We have been busy getting the shop stocked and looking lovely for Christmas. We have the usual essential items but this year our buying team have been working really hard to source some very special items. Here’s a taster of some of our Christmas food and drink goodies!
Delicious luxury chocolate truffles from London based company Monty Bojangles, gluten-free mince pies, panettone (including a gin and lemon flavoured version!) Cadburys advent calendars, turkish delight, crystallised ginger, Christmas chutney, rhubarb gin liqueur, spiced rum liqueur, mulled fruit gin and toffee vodka. We also have paper chains and a ‘make your own’ gingerbread house to keep young minds occupied.
If you are stuck for gift ideas (other than the items just mentioned) the ‘one for all’ gift vouchers are available at the post office counter and can be used in over 130 UK high street stores.
We are very fortunate this year to once again have the beautiful Christmas cards depicting the front of the shop which Helz Cuppleditch has kindly given her time to design for us, they are available for £1 each or a pack of 10 is £6.
Our professional florist Becky will be creating the beautiful Christmas wreaths this year, assisted by a team of willing and able volunteers! We would be very grateful for any donations of foliage (mainly evergreen please) which can be left at the shop.
The opening hours are as follows over the festive period;
24th December 7am-5pm
31st December 7am-12 noon
1st January 7am-12 noon.
A kind Findon resident has offered to assist any of our customers who may struggle to get to the shop, especially during the winter months when the weather is bad. Please contact Angus at the shop if you need help in this regard.
At the end of a successful year for our village store may I thank everyone involved for their support of this vital village asset, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!
Jo O’Dell vice-chair/volunteer