Thursday, 24 March 2011

Petite Properties’ Newsletter - Out Now...!

Now that the dust from Miniatura has finally settled, I am delighted to announce that this morning the March edition of Petite Properties’ free monthly NEWSLETTER is being emailed to all of our current  ‘subscribers’…

If you would like to receive your FREE copy of the Petite Properties’ Newsletter; simply email us at, including the word ‘SUBSCRIBE’ in the subject heading of the email.

Many thanks & Enjoy!!
Bea (Fiona) Broadwood

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

And the winner is...!!!!!

I am delighted to be able to announce that our 48th scale Yule Tide Christmas Shop Kit is the winner of the :
2011 Reader's Choice Awards -
Best Miniature Dollhouse Kit…

To say that Mr Bea and I are over the moon is an understatement and we are chuffed to bits to have won!!!! 

Of course we couldn't have achieved any success without the support of so many AIM members, Beehive members, customers, miniaturists, colleagues and friends and we would both like to thank everyone who took the time to vote for our nominated kit.

During the last few weeks Mr Bea and I have also been left wondering who actually nominated our kit for the award in the first place...whoever it was and if you are reading this - thank you x

Well it is a tad early to be breaking out the bubbly (rest assured there is a bottle nestling in our fridge awaiting the breach of the yard arm) so I am instead raising a lovely cup of tea to toast your support and encouragement and to celebrate Yule Tide's new success - Cheers and thank you xxx

Bea & Mr Bea

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Happy Birthday to our daughter Mo!

I really can’t believe that our little baby girl is 20 today!  *sigh*
Where do all the years go?  It seems like only yesterday that I held you for the first time and the years between that first cuddle and today have been filled with so many wonderful memories of you growing up into the young lady you have become...
Mo, we hope you have a wonderful birthday today.  We love you loads xx
Mummy & Daddy Bea

2011 Readers' Choice Best Miniature Dolls House or Building Kit awards!

Good morning everyone...
Last month Mr Bea and I were delighted to find out that our Yule Tide Christmas Shop Kit had been nominated  and named as one of the 5 finalists in the 2011 Readers' Choice Best Miniature Dolls House or Building Kit awards!
Subsequently we have both been completely taken a back and humbled by the amount of support that our customers and colleagues have shown our nominated quarter scale kit. 
Mr Bea and I would  like to thank EVERY one who took the time to vote for us and each vote was very much appreciated!
Voting has now closed for the 2011 Readers Choice Awards and  the winners of the three ‘dolls house miniatures’ categories will be announced by on the 15th of this month!
Bea & Mr Bea

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

AIM imag - March Issue - OUT NOW!!!

As is customary, it is once again my pleasure to welcome you all to the March edition of the ground breaking AIM imag!

For many of you March might conjure up images of new spring bulbs or bouncing fluffy lambs… however for around 30+ members of AIM, this month has an altogether more frantic significance; as the onset of March brings with it the inevitable (and often fraught) final build up to the world famous Miniatura Show.

For all the AIM members who will be exhibiting at the NEC this month, the first three weeks of March inevitably mean, long  days, much midnight oil consumption and an all round dose of raised blood pressure, combined with a (not so) healthy dose of nervous anxiety.  I too have not been immune to the ‘pre Miniatura effect’ as along with Mr Bea, I will also be exhibiting at the show.

Therefore with my increased workload in mind Vicky Guile (Assistant Editor) has once again stepped forward and helped rescue my sanity by very kindly leading this publication into fruition, allowing me some much needed time to concentrate on my own show preparations.  However,  I am sure you will all agree that Vicky, supported by the fabulous AIM editorial team and our members, have collectively put together yet another breathtaking issue for you all to enjoy – for FREE!!

So if you want to know just what AIM members have been so busy working on and you would like to get a sneak preview of some of the miniature delights that will be available at the Miniatura Show later in the month, then take a look at our fabulous preview report on page 60.

With luck and after a much needed lie down in a darkened room, I will be back at the helm for the April imag, which is already shaping up to be yet another unmissable issue!
In the meantime, grab a cuppa, put your feet up, settle back and enjoy AIM member’s inspiring ‘Tudor’ celebration!’
Bea (Fiona) Broadwood
On behalf of the AIM Magazine