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Confession time. We're envious. There we go, I said it. We are envious...

We love running an online gift shop and we are so very grateful to have so many folk visiting our site from all around the world. But there is one big sadness about the online-ness of our shop, which is that we will never get to meet the vast majority of our lovely customers face to face. Yep, we are just a little envious of our friends who have brick and mortar shops or who do the rounds of market stalls and fairs, who interact with all their customers in person on the daily. We have had the absolute joy of meeting a handful of you, and we just wish there was a way we could meet you all.

However, it is the online-ness of our shop that allows so many folk from all walks of life and all corners of the globe who come to visit us - and what lovely wonderful people you all are! We love the amazing emails and messages we receive. We love the stories and thoughts you share. We are so encouraged every time we hear of how you guys have used our cards and gifts to send messages that have had amazing impact in real people's lives, and we so often have our days made by your kind and encouraging words. We even have some wonderful friendships that have blossomed out of these connections.

So, whether you are just having a wee browse for the first time or you are a regular here, please know that you are very welcome and we massively appreciate you being here! If this were a bricks and mortar shop, we'd give you plenty of space to browse in peace (we are British after all!), but we would also greet you with warm smiles and be ready to help in whatever way we could. On that note, if you do need assistance with anything, or if you'd like to say hello, you can get in touch any time via our contact page or instagram!

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WHERE IT ALL STARTED... In the summer of 2011 Rob and Naomi were having the time of their lives exploring the West Coast of Scotland. One day their plan to go on a boat trip to see puffins fell through, so they found themselves sat quietly drinking coffee dreaming of the future… these little Scottish isles seemed the perfect place to raise children one day, but would it be possible to make life work in such a remote location? What would they do for work? Well, since they were dreaming, why not think out of the box - how about a café?! But not just any café, some kind of hybrid between a café, a gift shop and an art gallery. They would make create art inspired by the landscape. Rob could turn his photographs into prints and postcards. Naomi could concoct...

...the most mouth-watering menu. They could design hundreds of lovely and quirky greetings cards ready to pair with beautiful gifts sourced from other local artists and small businesses. It would be busy through the summer tourist season, and in the quiet winter months they could fulfil their shared dream of writing and illustrating children’s stories, which they could self-publish and also sell in the shop. It seemed like they had a perfect plan! The only problem they could see on that day amidst the giddiness of having had such a masterful idea, was ‘what on earth to call such a marvellous café-giftshop-gallery?’ They wanted a name that was fun and memorable, and also one that could work for publishing children’s books. In the end they thought it might be fun...

...to adopt the common practice in Britain of naming pubs as the ‘something’ and ‘so and so’ (e.g. Rob used to live above a pub called ‘The Lamb and Flag’, which was opposite another pub called ‘The Eagle and Child’). But the two things needed to be more fun and family friendly than the usual pairings used for pubs, and it needed to relate to them somehow… Naomi had been called ‘Gnomes’ by many of her friends for years, so they quickly thought of Gnome for one half of the name; but Rob wasn’t cool enough to have had a nickname. Later in the day they were talking about their grandparents and Naomi remembered her grandfather had been an avid collector of garden gnomes, which was funny because Rob’s grandfather was also a collector - not of gnomes, but of frogs...

...(not live ones - soft toys, ceramic, ornaments etc). Frogs. There it was - Frog and Gnome. They had a dream, and it had a name...

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Section 7 text - The idea of Frog and Gnome was dreamt up one rainy afternoon on the Isle of Skye in the summer of 2011.

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