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Thank Yous Galore
Thank Yous Galore
I blink and a whole month has wooshed by and I find myself contemplating Christmas with all that that implies. Some extra joy is added by the fact that this Xmas we are not contemplating death or funerals, or indeed in the case of Arthur Aardvark worrying that this might be the last one ( Xmas 2021 was not a happy one).
So notwithstanding the odd bitter comment from customers who are unaware of a postal strike, or who feel that there is a conspiracy to ensure that their order is sent out to them damaged and not biffed in the post, I am feeling in an extremely good mood.
And so whilst this good humour lasts I am going to curry favour with the universe by saying some thank yous to all those who have helped me recently. So to the wonderful Lottie O'Leary who provided a stunningly beautiful grave stone for my late mother, I offer my undying aesthetic devotion. To Mark Richards who sold me the most fantastic plaster maquette of the base of his amazing Roger Casement statue for a mere £30 I say Kudos. To the staff and chef team at the Bell in Yarpole who recently served Ethel and I a wonderful lunch I say Advance Yarpole Fair. To the timeless Dutch Lewis, his band and all those who came to our Christmas Fair ( or indeed who worked at it) my heartfelt thanks. So much fellowship brings a tear to my eyes. To Sylvia Strange who transformed into Queen Victoria for the day and also graced our humble event - thank you so much for the many years of support and friendship.
To Roger a new friend whose acquaintance I have made far too late, my undying admiration for your grace under such difficult circumstances. For Rachel who will soon be leaving the Aardvark fold and whose work for us over the last few years has been exemplary, our gratitude and thanks.
To Lush films whose wonderful film of our Civil War Re-enactment was such a wonderful tribute to the late Roger Emmerson.
And to all of you who have come into see us here in Aardvark Towers over the last year - our thanks and love. Running a bookshop is a great privilege and strangely it is the customers who make it so rewarding.
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