Due to flood damage caused by the torrential rain on Wednesday 4th August, the shop will be closed until further notice.

* Update Tuesday 7th September – We are pleased to report the dehumidifiers and fans have been removed from the shop with the damp penetration reading being significantly reduced and safe to proceed now with the cleaning up process.

* Update Wednesday 25 August – The dehumidfiers and fans have now been running for 3 weeks, and still we are not completely dry! They are being checked again this Friday 27 August and we are hoping to have a positive result and they can be removed and we can progress to the next stage – deep cleaning the carpets etc. Some of the shelving will have to be replaced due to water damage.

Thank you again to those who have supported us over these last few weeks and apologise again for any inconvenience, we miss you all and look forward to seeing you again very soon. 

As soon as we have a date for reopening it will be posted here, on facebook and on the shop windows. 

We can assure you that, for health and safety reasons, we will not reopen until we are satisfied it is safe to do so.

* Update Saturday 7 August – Following an inspection yesterday by the insurance company loss adjuster, there are now dehumidifiers in the shop running 24/7, they are extremely noisy and the shop is very hot! We have been advised to keep time spent there to a minimum. Once the drying out process is complete, which could take 2+ weeks, cleaning and replacing damaged flooring and fittings will commence.

We are therefore expecting to be closed for the rest of August. Thank you to our friends and customers who have sent messages of support and concern. Please continue to order from us if you can, we will do our best, as always, to give good customer service.

We can assure you that, for health and safety reasons, we will not reopen until we are satisfied it is safe to do so.

Our apologies to everyone for any inconvenience this may cause. Keep watching this website, facebook and the messages posted in the shop window for updates. 

Book Orders 

We will continue to take orders which can be collected from the door during specified hours or your order can be delivered direct to your home.

Order in the usual way by phone, (calls to the shop are being diverted to a mobile from today), email or via facebook or our website.

Until further notice orders can be collected between 11am and 2pm on Friday and Saturday.

Something whimsical in a crisis! – the following may cause offence to some readers, it is not our intention and apologise in advance

A Lesson in History

The king wanted to go fishing and he asked the royal weather forecaster the forecast for the next few hours. The palace meteorologist assured him that there was no chance of rain.So the king and the queen went fishing. On the way they met a man with a fishing pole riding on a donkey, and the king asked the man if the fish were biting.

The fisherman said, “Your Majesty, you should return to the palace! In just a short time I expect a huge rain storm.”

The king replied: “I hold the palace meteorologist in high regard. He is an educated and experienced professional. Besides, I pay him very high wages. He gave me a very different forecast. I trust him.”

So the king continued on his way. However, in a short time a torrential rain fell from the sky. The King and Queen were totally soaked.

Furious, the king returned to the palace and gave the order to fire the meteorologist. Then he summoned the fisherman and offered him the prestigious position of royal forecaster.

The fisherman said, “Your Majesty, I do not know anything about forecasting. I obtain my information from my donkey. If I see my donkey’s ears drooping, it means with certainty that it will rain.”

So the king hired the donkey.

And thus began the practice of hiring dumb asses to work in influential positions of government.