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July update

It’s official!  The shop is the hub of the village.  Well, that’s according to Charlotte Martin, the actress who plays Susan Carter in the Archers.  Confirmation of what we all know of course, but, for all you Archers’ fans, a pleasing endorsement.  The shop is...

June update

June heralds the start of the serious wedding season.  Very lovely, of course, but, ask the bride, and she might say that preparations leading up to the day can get a little fraught: the dress needs last minute attention, maybe a hem, or a buttonhole, or, perish the...

May update

I do detect that summer is on the way – well, spring anyway.  And, what, you might ask, am I basing this hypothesis?  To answer that, you need to take a quick trip to our Village Stores, where you will see all manner of indicators. Our ice cream freezer has taken up...

April update

If you’re thinking of becoming a volunteer in our shop (especially if you’d like to help with the cleaning some Sundays!), one of the perks would be that you could come to our Volunteers’ Meetings.  We have just had one, and very entertaining it was too!  Statutory...

March Update

Hurrah!  Spring is definitely around the corner, and we see signs of it everywhere: daffodils, lighter evenings, and birdsong.  And, by the time you’ve read about all the ways in which the shop is ‘springing’ into spring, you’ll be heading straight down there with a...

February Update

Happy New Year!  Well. I guess it’s not a New Year now – I can’t believe that we’re already one month into 2024, but then I’d barely got used to it being 2023 before it was all over in a puff of smoke!  Now, the only nod to 2023 is some half-price Christmas bits and...

December Update

Well. No missing the time of year at the shop.  Before you even get into the shop itself, you will be greeted by a wonderful Christmas tree post box topper, and a lovely Seasonal/Christmas display board designed by Siân Keating.  A very big thank you from us all. The...

November Update

Well, now the nights are really starting to draw in, and going out, especially later in the day, isgetting less attractive virtually by the day. So at this time of year, especially, I’m sure we’re all verygrateful to have a well-stocked shop on our doorstep. It’s open...

October Update

Hasn’t September been glorious!  True to form, the best weather waited until the schools went back before making an appearance.  The Sheep Fair probably coincided with the hottest day of the year.  My word!  It was so hot!  I hope you visited the shop’s stall,...

September Update

No prizes this month for guessing what I’m going to be writing about.  It’s the talk of the town – or, in this case, the village.  But before I write about it, I must tell you something I have learnt today on google, which, of course, knows everything.  This has...

August Update

Shop life is never dull: always challenges to face, opportunities to explore, adaptations to make to meet the changing times.  But we do it together.  I find it so exciting to see how everybody appreciates our village store, and is willing to go the extra mile to...

June Update

Hurrah!  It looks as if Spring has finally arrived!  Longer, lighter evenings, bluebells, lots of colour, and warmth!  How I soak it up.  I’ll say it again… warmth.  It’s what I’ve been missing all this time.  Just as well really that Spring has arrived, because...

July Update

Has anyone else stood outside the shop using Google Lens (a phone app) to attempt to identify a certain striking red plant growing in our window box outside the shop, or is it just me?  Actually, it wasn’t just me.  Helen, our wonderful deputy manager, another...

June Update

Hurrah!  It looks as if Spring has finally arrived!  Longer, lighter evenings, bluebells, lots of colour, and warmth!  How I soak it up.  I’ll say it again… warmth.  It’s what I’ve been missing all this time.  Just as well really that Spring has arrived, because...

May Update

If you thought that you’d be able to escape the word of the month, I’m sorry to disappoint.  I’ve got to mention it.  I’m hoping that in tackling it head on at the beginning of this month’s offering, we’d be able to get it over and done with, and then move on to other...

April Update

After what has felt like a long, cold winter, hopefully spring is upon us.  The days are getting longer, daffodils are coming into bloom, and it’s finally starting to get warmer.  Hurrah! And not a moment too soon.  Easter is fast approaching, a celebration of new...

March Update

Coloured tops are back!  I am, of course, talking about milk.  For the last few months, whole milk, semi-skimmed and skimmed have all shared white/transparent tops, done to save on costs, but very confusing.  Well, I’m very pleased to be able to announce that we now...

December Update

Well. I've just popped down to Findon Village Store, and what a feast greeted my eyes, in every sense of the word!  In addition to the usual cards, wrapping paper and gift boxes, jingle bells shakers, mince pies and Christmas cake bites, Helen (our Deputy manager) and...

November Update

Findon Village Store     Well, I’d like to be able to say that blue skies and a gentle sun welcomed us on the morning of the ‘Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service’ ceremony, but, instead, we woke to the sound of driving rain.  Not the best weather when a marquee...

October Update

I start this month’s contribution with “final words”, as fellow volunteer Jean Burden has kindly agreed to take on the task of writing the shop’s article for the excellent Findon News, something that I hope she will enjoy as much as I have. But before signing off, in...

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