There Is Magic In The Night When Pumpkins Glow By Moonlight.

Leaving Ulverston I moved on to Grange Shop…what a fantastic window display! 

Halloween themed…Dee has got it just right! I was there all morning and customer comments were brilliant!

The amount of tourists that make a visit to Grange Shop part of their holiday itinerary is astounding…I wouldn’t be surprised if they got a mention on Trip Advisor!

If you’ve visited our Grange Shop why not leave a comment…share your experience…

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Comfy Sweaters…Warm Drinks And Pretty Colours…I Love Autumn!

Autumn conjures up many comforting images…cosy evenings by the fire…hugging a mug of hot chocolate whilst gazing at the flames. Weekend walks…crunching through the carpet of fallen leaves…a myriad of colours…shapes and textures.

Dropped by Ulverston Shop on my way to Grange Shop this morning and their window just shouts Autumn to me…earthy colours…oranges…browns…green …gold…beautiful. Warm coats with upturned collars…chunky jumpers and knee length boots…perfect autumn wear! I think Sue and her team have got it spot on…what do you think?

Looking Good…

I can’t believe how good the Gift Shop is looking…the stock is amazing!

Kocostar…Danielle…Damsel In D-Stress…Eco Chic…only the best for our customers!

Christmas gift or a treat for you…it doesn’t matter why you buy…it matters that you buy!

#Sharing The Love For St Mary’s Hospice 

Get in touch if you’ve visited the Gift Shop lately…what did you think…did you buy anything? We’d love to hear from you.

That Friday Feeling…

My mother always used to say ‘ Don’t cry over spilled milk’…and I tend to agree…unless of course that spilled milk is part of your yummy hot chocolate and it is now flowing freely over your desk…paperwork and computer keyboard…then a few tears are perfectly acceptable!

That was Thursday’s mishap…one of many this week!

Do you ever have one of those weeks where you feel clumsy in your thoughts and your actions…that’s been me this week! Spilled drinks…mispronounced words…tripping over thin air…thank goodness it’s Friday!

I intend spending my weekend flicking between our Ebay and Facebook page…it’s never boring in Retail…an auction to follow on Ebay…shop posts to read on Facebook…what more could I want…except maybe a hot chocolate!

hot choc

 

Autumn Is Here!

I think the weekend weather was a clear indication that Autumn is well and truly upon us!

Wind…rain…floods…Cumbria is once again mopping up!

We hope our friends, supporters and of course  all residents of Millom and the Lakes have not suffered too much flood damage.

The weekly weather update forecasts more rain…so whether you live in a flood risk area or not it could well be time to dig your wellington boots out of the back of the cupboard…if you haven’t got any and you want to get prepared…pop into our Ulverston shop where we have quite a few!

Sharing The Love…

Oh my goodness…I’ve just seen this year’s Christmas Puddings and they look amazing!

I kid you not…you are going to be jumping up and down with excitement when you see the new packaging…and that’s before you even taste a pudding!

Sharing the love for St Mary’s Hospice…there’s nothing more to say is there…what a beautiful message.

We have 3 sizes of traditional Christmas puds…gluten free Christmas puds…chocolate and sticky toffee pudding too…find them in our shops from early October!


 

Kindness…Sprinkle That Stuff Everywhere!

Saturday afternoon and I’m minding my own business strolling round a local low budget/bargain shop…full of cold and feeling a little sorry for myself…scouring the shelves for cold remedies!

‘Hiya’ I hear…I turn and find one of our regular Barrow shop customers…we exchanged pleasantries and then I turned to leave…I had gone about 5 steps when I heard them quietly say…’Thank you…thank you for being kind’

I turned and went back to them…turned out they hadn’t been well for a long time…were struggling with a painful chronic illness and when they weren’t feeling particularly good they would head to Barrow shop…where they were guaranteed a healthy dose of kindness…no judgement…no questions…nothing needed in return…just people happy to help…to chat…to care.

‘You will tell them won’t you? It means a lot…their kindness…it makes a difference.’

I assured them I would. I left that shop with a lump in my throat feeling very humble and a little bit proud

…proud of the staff and volunteers of Barrow shop who have brought kindness into this person’s life

…proud of all our retail staff and volunteers, knowing they sprinkle kindness like confetti on a daily basis…go into any of our shops if you don’t believe me…not only will you find fantastic bargains but you’ll find a friendly face…a happy atmosphere and KINDNESS in abundance…if you don’t please let me know

…proud to be part of St Mary’s Hospice…a great organisation where we know no other way than to be kind.

Love Barrow…Love Volunteers…Love Your Hospice.