I orginally decided to write a weblog after hearing Heather of Eieflud botanical perfumes talking about her blog on Radio 4. Suddenly I could see how a weblog would allow me to show customers (and anyone else who stumbled on it) what the garden looks like, and also allow me to talk about issues like organics, cut flower production, citroen vans and so on, all the things that get missed in the 30 second purchase.
Now Heather has upped the game considerably by producing a podcast - an audio broadcast available by itunes. You can access it via http://www.eieflud.co.uk. The podcast is of Heather and the Saturday Boy discussing what she want to achieve in soapmaking, the origin of her business and how to tincture a pomegranate. The tone of the podcast is lovely and intimate. It has the feel of one of those Radio 4 programes where people cook crabs or describe their flower border and you feel "yes I'd like to be friends with them". It does not sound - as many podcasts sadly do - like a patronising "zany" programme for kids.
Now she has me thinking should I follow suit - actually Euan will probably leave if I add anything else into our schedule . . .but possibly after Christmas????