Ewelme Village Store News – 4th November

03 November 2014

The recent beautiful Autumn weather has been a real bonus and encouraged visitors to come to Ewelme, keeping us busy in the shop and enjoying seeing new people, as well as welcoming our regular customers.   At the time of writing, however, the temperature has dropped considerably and thoughts lead us towards Christmas plans. Thinking of colder weather, kindling is in stock again at £4.99 a bundle.


Our Christmas stock goes on display on 10th November and we hope you will visit us to see what we have on offer. This prompts a reminder, also, that we have our Christmas Open Evening, in conjunction with the Pre-School, on Friday 28th November: from 6pm in the Shop and 6.30pm in the Village Hall, where many craft stalls will be set up.  Drinks and nibbles will be served in the Shop and we look forward to welcoming you for this opportunity to buy some Christmas presents.


Remember to buy your Christmas stamps from us, and we can also weigh, stamp and post your parcels.


Our first Ewelme Store Calendar is now on sale and we are very pleased with this innovation, which is the result of a photographic competition in the village.  Some fantastic photos were submitted, depicting many different areas of Ewelme, and we are grateful to Debbie Thomson who judged the entries:  her professional experience ensured that the best were selected for the Calendar, and that the reproduction of the photos was of a high standard.   The winning entry, ‘View from Rabbits Hill at sunset’, was by Emma Hodson.   The calendars are on sale in the Store, priced at £5.50.   We also have some very attractive notelets by a local artist – really good as stocking fillers.


Finally, and sadly, we must say ‘goodbye’ to Nicki Climpson, who has been one of our weekend managers since the Store opened and is returning to veterinary nursing;  and to Tracy Fallon who has been one of our managers for 4 years,  but now needs more time to attend to family matters.   They will be much missed but we hope still to see them and, perhaps, to call on their expertise from time to time.


Sally Fehr, for Ewelme Village Store.