Tuesday 31st March

UPDATE: I cannot believe that it is only one week since I posted out any bugs, it seems like several weeks ago! Everything is changing daily and none of us really know what's coming next. I am hoping that I will be able to resume sending out orders after the Easter break. I will of course update you further with any news. Stay safe everyone x


Tuesday 24th March: I would just like to say a big thank you to my lovely and loyal customers. I really appreciate you all, now more than ever! I have decided that I cannot carry on posting orders for the time being, quite frankly I can’t take the stress. Royal Mail cannot guarantee to deliver by 1pm the following day and I really don’t want my creatures held up in the mail and the added worry that it would cause my customers and myself. I will of course still be looking after all the animals but I also have people who rely on me for their care and I need to prioritise at this scary time. I am happy for people to collect from me (I will pack the animals and have them ready for contactless collection / no minimum spend). You can ring through your order and pay cash.

 

I will review the situation every few days but I cannot see anything improving anytime soon. You are welcome to phone me for a chat, I will be updating my Facebook page and writing a new blog entry shortly but for now please take care of yourselves, stay safe and sane. Thankfully my husband has a secure job but I know only too well that those who are self-employed or have been laid off due to the virus will be suffering, along with those people who are elderly and isolated. Perhaps I can do some videoing in the bug room and set up my mini scenes with the bugs to cheer things up just a little.


I have written and uploaded a new blog entry for my website today (for those who are interested :)

Links

This is a page of links to organisations that I have an interest in. I have been meaning to set this page up for ages and finally have got around it. The companies are likely to be pretty diverse as I have lots of interests. Sorry but I won't be linking to anyone selling bugs, just organisations, companies, people that I support and admire. One day I may get around to selling advertising on my website but for now these links are 'just for fun', after all this is my website!

http://www.uksitebuilder.net  (My very excellent web guy as regularly mentioned in my weekly blog. If you need a website, this is your man)

www.bugzarre.co.uk This company has a very extensive range of equipment for keeping bugs. Lots of really interesting cages, plus tools for making your own housing.

www.edibleunique.com   (The owners of Edible Unique once ran an online bug company and to this day still put people in touch with me who enquire about buying live bugs)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vivienne-Rhys-Designs/126883904125347?ref=hl  (One of my regular customers who makes his own very beautiful jewellery range)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Exotic-Pet-Sitters/374852762615807 (A long time customer of mine, I'm sure he would do a great job looking after your exotic pets while you are away. He is based in Woking, Surrey)

www.specialistwildlifeservices.org  (A good friend of mine who carries out many amazing animal rescues throughout the world)

www.monkeyworld.org (I love Monkey World! My family and I have sponsored many monkeys and Apes over the years. I attended the 25th Anniversary party of Monkey World in 2012)

www.bbowt.org.uk  (My local wildlife trust, we enjoy many wildlife walks with this friendly group)

www.sttiggywinkles.org.uk  (Another great cause that my family and I support. St Tiggywinkles rescue local wildlife and give them medical treatment and care until they can be safely released back into the wild)

www.orangutan.org.uk  (I love Orangutans, they are so human, this charity do amazing work and if I ever win the lottery I will be off to help them in Indonesia)

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www.thebugman.co.uk

www.jonathansjungleroadshow.co.uk

[email protected]

www.thebugbox.co.uk

http://www.andrewsmithbugs.co.uk

www.creepycrawlyclassroom.co.uk


(List taken from my FAQ page: these people all visit schools, parties and events with their creepy crawly roadshows - not just random people they are all known to me!)

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