Thursday 6th December

 We get customers arriving in all sorts of attire.

Some days they arrive in their shooting gear, with short trousers and long socks but today we had a horsey chap about to go hunting so he had his breeches and boots on.


About eleven o’clock a customer was in posting a parcel with a book tucked under her arm.

As she was about to leave she asked “What time is the library open?”

I replied “Thursdays, it is 10 till 12”.

“What day is it today” she then said, to the amusement of the other customers.

Reverend Lynne came in with a basket of sheep and asked if I would take one to ‘hide’ in the shop.

Even if I wanted to, how could you say no to a person in a dog-collar?


The idea is that the lambs are distributed about the shops in the town and the children have to identify where they are before the lambs return to the ‘flock’ in the church nativity pre-Christmas.

I have put the lamb in the cabinet with the sweets so hopefully mothers bring children in and they see the sweets!

We were busy again today as the Christmas rush hots up.

Last day of posting to Australia and NZ was yesterday but we still posted lots to the antipodes today.

“When is the last day to post to Australia” they asked.

“Yesterday “I replied.

Many of our customers come in an unprepared sate.

I can’t believe that any of them would even dare to try in larger PO’s.

Here is one example.


No, he was not praying to Mecca.

Rupert was packing up his parcel on the floor of the shop.


Something to BEWARE of 

The Trading Standards Office is making people aware of the following scam: 

 A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel

 And that you need to contact them on 0906 6611911 (a Premium rate number).

 DO NOT call this number, as this is a mail scam originating from Belize.

 If you call the number and you start to hear a recorded message you will already have been billed £315 for the phone call. 

Just so you are aware, you never know!


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