December 2018

At the Shop, we are only days away from the Christmas Fair. But once you read this, it will be behind us! I love the Fair and seeing so many people but it is a lot of hard work and so it is also nice when it is over. Unlike a lot of the shops, we try not to rush too much through the year. There is something I find a little depressing about Christmas hitting the shops in September. So, we use the Christmas Fair as the starting point. And from now, the Shop will be decked out in Christmas lights and decorations.

We have some beautiful Christmas items this year – boxed biscuits and sweets, lots of stocking filler ideas for all ages, special chutneys for the beer lovers and old-fashioned sweets to stir long ago memories; who doesn’t love a pear drop or a mint humbug? We also have mushroom growing kits and prosecco mixers as well as our usual selection of wines and local beers.

We have lots of the essential (and some not so essential!) food items to complete your Christmas table – including stuffing, cranberry sauce, bread sauce (gluten free if you need it) as well as a massive selection of cheeses, and biscuits to pair them with. We love our Dunsfold Cheese Board. And don’t forget, we have nuts and crispy snacks, Christmas chocolates and everything to make your Christmas cake, more brandy, whisky and baileys than you could possibly drink! Mulling syrup that can be added to either wine or cider for that special Christmas taste. ….. And the list goes on and on.

To get you even more in the Christmas mood, we can also take orders for Christmas flower arrangements, table centers and wreaths. Click here for an order form.

Or if you are feeling creative then come and join us on the evening of Thursday 13th December to make your own wreath, with everything you need and some guidance from Juliette. I was a bit daunted last year thinking that my wreath wouldn’t be as good as Juliette’s, but I think I surprised myself. Click here to book.

I also would like to remind you about the other items you can order from the Shop. We take orders for all your Christmas meats, from Turkeys to chipolatas. And it doesn’t cost you any extra than you would pay in Cranleigh. Rawlings will deliver your order to the Shop in Dunsfold on your chosen day. This applies to all meat at all times of the year. So why not try to support your local shop as well as your local butcher. Click here for an order form.

Happy Christmas from everyone at the Shop. We hope to see you soon.
Gemma x

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