There are two businesses that have done particularly well during lockdown: Lindsey Winter’s florist, Moonraker and Rose, and Sue Austin’s mobile bar, DrinkSup.
Lindsey sells flowers from her Little Flower Truck, a converted Italian Piaggio Ape. “When I initially set up my little business I wanted to be a mobile florist that provided a slightly different service,” Lindsey told New Valley News.
“I wanted people to have a choice, be able to pick out individual stems, creating personalised bunches of flowers. Children with small amounts of pocket money may want to treat their mums. They can pick out any flowers and there is no minimum spend. With the environment in mind, our flowers are wrapped up in the recycled local paper and tied up with string. During lockdown my space in Warminster was unavailable so I decided to do home delivery. Giving flowers is a wonderful way of saying hello to each other when you can’t physically see each other. I delivered to Warminster and all the surrounding villages.”
At DrinkSup Sue brings “a piece of cheer to everyone. During lockdown due to the cancellation of many events, I started delivering cocktails to homes on Fridays and Saturdays. Having cocktails was and can be a wonderful way to have a small party at home. I continue to deliver cocktails to small groups having picnics in parks or entertaining in their gardens.
“There is a choice of 12 cocktails on the menu and then often a special cocktail. For the celebrations at Stonehenge, there was Solstice Sunrise. The cocktails arrive in a tamper proof container with two plastic glasses and straws. The most ordered cocktail is presently Lockdown Release which is gin, elderflower liqueur, garnished with a raspberry and strawberry with a mini bottle of prosecco.
Both Lindsey and Sue’s business continue to flourish. The Little Flower truck, Moonraker and Rose, is now back at Chinns Court, Warminster and will continue to deliver flowers on request. Sue will continue to help you party over the Summer with deliveries of cocktails.