Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Woolly Bus photos

The Woolly Bus about to set off on its journeys round Brighton & Hove. That's Jackie from Cocoon talking to Erika Knight in front of the bus and Hayley standing in the doorway.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Very nervous about the European cup draw for Chelsea, let's hope fortune smiles on us

Thursday, 18 August 2011

The Woolly Bus

We're counting down to the big day; £16,500 has been raised so far for the Martlets Hospice and things look good to make that £20,000 or more. Dressing the bus tomorrow is a bit of a step into the unknown so please keep your fingers crossed for us!

Then on Saturday starting at 10am at Hove Town Hall, the bus goes on a circuit through the centre of Brighton and all along the seafront. This journey will be repeated on the hour throughout the day. If you're anywhere near the route, keep an eye out for us - the Woolly Bus will look fabulous.

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Troubled Times

The world seems such a troubled place, and I suspect every small retailer is feeling very depressed this morning. Like so many others it is becoming increasingly difficult to be positive in the present climate. Let's hope better times lie ahead, everyone could do with some good news. Chin up!

Monday, 8 August 2011


So much for H.M. Customs trying to help the small retailer. Phoned them to see if we could split our quarterly payment into three monthly instalments. Not only were they not interested, they told us to go and borrow the money from the bank! Has any tried to borrow from the bank recently? We keep being told how important small retailers are yet there is nothing being done to help us survive. I am sure we will missed when we are gone but of course it will be too late by then.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Business Rates

With all the doom and gloom at the moment it is proving almost impossible for the small independent retailer to survive. The one thing we need more than anything is help from the government with our business rates. Does anyone out there agree? You'll miss us when we are gone.

Friday, 5 August 2011

The Woolly Bus

Sewing the 4000 squares together for the Woolly Bus is going really well and everything is going according to plan. The panels look fantastic! When the bus goes out and about on Saturday 20th August, nothing will have ever been seen like this before on the streets of Brighton & Hove. The bus will start out from Hove Town Hall at 10am and follow a route through the centre of Brighton and along the seafront back to Hove Town Hall. The journey will take about an hour and it'll be repeated six times. So far, £15,000 has been raised for the Martlets Hospice and we hope to make it all the way to £20,000.

All we're asking for now is that it doesn't rain on the day!

Knitting & Crochet Classes

New class dates for September and October - beginner's knitting and beginner's crochet also improvers and techniques classes for the more advanced. Email the shop for all dates.