I’m a Pisces and a Dreamer which results in me also being an Innovator. I have created many product ideas…however My Babylog is the biggest and most costly to date…there will be more to follow … trust me.
Have I made mistakes… oh boy! Tons of them – but this is what makes you stronger. I can dust myself off and start all over again – and that’s what it’s all about… staying power and believing in yourself and in your dreams.
People come into your life for a reason…some good reasons and sadly some bad. I believe that if you grow with the good and learn from the bad… so overall a good balance to move forward with. You see, even the bad was good in its own way because these lessons in life you cannot buy – this is all part of your journey.
My Babylog began as a dream when my own daughter was a baby – because like most mother’s we save all the precious memories from that time. I even have the dressing gown which I took into Boscombe Hospital to have my daughter. I also have her Hospital I.D. her last milk bottle – all her Birth Cards – the Babygrow which she wore on the day we left hospital ten days later. A picture of her in her first little dress, all her favourite toys…I really could go on for ever – come visit me sometime in my loft and you’ll get the picture.
So, this will give you some idea as to where MyBabylog arrived from. My first prototype was in the name of ‘Mother’s Precious Memories’ this was a plastic case and had potential – but the cost of tooling up in plastic was not viable – besides we did not have the money. Life got in the way… helping David run the family business and running a home with students etc… always moving home and doing up each property to gain a better footing on the property ladder.
I knew one day when our main priority which was our daughter Siobhan – had everything i.e the best education that time and money could buy – that I would return to my dreams – until then I tried to improve my own lack of education by doing many courses.
I took French for a short while – followed by Spanish for a year. Three years upholstery…I even paid to do a secretarial Course. Three years writing classes. Vegetarian Cookery Classes. Then one full year at Bournemouth University in Catering Management before buying a ten bed roomed hotel in Southbourne and hit the ground on the May Bank Holiday…running. running…running and did not stop for a five years – then sold at a very nice profit.
Earlier this year I managed to get from over 1000 candidates in London – down to the final four in the Baby and Toy category in Maidstone Kent. This was for the recently BBC 1 programme of the same name ‘High Street Dreams’
I have have found a wonderful Designer called Christine – fresh from |Bournemouth University…followed by my brilliant PR & Marketing friend Darren… We also have the best Graphic Designer in Bournemouth- in my eyes – and that is Tamsin- we have two Web Designers…Social Media Guru & lots of strong contacts to help drive this dream forward by creating a ‘Brand’
Since then – an Investor (Angel) has come forward and some amazing contacts who can help create the branding and drive my dream forward.
Little Miss Dynamite…
I have also set up my own group of very talented people… we meet once a month to help each other – one stands out from the rest including me… and she is Sheila… she reminds me of Brenda Lee… in that – what did they used to call her? Yes… ‘Little Miss Dynamite’ and this is what she is… Dynamite.
A sentence or question or problem has not even completed its time before Sheila has the answer … she thinks on her feet and is a problem solver – with her helping me on this journey oh boy…we will no longer be on foot… coach…or train… but we will be flying high through cloudless blue skies – and much more down to earth… but still flying… we will be on the first page of Google because she is a true professional in Social Media and… well just follow our journey and watch this space. I’m both proud and pleased to call Sheila a friend.
I have kissed the Blarney stone three times… so I will always have something to say. BFN.
Presently we are waiting for a Prototype to be make in the UK – this we will then send to China… by doing things this way we will avoid some of the problems which we had last time when we went into production in China i.e. wrong colour etc… this time if we have to go to China ourselves then so be it… just to make sure that we tick all of the boxes this timew round – we cannot afford any more expensive mistakes.
Earls Court BabyShow
We went up to the Baby Show last Friday the 22nd of October – mainly to do research and to make some strong contacts. The most important one which I made was with the Charity Bliss. My plan is to help them when the timing is right.