The Aardvark Blog

The Aardvark Blogger is always busy!

Lots going on with events and visitors to the bookshop. Not to mention plans for next year, markets and fairs, author events, live music and much more. Keep looking in to find out about everything that is happening in the bookshop in the middle of nowhere.

Slight wi-fi delay29th October 2016

I should have known not to jinx it by prophesying that we would have wi-fi in the café by Saturday. A delay in the new router arriving means that we are now looking to have this installed on Monday afternoon, so lift off will be on Tuesday God willing.

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Post Frankfurt, Show tunes, new staff member, the coming of wi-fi to Aardvark Café26th October 2016

Back from a very successful trip to the Frankfurt Bookfair and straight into the shop on Tuesday. If I looked more than usually bleary eyed, and/or was more or less incoherent, my apologies. This morning after a good nights sleep I feel much more human, and can therefore report that I have now finished processing the CDs of original cast recordings of musicals I bought last week.

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9 days of problems, followed by a period of sanity16th October 2016

For 9 days up until the middle of last week we lost our Broadband connection at the bookshop. It was subsequently restored but it was an amazingly traumatic incident that has given me more insight into the way in which BT works than any human should have. Should you yourself ever find yourself in a similar position my advice would be to rapidly escalate your complaint to the top of British Telecom, and to know that however it may seem otherwise there are many good people in BT who will be on your side.

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Arcadia continues, Brocante next Sunday, yet more books2nd October 2016

Yesterday we had our Arcadia at Aardvark event and many thanks to the panel and the audience who came ou to hear them. In the evening we had the privilege to be in the audience in Kingsland for the second Arcadia concert which contained pieces by Walton, Schoenberg, Ravel and Elgar. I found the Elgar somewhat unbalanced  ( a very compelling first movement, and two less interesting movements to follow), but I absolutely loved the Walton Piano Quartet which was the first piece in the programme.

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Arcadia at Aardvark; Arcadia weekend; more book1st October 2016

Last night we went to the first Arcadia concert in Leintwardine ( a superb

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