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1991 – 2021 – we can scarcely believe it, but Shields Buildings is 30 this year.
Somewhere, deep in the depths of time, we used to do something.
It was a stressful week last week, thanks to the Okehampton Show AND A-Level results. But I’m pleased to say that both went swimmingly – Ellie got what she needed and she’s off to Oxford Brookes, and the show went incredibly well too.
It’s a big week in the Shields household this week.
I was on the phone the other day, talking to someone who helps us with our marketing, when he said something that totally shocked me.
I don’t want to state the obvious, but it really is rather hot. The temperature’s topped 29° in North Tawton the last two days, and it’s showing no signs of cooling down – it looks like it will be the weekend before there’s any respite from the hot sun.
As the saying goes, ‘where there’s a will, there’s a way’, and it’s a maxim we’ve definitely tested over the years. You see, while most people see significant value in a timber garden building, plenty of customers come to us unsure whether their dreams can be turned into reality.
So now we know, life will return to something closer to normality in just two weeks’ time. There are plenty of arguments for and against the Government’s approach, so I won’t add another voice to those.
If you’ve consumed any news over the last few weeks, chances are you’ll have seen that inflation has now risen to 2.1% – the highest rate for two years.
I’ve been looking for a new car for a little while now, and while browsing around, one thing has become abundantly clear: The electric revolution is here.