Go La La is owned and run by husband and wife team, John Higgins and Laura Kavanagh.
They first met in 1997, and after an initial phase of mutual disdain and throwing insults at each other, they decided that they quite liked one another….. So they carried on liking one another, finally getting married in 2012.
They grew up watching Monthy Python, Fawlty Towers and The Young Ones. John read Willard Price books and Warlord magazine and Laura read Jackie Won a Pony books and Misty magazine. John’s first single was ‘Ballroom Blitz’ by Sweet and Laura’s was ‘I Want to be Free’ by Toyah. Both of them got into punk, their hair changed colour and they acquired arty looking clothes.
Their careers have been varied; John started out working in a plant-science laboratory, Laura built Amstrad computers. Over the years they gravitated more towards art based work and hobbies, with John (a music aficionado with over 9,000 CD’s) writing music reviews for the BBC, producing fanzines and band photography. Laura ran charity and retail social enterprise based in arts, crafts and education, and managed reuse schemes across the south west of England. They both worked as freelance journalists.
Then one day in early 2016 they decided that they wanted to be in control of their own employment. Taking skills acquired the years and putting them into good use within their own business, with humour as a core part of their venture.
Go La La! produces mainly humour greeting cards, eclectic in style, a little bit dark at times, but mostly funny, daft, laugh-out-loud humour. Their aim is to try to be different, sometimes a little controversial, but just to bring a bit of a laugh and a joke into people’s lives……