How it all started
A love and a kiss was started in 2014 by myself, Nicola Craven as an online toy store.
We are based on a farm in rural East Yorkshire, where I live with my husband Simon, children Phoebe (at the time six) and Stanley (at the time four), Toffee and George (the dogs) as well as a few chickens and several hundred pigs!
Phoebe and Stanley both love being on the farm and there is lots around to feed their inquisitive nature. They love learning how things work, creating and making new things and, like any children living on a farm, tractors!
I started this company as I wanted a place to sell the kind of toys and games which we have enjoyed and will continue to enjoy playing with. To share the joy, the learning experiences and, of course, the moments of blissful peace that some toys can provide.
It is always my aim to keep prices fair and obtainable to everyone.
Everything we sell has experienced the most extreme of testing and faced a very strict panel of judges: Phoebe and Stanley!
It is my aim to provide these toys as ethically as possible. Most of my suppliers are UK, family owned and run businesses.
The stock I sell mainly comes from Europe, with a small amount from further afield. I reduce the carbon footprint by only placing one-two orders a year with each supplier.
I post out the orders in cardboard boxes- made to fit a small Royal Mail parcel, so if you wonder why the box is a little large for the product sometimes that is why!
I also re-use all packaging which I receive in my deliveries to post out your deliveries.
I really do love what I do, and I am continuously looking for new ways to provide the toys yourself and children require while protecting their precious future planet.
So, why “a love and a kiss”? Well in our home no one can go to sleep until they’ve had a love and a kiss.