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  • May

    Posted on May 3rd, 2011 admin No comments

    May deliveries to St Asaph will be on Thursday 5th & Thursday 19th, 5pm as usual.  Please contact me asap if you need to exchange goods next Thursday.

    Thanks to everyone who bought the Real Easter Eggs. We sold 8 dozen and could easily have sold as many again (except the production company sold out too!)  Last year 80 million eggs were sold in the UK and not one mentioned Jesus.  This year that changed and orders for next year have already been placed.

    Cafédirect’s Kilimanjaro and Machu Picchu ground coffees are now in stock at £3.50 for a 227g pack.  The price of coffee on the world market has risen massively in the past few months and I will have to reflect this increase in due course but current prices will remain for the time being.

    Last year, many of you were kind enough to sponsor John and me to undertake the Snowdon Challenge in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.  Well, we’ve decided to do it again this year – on 5 June – and any donations will be gratefully received.  You can either go into the JustGiving website and search for John and Lis Perkins or use this link:

  • April

    Posted on April 9th, 2011 admin No comments

    The latter half of April is way too complicated with numerous Bank Holidays, school holidays & a meeting of the Church in Wales’ Governing Body in Swansea, so only one delivery to St Asaph this month – on Thursday, 14th, 5pm as usual.  May deliveries will on 5th & 19th.

    We’ve completely sold out of the Real Easter Eggs but still have large & small, milk & dark chocolate Divine Easter eggs, Dubble Eggs and mini eggs from Divine and Traidcraft.  Order soon!

    This month’s new product is Traidcraft Wholewheat Digestive Biscuits.  The 185g packs sell for 80p – much more affordable for events than the usual £1.50 for the cookie packs.

    There are also new packs of  roasted & salted peanuts (at 65p for 50g) and roasted & salted cashew nuts (at £2.50p for 90g).

  • March Update

    Posted on March 1st, 2011 admin No comments

    Deliveries to St Asaph will be on 17th & 31st March, 5pm in the Cathedral car park.

    Fairtrade Fortnight started yesterday & ends on 13 March.  See the Fairtrade Foundation website for further information or to download or order resources.

    The Real Easter Eggs have now arrived – the only Easter Eggs to explain the Christian message of Easter on the pack.  Each 125g egg costs £4.50p which includes donations to both Traidcraft Exchange and Baby Lifeline.  Firm orders only please – no sale or return on this product.

    The latest Traidcraft catalogue is now out & I’m including copies in the boxes.  The usual 10% discount applies.  There are inevitable price increases in the food lines but many others remain at 2010 levels – not easy to achieve in the current climate but Traidcraft has absorbed many of the increases rather than passing them on to customers.

    Happy St David’s Day.  Just Shopping celebrates its 9th birthday today – I first opened the business on 1 March 2002.

    Thanks to everyone for all your support throughout the years.

  • February Update

    Posted on February 7th, 2011 admin No comments

    Traidcraft is asking us all to arrange a “Big Brew” during Fairtrade Fortnight (28 Feb – 13 March).  They’ve produced a special pack which includes an event guide with lots of handy hints and tips, an A3 Big Brew poster, two A4 posters and 50 A5 invitations to customise with details of your particular event.  There’s also a DVD telling Traidcraft’s honey story and other promotional materials.  Contact me if you’d like a pack.

    I’ve ordered 8 dozen “Real” Easter Eggs which should arrive in time for Fairtrade Fortnight. It’s the only Easter Egg to explain the Christian message of Easter on the pack.  This is the first year that these eggs have been available & will be in great demand.  Each 125g egg costs £4.50p which includes a 30p donation to Traidcraft Exchange (Traidcraft’s development charity).  10% of the profits will be donated to Baby Lifeline.   Please order asap – no “sale or return” available on this product.

  • November Update

    Posted on November 2nd, 2010 admin No comments

    Deliveries to St Asaph will be on Thursday, 11th & Thursday 25th November, 5pm as usual.

    All the Christmas goods are now in stock including Welsh, English and bilingual Christmas cards; Mince Pies at £2 for a pack of 4; Christmas Tree Biscuits (Chocolate & Ginger varieties) at £2; Divine Chocolate Advent Calendars at £3.50; Christmas cakes & puddings, cookie selection boxes & chocolate shortbread.

    Geo CrunchThere’s still a 10% discount available on all non-food items featured in Traidcraft’s Christmas catalogue.

    Traidcraft’s produced a new cereal – Geo Crunch – it includes raisins, crisped rice & oats & is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.  It costs £2.45 for a 400g box.
    Decaff Tea
    There’s also a new decaffeinated version of Traidcraft’s everyday tea (formerly called Indian Ocean tea).  £3.10 for a box of 80 bags.

    Congratulations today (1 Nov) to Bicester in Oxfordshire on becoming the 500th Fairtrade town.  Blaenau Ffestiniog was 499th so well done to them too.  They’re celebrating with an event on 2 December & I’ll be there with a FT stall (braving the inevitable cold & rain!).   Come & join us!

  • October

    Posted on October 3rd, 2010 admin No comments

    Deliveries to St Asaph will be on Thursday, 14th & Friday, 29th October, 5pm as usual.

    Look out for us at the Llangollen Food Festival on 16th & 17th October in the Eisteddfod Pavilion.  We’ve also got a stall at the Conwy Feast the following weekend, 23 & 24 October, when we’ll be sited in the foyer of St John’s Methodist Church.  Both festivals are well worth a visit & there are so many opportunities to try different foods that you won’t need any lunch!

