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At Home with Our Team

If you have ever been in touch with our team you may well have spoken to one of our lovely customer service girls, but we would not be who we are without our talented team working in the background, busy making things happen and ensuring the whole process runs to plan. We thought it was the perfect time to introduce the whole team to find out who does what and how they are getting by during lockdown.

Kate - Customer Care

One good thing to come out of lockdown for you?  Time to reflect and not take anything for granted
What is your working from home uniform?   Denim cut-offs and t-shirt
A helpful tip for thriving during lockdown? Exercise, good food, zoom, Aperol Spritz!
What are you listening to? Everything! The Stones (Rolling and Roses), The Doors, Erykah Badu, dirty house, Snoop, All Saints, Blondie
Your go-to meal? Chicken Souvlaki - not bored of it yet!
The perfect scent? Neom - Happy and Neom Lavender Cleansing sleep balm
What are you reading?  Untamed by Glennon Doyle
The Series that has kept you enthralled? The bonkers Tiger King!
The FBC products you love… Wonder Palm Bed Linen set, California Bed Linen Set and the Wooden Beads Waterfall Pendant Light 

Elina - Marketing Whiz

One good thing to come out of lockdown for you? Fresh meals for lunch rather than microwave meals, I’ve definitely have been eating more salad and veggies.
What is your working from home uniform? My lounge pants and a comfy t-shirt
Helpful tip for thriving during lockdown?  Adult colouring books are a really great way to de-stress. 
What are you listening to? I have recently discovered the Irish singer Dermot Kennedy, his voice is colossal and his songs are unbelievably heartfelt, his lyrics are pure poetry. 
Your go-to meal? Beef Hash ready meal  
The perfect scent? Bergamot  
What are you reading?  The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F**K by Sarah Knight.
The Series that has kept you enthralled? Jane The Virgin (Netflix) is an amazing and funny feel-good show.  
FBC product you love… I have been eyeing the Hubert Hippo Little Table Lamp

Nikki - Customer Care

One good thing to come out of lockdown for you? Learning to slow down, ‘self-care’ more often and a new appreciation for the simple things in life, like watching my garden grow and taking a walk in the countryside.
What is your working from home uniform? It started out with “Business on top, PJ’s on the bottom” but as the weather has improved, the summer dresses are out!
Helpful tip for thriving during lockdown? Put your phone away! It’s so easy to waste hours on social media so we have two ‘no phone’ days every week. With no kiddies to entertain, this isn’t as hard as it sounds! I choose a country every day, and enter “Traditional (enter chosen country) music and travel through music. Colombia is my current favourite destination on Spotify!
Your go-to meal? Greek Salad. I have eaten feta and olives most days… much to my waistline's distress!
The perfect scent? I found Nag Champa wax melts and they are incredible! And the numerous Lavender plants in my garden.
What are you reading?  “Queenie” – by Candice Carty-Williams and a daily dose of ‘The Happy Newspaper’ account on IG.
The Series that has kept you enthralled? I am ashamed to admit how much TV I have watched… (and how much I enjoyed ‘Tiger King’) but the current favourite in our house, is ‘Modern Family’! It’s an older show (recently ended) but it’s light-hearted, funny and heart-warming all at the same time.
FBC product you love…  I love my (cheeky) ‘Absolutely Wall Art Print” and ‘Stag Lamp’ that both have pride of place in our living room!

Emma - Logistics Queen

One good thing to come out of lockdown for you? Saving money by not going out to eat in restaurants! 
What is your working from home uniform? Comfy trousers and a nice top.
Helpful tip for thriving during lockdown? Shopping online!
What are you listening to? Loving listening to Billie Eilish 
Your go-to meal? BBQ, the weather has been amazing for it.
The perfect scent? Freshly cut grass.
What are you reading?  Cows, by Dawn O Porter.
The Series that has kept you enthralled? It has to be Tiger King.
FBC product you love…  The Ligne 800 Embroidered White Bed Linen Set

Filip - Our Data Guru

One good thing to come out of lockdown for you? A chance to slow down over-saturated senses and see more clearly what matters.
What is your working from home uniform? It varies from pyjamas through sport style to the smart office clothes - anything I feel like that day!
Helpful tip for thriving during lockdown? Do exercise outside and avoid all-negative news.
What are you listening to? The last audiobook was The Clash of Civilization  by S. P. Huntington, music mood changes every day but this week seems to be dedicated mainly to MEUTE and Dennis Lloyd.
Your go-to meal? I discovered Vivera Plant Burger that I use for different dishes now - it's tastier than expected!
The perfect scent? Definitely a smell of nature when hiking around South Downs way!
What are you reading?  Sapiens by Y. N. Harari.
The Series that has kept you enthralled? The last series that truly caught me was Caliphate.
FBC product you love…  More than ever it is clear a really good night sleep is vital to start a day with fresh energy and positivity - so it would have to be one of our luxury mattresses.

