Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Bledington Community Shop & Café. We celebrated our 3rd birthday on Saturday 12 November. It was a fun day with lots of you commenting how lucky we are to have such an amazing community shop and café. All the children received a birthday balloon, and we had Graham White, a local gardener, signing his new book “Notes from a Kingham
Many of you came in and helped celebrate with us by entering the free raffle. Congratulations to David Bowditch, Lizzie Aldridge, Rusty Gooding and many other villagers who won one of our many excellent prizes which were kindly donated by our local suppliers. Thank you.
We are delighted to announce a new supplier. “The Cotswold Chocolate Company” based in Stow-on-the-Wold who are artisan chocolatiers, handmaking delicious mouth- watering delights, perfect as a treat or a gift. We have many flavours fit for all palates!
With Christmas only four weeks away the shop will be transformed into Santa’s grotto from Wednesday 30 November. We will have everything you need from Christmas cards, wrapping paper and bottle bags to handmade aprons, ladies wash bags and of course all the wines, beers, and delicacies you can eat. Our Christmas food order form is available in the shop.
Another date for your diary is Saturday 10 December. We will be highlighting and promoting our amazing local suppliers with a free tasting event. So please come along and try a nibble from Marks Bakery, The Cotswold Chocolate Company and many more. Plus of course our amazing Old Orchard Sloe Gin!
Finally, a big thank you on behalf of the North Cotswold Foodbank. Every week they come along and empty the box that we have located by our entrance. Every week it is overflowing and they have been blown away by the generosity of all our customers. Thank you for all your donations and helping those who are struggling during this very difficult time. Every little bit helps.
We look forward to seeing you soon.