It too is fully weather resistant and needs 1 AA battery.  It is 10" in diameter and would look great in either the garden or home.  This one is priced at £18.00 and you can find both clocks along with others on our Outdoor Clocks page.  Hope you like what I have shown you, there is plenty more to see on our website so go on have a good look around it and feel free to leave any comments.   
So on that note I will say ta'ra (as we say in Cumbria)  and remember British Summer Time officially starts next weekend.
Somebody better tell the weather that!!
(This clock is not for sale on Ruddick Garden Gifts website just in case you were wondering)