    We’ll also be at the monthly Saturday Market in Penmaenmawr on 9th October, between 9am & 2pm.

    Christmas goods are now in stock.  Note that we’re selling the Divine Chocolate Advent Calendars at £3.50, rather than the £3.99  printed in the catalogue.  The popular Christmas Tree Biscuits (Ginger & Chocolate varieties) have arrived too + Christmas cakes, cookie selection boxes & chocolate shortbread. We’re also stocking Steenbergs’ organic Mulled Wine Spices – £1.55 for 5 sachets and Belvoir Spiced Winter Berries cordial (non-alc) at £2.70 a bottle.

    The new Divine chocolate varieties have arrived too – the Darkly Divine with Orange & Ginger & the 85% Dark Chocolate, both at £1.50 a bar.

  • September

    Posted on September 4th, 2010 admin No comments

    September deliveries to St Asaph will be at 5pm on the 9th and 30th.2010 Catalogue

    I’ll be adding copies of Traidcraft’s Christmas catalogue to this month’s deliveries.  As usual, I’m offering a 10% discount on all non-food items.  You can send orders in any time between now and mid-December but the more popular lines always sell out quickly so please order asap  to avoid disappointment.

    This month’s new product is Traidcraft Guatemalan Squeezy Honey – 340g for £3.

    We’re eagerly awaiting a delivery of  Traidcraft Chocolate Shortbread Fingers (160g for £1.60) and 2 new products from Divine:  Divine Dark Chocolate with 85% cocoa content and Darkly Divine with Ginger and Orange.  They should be with us by mid-September.  A real treat for chocoholics!!

    Look out for us at Penmaenmawr Market on 11 September and at the annual Conwy Honey Fair on 13 September.

  • August

    Posted on August 1st, 2010 admin No comments

    Dear All

    Deliveries to St Asaph will be on 5th & 19th August, 5pm as usual.

    This month’s new products:  Traidcraft has produced little packs of Cola Bottles – 50p for 40g – proving very popular with children.

    While running FT stalls in Llangollen & Betws-y-Coed recently I was really surprised at the number of people who told me they were allergic to dairy products & gluten or had a lactose intolerance or were vegan.  So, we’re now stocking a non-dairy, gluten free, nut free, organic, fairtrade chocolate bar (i.e. it ticks all the boxes!). It’s produced by Plamil & costs £2.10 for a 100g bar.  Let me know if you’d like me to include some in your boxes.

    I’m now trying to source a sugar-free version for all the diabetics out there.

    Visit us at the Anglesey Show on 11 & 12 August – we’ll be in the Medrwn Môn marquee.  It’s at the Anglesey Showground, about 7 miles along the A55 from the Britannia Bridge.

    We also have a stall at Bangor Rotary’s Country Fayre to be held on 22 August, again at the Anglesey Showground.

    I’m just off to Buxton for the Gilbert & Sullivan Festival.  Enjoy August – fingers crossed for some better weather!

    Kind regards


  • July Update

    Posted on July 28th, 2010 admin No comments

    Flap JackThis month’s new products:  we now have Traidcraft Oaty flapjacks in stock – £1.65 for a pack of 5.

    Back in stock are Milk Chocolate Peanuts – 200g for £2.Chocolate Peanuts

    If you’re visiting the Llangollen Eisteddfod next week do pop in to visit us – we’re usually sited next to the Soroptomists where you can have a sit-down & a cuppa.

    We’ll also have a stall at the Betws-y-Coed Celtic Summer Fayre from 17 – 21 July.  It’s the first time this event has been held so please support it if you’re in the area.

    Just Trading, Scotland, is challenging churches & communities to sell 90 x 1k bags of rice from Malawi because this is how much a Malawian farmer has to sell to send 1 child to school for a year.  Could this be a Harvest project for your church or school?  Let me know if you’re interested or have a look at the website: www.justtradingscotland.co.uk – harvest liturgy, posters, an information pack & power point presentation also available.

    Thanks to everyone who sponsored John and me to take the Snowdon Challenge on 6 June.  We’ve now raised an amazing £1406 for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

    Kind regards


  • December Update

    Posted on December 1st, 2009 admin No comments

    December deliveries to St Asaph will be at 5pm on the 10th & 17th.

    The shop will close at 1.30pm on Christmas Eve and reopen at 10.30am on Monday 11 January.

    I’d be grateful if any outstanding payments could be made before Christmas.  Since the vat rate reverts to 17½% on 1 January I’ll end up paying Customs & Excise an extra 2½% on payments made after that date!

    Mince PiesTraidcraft Mince Pies will be available up until Christmas Eve.  Let me know if you want some with your December order, but firm orders only please – I don’t want them back in January!  £2 for a pack of 4.  They have a good pedigree:  sugar from Malawi and Zambia, apple and dried fruits from South Africa, spices from Sri Lanka and India.

    AlmondsThis month’s other new product is whole almonds grown in the Karakorum Mountains of Northern Pakistan.  £1.90 for a 150g pack.

    museliThe new mueslis are now in stock: Exotic Fruit, Fruit & Nut and Mixed Berries.  I still have some of the old packs of  Vine Fruit & Apricot & Cranberry in stock too but they’re going fast.

    Thanks for all your support throughout the year.  I hope you and all the people you supply with Fair Trade goods have a happy and peaceful Christmas and a good New Year.