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    Playful Otters Sculpture June 20191

    First of all, I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part in the otter charity raffle at the end of June - in total, you raised the sum of £1,026, which is absolutely fantastic! And congratulations to the winners, Nichola Ingram and Jenny Malcolm :) 

    This money was donated to my husband's charity appeal to raise money for COBI, a charity dedicated to saving our oceans, by swimming around the isle of Jersey in a 3 man relay team. They did this on 5 July, swimming a total distance of 41 miles in 9 hours 42 minutes! The total amount raised so far has reached £3,000, and there's still time to contribute on his JustGiving page :)

    11 July at 8pm BST - Mini Shop Event: Little Blossom Mice

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    I'm holding a Mini Shop Event tomorrow (Thursday 11 July at 8pm BST) in my online shop for Little Blossom Mice - whilst Enrique was swimming around Jersey, I was hard at work creating dozens of tiny bouquets for the mice in a range of different colours! Here are some of the white mice I've made - there will also be grey, tan and brown mice to choose from :) They are £35 each plus P&P.

    18 July at 8pm BST - Mini Shop Event: Little Ice Cream Otters

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    And  the following week, on Thursday 18 July at 8pm, there will be a Mini Shop Event for Little Ice Cream Otters! I've managed to order some more of these gorgeous miniature ice creams all the way from New Zealand - I first discovered them in Wellington when we were there last December on our honeymoon. The little otters will be licking a variety of flavours - chocolate, vanilla with flake, chocolate sprinkles and rainbow sprinkles - and they are £46 each plus P&P.

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    And last but not least, Quernus Lottery #15 will start at 9am BST on Saturday 27 July and will end at 6pm on Sunday 28 July, with a small second-chance shop event taking place at 8pm that same evening. Keep checking my Lottery page to see which wee creatures will be taking part, but among others, you can expect some Blossom Skunks and Otters, Wee Kiwis (possibly of the rare pastel variety) and a few Little Harvest Mice!

    Busy days ahead - and that's just the way I like it!

  2. Otters Sculpture June 20191

    There are some exciting things happening in Quernus for the rest of the month - first up, I'm running a charity raffle for this special sculpture to raise money for my husband, Enrique Flores, who is part of a three man relay doing a 41 mile swim around the isle of Jersey in the English Channel in early July. He is raising money for COBI, a charity dedicated to keeping our oceans clean (here's the link to his JustGiving page).

    The raffle ends at 6pm BST on Thursday 27 June - to take part and have a chance of winning this unique sculpture, here's what to do: 

    • Entries are £2 each and you can buy as many entries as you want - the more you buy, the more chances you'll have of winning!

    • To enter, send your entry money as a PayPal gift to [email protected] adding "Otters" in the notes. (Sending it as a PayPal gift means no fees will be charged). If you want to pay by other means, give me a shout :) 

    • Once the raffle closes, a name will be drawn from all entries and I'll post the otters off to the winner on Friday morning, just before we head off to Jersey for Enrique's swim!

    You can find out more information here - good luck!

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    The third Mini Shop Event is taking place at 8pm BST on Thursday 20 Junein my online shop. This event is for Tiny Reindeer Mice, and there will be a range of brown and white mice, both shelf ornaments and tree decorations. They are £28 each plus P&P, and I'm aiming to have at least 30 available, so there's a very good chance of being able to adopt one :)

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    And if that weren't excitement enough, the Quernus Lottery #14 and second-chance Shop Event are taking place this weekend (22-23 June), with the introduction of these rather scrumptious Little Blossom Mice (and a few guinea pigs to boot!) For more information, visit the Lottery page

    I'll be in touch early next month to let you know how Enrique's swim goes, with the final total raised for this brilliant cause. I'll also have some dates for you for the next Mini Shop Events (which will include the Blossom Mice), as well as the Lottery at the end of the month. 

    Until then, keep smiling!