Anyone who reads my blog regularly will know that I’m a big supporter of small independent businesses – in Bath we’re lucky to have some amazing local businesses doing all sorts of clever things. I think they’re a hugely important part of what makes Bath so special, and they all deserve as much support as we can possibly give them – but life is busy and complicated and stressful, right? So sometimes it’s just easier to order stuff online, which usually means ordering from a big company. That’s where brilliant businesses like Good Sixty come in.
Good Sixty operate in Bath and Bristol at the moment, and will deliver all sorts of incredible independent goodies to your doorstep, from fresh bread to fresh flowers. If you live in Bath, for example, you could upgrade your grocery shopping with deliveries from Larkhall Butchers, The Fish Shop, or Chelsea Rd Greengrocers, or pick up gorgeous deli ingredients for an indulgent feast from The Italian Food Hall and Pasta Station – or you can cut out all the hard work and order one of Ma Cuisine’s sensational ready meals. Each retailer sets their own minimum spend for delivery, and you can easily bundle deliveries together just by filtering your shopping by the delivery times available – treat yourself to some goodies for delivery tomorrow or book for up to a month in advance for parties and special occasions.
To celebrate the lovely local businesses in the Good Sixty Bath family, they were kind enough to send me a little delivery recently, featuring The Bertinet Bakery’s gorgeous hot cross buns and a bouquet of deep purple tulips from the fabulous Flowers of Bath. I’d been holding off on buying hot cross buns (well, you have to pace yourself before Easter, don’t you) so these were my first of the year, and they’ve definitely spoilt me for any supermarket alternatives. Bertinet’s buns (steady) were absolutely delicious, light and fresh with a hint of orange, and toasted with plenty of melted butter, and a proper coffee on the side, they made the perfect Sunday brunch. Nothing finishes off an indulgent brunch at home quite like a beautiful bunch of flowers for the coffee table, especially when they go so perfectly with my new book, so I had all the ingredients needed to put my feet up and enjoy a lovely lazy morning.
Frankly, anything that makes it easier to support Bath’s brilliant independent businesses gets my vote – and while I do love a morning pottering round the city and picking things up in person, it’s not always possible, so having your goodies delivered direct to your doorstep is a bit of a gamechanger. Fancy giving Good Sixty a try? Pop over to their website for a browse and use the code BATHLOCAL to get £5 off your first order of £20 or more.
Good Sixty kindly provided me with hot cross buns and fresh flowers in exchange for this post, but as always, I’ll only ever recommend products and services that I genuinely like anyway.