Woman Who continues featuring Woman Who Achieves Academy Members in the 12 Days of Christmas.
Each feature will include a little about the featured member and what they are promoting right now. You may even pick up a Christmas gift or two. It’s also a great opportunity to find out more about these amazing women in business.
Carol was a Finalist in the Woman Who Achieves & Solopreneur Awards 2021.
Tell me a little about you and what you do?
I retired from the NHS at 55 following a nursing career. It was never my intention to set up a business after retiring, but that’s exactly what I did!
I’m someone who has always suffered from thigh chafe if having bare legs under dresses. I found that every anti-chafe garment I could buy didn’t look pretty and allow me to feel sexy and glamorous. So I started Bloomin’ Sexy, designing and selling shorts with a touch of class! I live with my husband and adult (youngest) son. My oldest son and daughter-in-law have just made a Grandmother!
What has been your stand-out moment of 2021?
I have two!
One has been becoming a Grandmother to a beautiful little girl. My son and daughter in law live around a three-hour drive away, so I don’t get to see them as much as I would like.
The second has to be that of being a finalist in the Woman Who Achieves Awards 2021. It was a true honour to have had my work acknowledged. In my nursing career, I was nominated for an award and never expected it to happen again!
What or who would you like to see under your Christmas Tree this year?
Oh my goodness! The keys to an electric car please!!
What are you promoting right now?
I am selling four designs of luxury shorts, made from Italian satin, stretch tulle and lace, and embellished with different French and German lace and ribbon. Sheer luxury for your thighs! We sell sizes 12-30, in black or white. As a Christmas treat for Woman Who ladies, I will give a 30% discount at the checkout (usually available only to trade buyers) using code TRADE30.
What are you looking forward to most in 2022?
I’m looking forward to being able to spend some time with my family and get to know my new granddaughter. I’m lucky to have a loving family and hope that Covid doesn’t prevent me seeing them more often!
What’s your favourite Christmas song?
This will be so obscure that I will be surprised if anyone is familiar with it.. It’s called “A Calendar of Kings” and is written by Sir Peter Maxwell Davis. The words are by George Mackay Brown. It’s fiendishly difficult to sing and performing it is on my bucket list! It’s an unaccompanied four-part women’s harmony.
My short answer would be Slade’s “Merry Christmas”!