About Abi

I’m Abi  43 yrs of age, married and mum of two. Ex nurse of twelve yrs, last post was staff nurse at the pilgrim’s hospice Canterbury.

After caring for so many wonderful clients and their families I recognised and appreciated that I needed to follow my dreams, as life is too short. So 7 years on here I am the proud owner of The Activity Box, a paint your own pottery studio where all I ask is you have fun and make your mark in paint, clay ,decopatching or make a teddy bear…you don’t need to be arty  (honest!!).

Starting my own business was a huge change and took a lot of courage, hard work and determination but has gained momentum and a good name (check out trip advisor).DBS checked and very proud to currently have contracts with Shaw Trust/Livewell kent and KCC  working with mental health and suicide prevention !

Not alone in this fab work place that I created ,I also have business partner Barbara Johnson ..The client that never left.


Face of the Community

I was recently voted face of the community please visit hydeandhyde-photography to view pictures and see why.

We are also very proud to have  been awarded  Flagship business award 2012 by the Bay promo team

About Barb

Barb Johnson 53 yrs young, married and mum of one.  She is well known in the local community by little people and their guardians due to being a deputy nursery  manager for the past ten years.  Barb the customer that never left found the activity box a warm and welcoming place to be and loose yourself in a craft activity.  Started working occasional shifts and then she helped build and sustain a wonderful after school club and work shops alike and as of Nov 2012 is the proud partner to myself. Together we constantly strive to build the reputation of the studio and activities created within .