53. How to Recycle Christmas Cards

Turn this year's old Christmas cards into tags for next year

This episode is subtitled: ‘Red, like Snow White’s apple…’

‘Morning Jenny!’

‘Morning Jaz. Oh, you’ve changed your hair!’ I said, looking up as she burst into the shop.

Things are still quiet here in Tulips. There is always a little flurry of wedding consultations following romantic New Year’s Eve proposals but generally it’s a chance to clean up, reorganise our supplies and plan our Valentine’s Day designs. That doesn’t require a full complement of staff so I’m pleased when some of them want to take their holidays after Christmas. Jaz and I make a good team when it comes to sorting things out behind the scenes.

Jaz’s hair was red. Not orange like people with red hair have, red like a pillar box; red like a strawberry. I can’t believe I’m saying this but she did actually suit it. That, and her clumpy Doc Martens gave her a kind of ‘don’t mess with me’ look and sometimes that’s exactly the message she wants to give.

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