Hello and welcome to Little Green Frog!
My name is Vanessa and I am the owner of Little Green Frog.
I have been on quite a journey with my business over the years and, like all small businesses, I’ve evolved somewhat in order to keep going, so thank you for coming along for the ride!
Here’s a little bit about me …
I live with my husband Alistair in Stapleford, Notts, with our cat Waffles. My long (and somewhat varied) career has always had one thing in common – customers! I have worked in customer service for over 30 years & I strive to always offer a pleasant and enjoyable experience when shopping with us.
I love animals – frogs, sloths, newts, hedgehogs, guinea pigs, dogs, you name it – but especially cats. We actually manage a feral cat colony of 13 cats from our back garden. They have their own Facebook page where you can follow their antics – Sherwood & Fluff. With this love of animals in mind, I will also be offering some products for sale where proceeds will go to two of our local hedgehog rescue centres.
This last year has been a personal roller coaster, so I have decided to return to doing more crafting and making things – a lifelong love of mine – rather than mainly stocking other suppliers. As I had to take a step back in my life, and sell my much-loved tea room, due to ill health, this is something that is really going to help me move forward, and definitely help with overall wellbeing and mental health.
As a lot of our visitors to the site know, I had a jam-making business before I owned my tea room, so later this year I hope to get back into making preserves, as well as jewellery, greeting cards, fabric goods and candles!
So that’s a bit about me. We hope you love our new website; any questions please ask, and we hope you find a few nice bits to treat yourself and/or your friends with.
P.S. I also have a passion for tea, especially properly brewed loose leaf, and have an online shop dedicated to it. Click below to visit Rutland Tea Co. and find out more!