big, BIG big day yesterday

Short post today (I’m afraid, although some of you may be grateful)

You may remember we had an opportunity to be involved with an E Mail to all prospective UK students due to start their studies next month.

We grabbed this but boy was yesterday a roller coaster!

Our graphic design & web people were just back from holiday.

We bullied them into doing all the artwork & app & back office stuff against a deadline which seemed to constantly move forward. We finally sent everything off at midday on thursday to be told we had missed the boat. After coolly pointing out a few facts to the company concerned they managed to upload us onto their platform a little late but we got there!

Not sure how many we students missed but it was great watching web traffic from all over the world flood in.

Its still going but at a slower pace.

The aim was to buld engagement & get likes on FB. So far we’re up to 900 so we’re fairly pleased.

Fingers crossed the graph keeps going up. Oh, & that they eventually buy something!

If you fancy popping across to see our advert then feel free.

Feel free to enter if UK based. Unfortunately we don’t post overseas yet!


Need some feedback

That’s the the thing with new businesses; you think you’ve got the great idea, it all seems feasible and then you get an attack of the collywobbles (a good old English term, I can’t remember the time I last typed that word!)

So, friends- or enemies- please provide any feedback you may have on the idea. In a nut shell we are about providing ‘stuff’ to students. This varies from themed treats to essentials. With a great range to choose from, the ability to add special things to your parcel, a personalised message & free postage we like to think it is a good offering.

So, let me have it with both barrels. Honestly! I’d rather pick up some faults now than later on.

For a more detailed view you could always pop across to Facebook

or our website.

Like us on Facebook & you’ll get special offers in the future.

I’m aware now this is turning into a bit of a sell for which I apologise as that is not the aim of this blog.

Onto a picture for today then:


Looks good enough to drink, might try one when today ends!


Freshers packs

One of the lovely challenges facing a new business is that you are (mainly!) in control of your own destiny! Choosing new products to include in your range is always a joy. As an on line business we obviously don’t have a real shop front to display our ‘stuff’ in so getting the right products & showing them as effectively as possible is key.

So, today’s new pack to go on the website is our freshers pack.

How do we decide what to put in it?

Simple, we ask students what they’d like & we ask parents what they’d like to give. there’s usually a little common ground in the two lists.

so here’s a picture of our new pack

ImageFor those of you who are not too sure why plastic cups & ping pong balls should be included then all I can say is beer pong.

If you have any ideas of other things to add then please let us know as we’d love to here from you.

All our ‘stuff’ is available on line at

why not have a look?