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Brand Loyalty, Hedging in Dorset and a Spot of Kindness

Posted by Giles Henschel on

Brand Loyalty & Weaselly Tyres If you’ve received a personal delivery from us then it’s more than likely that the bloke standing on your doorstep was me.  It’s even more likely that the delivery vehicle I arrived in it was an old off white Land Rover that’s been in our family since 2007.  It’s not exactly the most environmentally friendly vehicle and nor is it particularly comfortable to be in or to drive – in fact: it’s loud, it leaks, it has the turning circle of a cargo ship and it’s positively agricultural.  I do, however, assuage my conscience by...

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Olivey Lockdown Chronicle

Posted by Giles Henschel on

It’s around 3pm on Monday 18th January 2021 and today is Blue Monday – supposedly the most depressing day of the year. Well cobblers to that. Despite the fact there is a proper formula for it (see further down) we’re not having any of it and here's why...

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Latest Update...

Posted by Giles Henschel on

Firstly - A Great Big Thank You... ...for ordering with us - it really is very much appreciated So as you know - all orders received up to 10.30am on Christmas Eve have been despatched with FedEx and are on their way to their destination.  If you parcel has not arrived by the time Santa comes down your chimney we are really sorry but there is very little we can now do.  The couriers will continue to work right through Christmas Eve and will resume as soon as possible after Boxing Day.  We're taking some time off over the Festive...

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Important Notes for Pre-Christmas Orders

Posted by Mark Freeman on

All you need to know about pre-Christmas orders, Christmas gifting, wicker hampers and product substitutions.

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Are You Pub Ready?

Posted by Giles Henschel on

With the country poised to charge into the nearest pub this weekend what are you planning on doing? Remember that scene in "Ice Cold in Alex"? Months in the desert dreaming of an ice cold lager - it's here if you need a reminder: John Mills Having A Pint - one wonders whether it will be worth waiting for after us all being in our own private deserts for the last few months... Whether or not you're Pub bound I thought, that as the weather's a bit iffy for the next few days, I'd share one of our favourite Moroccan Chicken recipes with you...

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