Friday, 21 November 2008


Life has been a little busy lately, hence the lack of blogging. The 'ladies' events (at least 3 men managed to slip through the door too) went well last week. We always enjoy these events; the lighting, fresh coffee, and homebaked goodies lend themselves to a cosy atmosphere with plenty of good chat and fellowship. It was particularly good to see some new faces in the shop and we hope these new friends will come back now that they have taken that first scary step over the threshold and discovered what a friendly bunch we are! In the clear up following these events I have been reorganising things in the shop... the sale boxes have been filled up, some present ideas have been picked out, plus all the new titles that have been published just in time for Christmas are piling in and quickly finding a slot on the shelves. Hopefully, Jeremy and I will get a chance to read through some of these and blog on them.
There's still plenty of Christmas cards left for those of you who send them and also lots of 2009 calendars and diaries to suit all tastes. Don't forget, gift wrapping is free!
Now, which book shall I read first...?

Monday, 10 November 2008

Ladies Night

Or should that be children's night? Anyway it's for ladies about children's books, hosted by ladies. It's the same November event as last year, but for 2 nights this time. The first is on tonight at 7pm - 10pm, then the next is on Thursday. Lorna is working like a trojan preparing the shop layout for it. As a man I'm strictly banned, so here I am writing about it. The great news for all comers is that a special 3 for 2 offer applies to all children's books - something to brighten up a grey Autumn evening! Even better, this offer is also on for the rest of the month for mail order customers (see website for more details) for as long as stocks last. This may not be too long... Unfortunately the homemade cake doesn't post out too well, so that's the downside for those who can't/don't turn up on the night. Our most represented publisher in the children's section of the shop is Christian Focus Publications. They have been very supportive - thumbs up to them. But we also have much more to offer in the way of sound, carefully chosen material for children and young people. Go to