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Well hello there, and welcome to the new Rume website. Not that it is finished, will ever be finished. It’s like trying to hoover the moon. Dust.

Who thought this was a good idea? Oh, that would be me. New pictures new copy new kit and caboodle. It’s going to be fabulous he said, and it is. I just didn’t expect it to take so long, but my it is a lovely thing. It could be argued that it looks a little old fashioned but I’m an old fashioned kind a guy. Wheels are round for a reason. I didn’t want a site that spreads itself too thinly, surrenders all style to the whim of screen size. I like to know where I am supposed to look and to that end here we are, still farming the fertile strip of land in the middle.

I hope you like what we have done, there are very few bells and whistles, just clarity and purity of design. We are not trying to hard sell you things, it is our hope that the site will provide you with enough information for you to choose to buy things, and to buy them from us. 

We have done some pretty clever stuff with our product pages, you simply select the item you want by image and add to basket. There is also an options menu if you prefer to shop by name. Each product page puts the image and the description front and centre, where it should be, not squeezed off to the left. We have sourced the best images of our products that we can and provided the simplest zoom facility. No chasing a hugely magnified unidentifiable bit of a product all over the page, we have chosen the bits we think you need to see and made them bigger. 

All of our text is original, I should know I wrote it. Hundreds of descriptions, it’s why my last blog entry was a year ago. I have tried to be irreverent and informative, because that’s how I am, an amusing know it all. It might not be to everyone’s taste but at least you won’t be bored.

Building something like this when you are a small company is no mean feat. The last time I attempted anything this complicated was when I built a Lego death star, and that didn’t end very well. We still have quite a bit to do, the wish and wedding lists aren't done yet and we have to sort out the downloads so please bear with us, I thought it better to launch the ship and decorate the cabins at sea. 

This in no way diminishes our achievement, my wife Libby and the lovely aitches Heather and Hayley have all done remarkable things in the face of my constant dithering and I need to say a special thank you to Piers, our long suffering web developer. Thank you Piers and could you move the main menu one pixel to the right. 

It is my hope that our new site becomes a genuine asset, a trusted source of accurate information and a place where you might want to spend a little quality time. We see no reason why online business can’t be a pleasure.

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