As the season is changing it marks a change of direction for me as well. I've enjoyed so much time outdoors over the summer months - more so than ever after closing the shop's doors for a third lockdown.
I'm extending the shop's opening hours in November so you can visit on a Sunday between 10am-2pm and every Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm.
I know Christmas is so important to people for so many reasons. It's a time to spend with family and friends.
It's also a crucial time for many small business owners and independent High Street shops, pubs, cafés and restaurants.
For many, it's a time for reflection and a time of hope.
If you buy just one thing this Christmas, please make sure it's from an independent retailer who has been there for you all year round. You've no idea how much it will be appreciated.
If everyone on our mailing list bought just one Christmas Card from Eclectic Gift Shop this year, most of the money would go straight to the independent artist who designed that card. After that, it'd cover the shop's rent for one whole month. Every sale does add up and is appreciated.