At the end of January, I left my job in the food industry to set up Grazed. It was a big leap of faith, and I knew there’d be many challenges along the way. However, nothing could have quite prepared me for the situation we all now find ourselves in.

This is definitely not how I anticipated my first few weeks in business to be, and being honest I still can’t quite believe what is happening. It breaks my heart but I am left with no other choice than to press the pause button on Grazed at this moment.

With sparse supermarket shelves and plenty of time on my hands I’m going to do everything I can to make the most of the situation by gearing up for an amazing summer filled with reunions and celebrations.

For the next few days, I will be working away in the garage transforming my beautiful grazing cart I bought just before the world went a little crazy. This will be available to display sweet or savoury food, and can even to be hired as a prosecco bar (not just your ordinary candy cart!). I’m really hoping that this will make a lovely addition to all your events. I’ll have to hold off on buying all the fairy lights, garlands and flowers for now, but I suppose this is a good time to get the fiddly parts done, no excuses!

I’m also awaiting a delivery of new flyers and business cards, so I’m very much looking forward to seeing how these have printed, and when the time finally comes, to be able to post them all over Lincoln.

Back in February I was kindly asked to meet with the lovely Jo, editor of The Journal Lincoln magazine. We had a wonderful chat through all things Grazed, and I’m very excited to say that Grazed will be featuring in the April edition, so keep your eyes peeled!

I cannot thank you all enough for your kind words and support. I know this is a tough time for everybody, but there are brighter, BRIE filled days coming!

Stay safe, be kind, and let’s get through this together.

Emma x

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