2017....Set to be a good one! Posted on 01 Jan 21:55

Happy New Year, one and all. So many people seem glad to be seeing the back of 2016 but for us it was a pivitol year. One which saw us overcome adversities and make some monumental life changes. So far, so good but this coming year will bring with it new hopes and new challenges and will surely provide the evidence that will proove we did the right thing. 

This coming year will see us expanding The Bird Box and greatly improving our online presence and shopping experience. This site will be the source of an interesting blog, access to new products, sale prices and from time to time we'll run a fun competition, or two.....with great prizes.

We have some great ideas that we've been developing over recent weeks and the first of these is to be announced very shortly, so look out for further blog entries. We want the year to get off to a flyer and Chris's presentation for The RSPB here in Guernsey should capture and harness our enthusiasm. His illustrated talk is called 'Clicks, Ticks and Empty Sticks' and is happening on The 18th January at La Villiette Hotel at 1930. All the proceeds go to the charity and admission is £5 for non-members and £4 for members. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be provided but getting there early and enjoying a meal in the restaurant is a pretty good option, too!

I hope that many of you will make it, Chris is a thouroughly entertaining and passionate speaker who often ditches his 'script' and goes off piste, readily answering any questions throughout his talk, should one or two arise. The talk will not be too nerdy or techy but speak more of the emotional experiences of, and responses to the daily successes and failures of a typical day in a bird photographers life. It will be funny, engaging and educational.....atleast, that's the plan.

In the meantime, the improvements to our online shop shall be made with a full listing and thumbnails showcasing the products and sizes that are available, as they would be, from our 'real' shop. This will make a seemless link to those who cannot visit us physically and should transition nicely with our ever growing facebook page which now has over 2000 followers!

I simply can't wait to introduce our first expansion to you all and it will be announced later this week. So watch this space, put a circle around the 18th January in your 'Iconic Birds of The Channel Islands' Calendar....and we'll catch up soon.

P.s If you don't have an 'Iconic Birds of the Channel Islands Calendar' it's not too late. Order one, here, online or come in to The Bird Box and see us.

Take care for now. Have a great year!

Chris and Marcia. x