I don't operate my business strictly business hours, I am a mum and get between sun up and sun down there aren't enough hours in the day. And it is because I am a mum sometimes the first time I sit down is the evening too. There are many situations that arise in the course of my day and due to personal circumstances, I may not always be able to talk to you if you call me during the day. Please leave a message if you go through to voice mail and I will call you back as soon as I am able to.
If you would like to contact me outside traditional business hours the best way is email as I am usually always on the computer till late. If you'd like to talk to me include a phone number, let me know and I will factor it into my evening/morning. I know that an interruption to your evening can come at an inconvenient time so perhaps include the 'best time to call' and I will do my best. Please check your junk mail folder for email replies as some spam filters treat my URL as junk mail.
About Belles Familles
The Belles Familles original concept was developed between a friend, Lisa and I. We launched the website mid 2006. Due to Lisa’s other commitments Lisa stepped away from the business and I became the sole trader of Belles Familles in September 2006.
Suffering from PND we found the business was the one place my mind kept away from the demons that were trying to creep in and take over. The ultimate retail therapy if you like! Whilst I can't credit the business for 'curing' me (is there a cure as such???), the combination of an amazing and supportive husband and many friends, a fantastic counsellor and the business we are well on the road to recovery. There have been many hurdles along the way but on the whole life is pretty much back to normal.
Belles Familles is French and loosely translates to “Beautiful Families”, and from my little family to yours, I hope you enjoy your time looking through my store.
Sarah (and my beautiful family, husband Stefan and daughter Amelia)
What makes my ‘store’ different?
Let's start by saying there is nothing I sell that I haven't used or wouldn't use in my own family. You can't get a better recommendation than that!
When a baby is born, there are so many things that are needed, and it’s hard for well intentioned friends and family to know where to start, what you need or what to buy. No matter how prepared you are a lot of “good-ideas-at-the-time” end up just collecting dust. I only stock products that I use, have used and love or have had highly recommended by other mum’s.
The other difference I am proud to offer is my ‘meet @the mall’ option for receiving your orders. I am not a faceless kids website and I love meeting my customers. As you will experience, when your baby is little you get out of the house a lot and do lots of activities and visit play grounds and other places, I know we did. Then the routine of starting pre-school or returning to work creeps in and your availability is less. Next step is 'Big School' and all of a sudden you have a lot more day to do a lot more in! This is where we are at at the moment, Big School... At last I have some clear hours to catch up on all those unfinished projects and things that have been neglected over the past 5 years! Including updating the website...
To this end Meet @ the Mall changed in March 2011 and is available (by prior arrangement)
at Forest Way Shops at around 3.30pm Tuesday and Thursday & varying times on a Friday
Wyatt Oval Belrose most mornings at 8am
Forestville Library between 4.30 and 5pm Thursdays
Killarney Heights Carlile swimming pool Trallee Ave just before 5.30 or just after 6pm on Thursdays
Saturday and Sunday by arrangement...
ABN: 98 968 194 902
PO Box 121, Frenchs Forest, NSW 1640