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So, why Tawbis?

Updated: Nov 28, 2020

The first question most people who know my name ask when they hear or see the name of the business is ‘why Tawbis? Where does that name come from?’. This isn’t something I’d planned to post on the site, but given how routinely I’m asked it I thought I might as well grab the proverbial bull by the horns and let you all know the story behind the name!!

In very basic terms, when creating the business I knew from the outset that I didn’t want to use my name as the business name, so was looking for a name that was fairly unique and didn’t have any obvious connotations but which had some actual link back to me and my home where all of my jewellery is created and where I originally did all of my music teaching. I tried lots of different names on for fit and none seemed quite right until I hit upon Tawbis. And not wanting the origins of the name to shape or colour the business, made the decision to never publicly explain the origin of the name - that resolution didn’t last long then!!!

So here you go ....

The story behind the name

About 18 months ago, we took family who were visiting us to our local SSPCA (Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) animal rescue and rehoming centre in Drumoak to ’have a look at the kittens’. *

This was a ploy really to entertain our beautiful then-12-year-old niece (shhh! don't tell her!) and, although I had been lobbying to get a cat for years, we had no real intention of doing anything that day other than cooing over the cute animals.

Three hours later, after a manic rush round to fill a shopping list provided by the SSPCA, we found ourselves driving home with two very freaked out adult rescue cats! Still not quite sure how that happened!

Despite everything they’d been through before they were rescued, once they got over the trauma of being uprooted again and taken to live with complete strangers they soon proved themselves to be the most affectionate, cuddly and loving animals I think I’ve ever met (and with the softest fur of any cat I’ve ever petted).

We spent ages trying to decide on nam