Mr Pink Petticoat
I thought it was about time I introduced you. Please meet Des : )
Des does quite a lot around here. He is the one responsible for all the gorgeous photographs of my cards on the web site and the blog. He does all the difficult techie stuff for the boutique when I can't. And he'll pick up the phone to speak to you when he's at home and I'm not around. And he keeps the coffee coming.
In fact, if you've ever telephoned and Des has answered the phone and you've had a techie issue, then you've definitely got the right man. He used to be a computer teacher and is fantastic at making complicated computer issues seem simple. And extraordinarily patient whilst he takes you step-by-step through the process of doing them.
He's also great with tissue paper. If you've bought CDs from Pink Petticoat and they've arrived wrapped in pretty pink and green tissue, then there's a good chance Des has wrapped them for you.
Of course, he does all the usual things too - like putting up with piles of Primas in the kitchen and glitter covered socks. And he always thinks I'm crackers when I go in yet another ribbon shop.
So ... what else can I tell you about him?
He loves Rugby but doesn't play any more.
He loves his car. But loves long walks too.
He's fanatical about shiny shoes (ex-Services).
He's got a very broad Yorkshire accent.
And he's a GREAT cook.
And he thinks the rear view mirror is there so he can check his appearance : )
Des is quite simply, an all-round great guy - charming, easy-going, loves to laugh and prefers to see the good in people and in life. If he sees that you're a little bit down, he'll cup your cheeks in his big, big hands, tell you everything will be alright. And then do everything he can to make it that way.
It was actually a customer who first called him Mr Pink Petticoat. Quite a long time ago. And she was so right. Pink Petticoat may well be my little business. But I couldn't possibly do it without Des : )