Archive: April, 2014

Open in Hoylake

Thanks to the most amazing bunch of people – friends, family, workmen and staff – we opened in Hoylake on Saturday 12th April.

The winners of our competition, Shannon and Katarina, opened the new Shed by cutting the ribbon at 12 noon. Lots of people popped in to say hello and wish us luck – and 20 minutes later we were full. We weren’t expecting that!

The only thing that didn’t go well in the run up to opening was the kitchen fit. Unfortunately the kitchen is still only partly complete, so we can’t prepare our full menu yet. Poor Eddie, all his plans defeated by kitchen fitters. Huge shout out to Ceri at Gorge-Us for helping us out with cakes until Eddie can get baking again.

We have an offer on birthday party bookings for the first couple of weeks – 10% off or the birthday boy or girl goes free, whichever is more valuable to you. Offer valid for the first 20 parties booked after the move – for parties any time up to end September 2014.

We have a little surprise at the till as well. As it’s Easter we thought a little Easter Egg might be in order – but these Eggs contain little treats. It might be sweeties or it might be a discount voucher for up to 50% off your total bill! Starting today (Tues 15th) every customer will be offered a basket of eggs to choose from. If you’re lucky you’ll win 10%, 20% or even 50% off your bill; but even the losers walk away with some sweets or a crème egg! That’ll make up for the hideous roadworks that start this morning :-)

 

We are moving to Hoylake – it’s really happening!

This was posted a couple of weeks ago but has somehow disappeared? One of these days I’ll get the hang of this technology…..anyway….
The Potting Shed in Heswall will be closing its doors to the public for the last time on Sunday 6th April. It will be very sad to leave, we’ve been happy here (mostly) but it’s time to move on. We’ll be closed Mon-Fri (7th-11th) and we’ll re-open in Hoylake on Saturday 12th April at 12noon.
We started this process in October 2012. Can you believe it? We’ve had delay after delay, problem after problem. At times we felt like giving up, but we’ve made it! There are still a few hurdles to overcome – (Scottish Power messed up and the three-phase electricity won’t be connected until the following week for instance) but we’ll be ready enough to open.
We are running a competition on Facebook to find a family who want to have a VIP afternoon of free painting, food and drink thrown in on our opening day. They’ll cut the ribbon and open the new Shed so anyone who enters the competition must be happy to have their photos taken for the local paper and the website. If you’d like to enter and you’re not on Facebook just pop an email to us through the contact page on this website, summing up The shed in 5 words or less. Then we just need the number of adults and children in your family (max 6 please) and that’s it. All names will go in a hat and be drawn on Thursday 10th April.
Come along and see us, pop in and have a nosey around. We think you’ll like it!

We won the Family Friendly Business Award 2014

We were super-excited and a little overwhelmed to win the Wirral Tourism’s Family Friendly Business Award on Wednesday 2nd April.

The awards were held at the Floral Pavilion and it was a great excuse to get dressed up and take the team for a night out. We were up against Ness Gardens and Hickory’s Smokehouse – both very strong businesses and if we’re honest, we didn’t think we stood a chance. It was only when they read out the finalists names and started to list the qualities of the winning candidate that we all looked at each other and thought, that’s us! Sure enough our name was read out and we all ran up onto the stage – all 8 of us (Eddie chickened out!) We had a little drink or three to celebrate afterwards
Thank you so much to everyone who nominated us. It really means the world to hear that you enjoy your time at The Shed as much as we do!

A photographer from The Wirral Globe visited us today – I apologise in advance for the dreadful photos, I got the giggles at the silly things he was making me do with the award!