The Aardvark Blog
Busy, Busy, Busy
Busy, Busy, Busy
With winter over and summer definitely on its way the last two weeks have seen non-stop activity here in the bookshop that never sleeps, headquartered in the seething metropolis that is Brampton Bryan. As is well known when the going gets tough the tough get going, hence Edward Aardvark took the weekend off to go to Venice where amongst other things he enjoyed the most expensive drinks ever encountered ( Euro 40 for a Bellini in Harry's Bar - makes the prices in the Aardvark Café seem even cheaper ). Here a couple of very busy weekends and some busy weekdays saw customers returning after the biblical floods of February, and a string of people calling for the Aardvark team to go and look at books they wished to sell.
This year we have the most exhibitions we have ever mounted, and there has also been a stream of people coming in to discuss the details with us. The first of these 'UNDER THE HAMMER' starts a week on Saturday and we now have everything ready to start hanging next week. The exhibition brings together an extraordinary selection of materials relating to the auction firm John Norton who were active in the Marches for nearly a 100 years starting in 1873. Next we have our giant map exhibition MAPPING WALES AND THE COUNCIL OF THE MARCHES, and following that a group exhibition for the first ever Shropshire Hills Art Week at the beginning of June. With work also underway for September's H.Art we are all wondering whether our name shouldn't change again to Aardvark Books, Café and Gallery.
Finally after a very busy week in the Café Catherine today brought in the cakes for the weekend. Prominent amongst them are JIM JAMS a new recipe she has been quietly completing for the start of the Easter holidays. O how the years roll back.
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