 

Georgia - FBC Founder

One good thing to come out of lockdown for you? Having the children with me all day (sometimes a mixed blessing).  It’s been wonderful to be a family 24/7 and play a part in the children’s learning.
What is your working from home uniform? Bare feet
Helpful tip for thriving during lockdown? Letting the kids spray-paint their bikes (more Jackson Pollock than Banksy).
What are you listening to?Pretty Brown Eyes’, Cody Simpson
Your go-to meal? Kalesadillas (Quesadillas but made with kale, really simple, and the children don’t know they’re eating kale!)
The perfect scent? Peonies and wet paint.
What are you reading?  ‘The Power of Now’, by Eckhart Tolle.
The Series that has kept you enthralled? ‘Dave’, so bad but so funny, and ‘The Kindness Diaries’ for feelgood factor.
FBC product you love…  Olivia Pink Ruffled Linen Cushion, soft on the eyes and against the skin.  Great in the garden too.

Co-Founder Ben

One good thing to come out of lockdown for you? Family time has been a real highlight.  Home schooling may have had its challenges, but we are lucky to have stayed healthy, and built real strength in our relationships.
What is your working from home uniform? T shirts, shorts and trainers.  Thank goodness for the weather – no more long sleeved shirts every day (for now at least)!
Helpful tip for thriving during lockdown? With a new routine, we decided to put regular exercise into our mornings with YouTube fitness videos (Joe Wicks deserves an OBE surely!).  We’ve done our best to offset the extra wine consumption with something positive.
What are you listening to? Spotify public playlists and daily mixes have kept our ears filled with fresh tunes every day.
Your go-to meal? For my birthday Georgia bought me a gas barbecue, and I recently discovered the Dorset Meat Company who do incredible steaks - meals in the garden have had a whopping upgrade.
The perfect scent? We’ve had plenty of time for home projects, so the smell of fresh paint is a constant!
What are you reading?  With two young kids and a lot of change to handle, I’ve sadly not had enough time for books.  That time will come again.
The Series that has kept you enthralled? Killing Eve because they featured our Sassy Boo Four Poster Bed in the recent series.
FBC product you love…  I would really like an Emperor bed.  As our children get bigger and older they are increasingly cunning at sneaking into our bed at night - and the little one isn’t rolling over!

Sophie - Social Media

One good thing to come out of lockdown for you? I have loved the feeling of ‘we are in this together'.  Whether it be from our lovely friends on social media or the feedback from our customers.  It has been a challenging time but having this understanding and support has made it so much easier. What is your working from home uniform? Mostly a sundress of some description - comfy and I can just throw it on without having to match anything. The biggest difference is how rarely I wear shoes these days!
Helpful tip for thriving during lockdown? With all the uncertainty I like little routines like making my bed every morning.  In the evening when everything is done, I go up to bed and my bedroom is tidy and welcoming, it helps me feel a bit more in control.
What are you listening to? A lot of Elle King!
Your go-to meal? I am a bit useless at remembering to eat breakfast so I am a bruncher - my favourite is potato rosti with poached eggs and asparagus.
The perfect scent? Neroli (orange blossom) is my all time favourite happy scent.
What are you reading?  Gabriel Bernstein, The Universe Has Your Back.
The Series that has kept you enthralled? Since our bed was featured in Killing Eve I had to go back and watch it from the beginning and was not disappointed, maybe that I got through it way too quickly! My guilty pleasure is Brooklyn 99 on Netflix.
FBC product you love…  So many things!  Everytime I put a list together new things arrive and I am back to the beginning.  I am so in love with the new California Springs bedding - it is amazing and would look so good on my bed (hint hint - it’s my birthday soon!) The Wooden Beads Waterfall Pendant Light is off the charts. It would be the centre piece to my dream house.  The No Hassle Tassel Cushion is pretty perfect too - I'll stop there though!

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