Friday, 25 July 2014

Back from Norway

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This November Jayne & David celebrate their silver wedding anniversary. 25 years ago Jayne had dreams of cruising the Norwegian fjords  - instead she married David!

So on 4th July we set off on a 14 night cruise to see the Midnight Sun, along the coast of Norway, up into the arctic circle, and getting as far as Murmansk in Russia.

It really was the trip of a lifetime.

Many thanks to all who made it possible! Can we book you all again for the golden anniversary??

Friday, 25 April 2014

Road Painting at Great Limber

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Lincs County Council repainted the road in front of our Limber shop yesterday. Jayne said "But aren't you going to fill in the pot holes first?" "That's not our department - we just paint lines!" It's a funny old world....

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Lincolnshire Sayings

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Here are some Lincolnshire sayings: Now then = Hello; He got up backside first = He's in a bad mood; I wish I had hold of our cat's tail = I wish I was back at home

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

New CCTV at Keelby

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Our old CCTV & video recorder at Keelby broke down, so we had to get a new one (it's a condition of our alcohol licence). The new recorder uses a computer hard disc rather than VHS tapes - and it includes a 4-way switcher for our cameras (we used to have a separate box to do that). The new kit is roughly 1/10th the size of the old one - it's amazing how tech has progressed!

Monday, 7 April 2014

Technical Stuff

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We've got challenges of a technical nature this week - we use an old Windows XP computer for admin & to access the web, but from 8th April Microsoft will no-longer send security updates. Time to move to a Windows 7 machine - quite a task for us technophobes! A similar but unrelated thing is happening with cigarettes - from April 2015 small UK shops must hide their displays. We've opted to have our display equipment removed and to hide our cigs under the counter. All this, & the end of the tax year too!

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

We're trying out a new dairy

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We have found a new dairy, and have decided to give them a go. They are called DairyLincs, and they are based in Grimsby. They supply all kinds of milk - they get their supplies from Boroughbridge in Yorkshire - a very pretty part of the world. We think it's important to source British milk, from as close to home as we can - we hope everyone approves!

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Busy busy

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It's the busiest time of the year! After a really wonderful ceilidh at Limber Village Hall on Saturday 22nd March we're starting to get ready for mothering Sunday next weekend! Clocks go forward, so 1 hour less in bed! We are also thinking about the garden - had to do a quick repair on then mower after metal fatigue snapped the handle! David hopes to organise an automatic watering system to help keep things under control later in the year.

Monday, 17 March 2014

St Patrick's Day Ceilidh at Limber Next Saturday - Mothering Sunday On the Horizon

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Today is St Patrick's Day, and at Limber we are all looking forward to a ceilidh with a live band at Limber village hall on Saturday 22nd March 7.30pm. £10 tickets include a supper, but bring your own drinks! The shops are all getting geared up for Mothers' Day - Spring is in the air, and it's everyone's favourite time of year!

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Village News

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We were sad to learn the sub post office in Keelby is closing - looks like it's being transferred into the Spar shop. On a more optimistic note, the new management team at the New Inn, Great Limber, are working flat-out to re-open after their refit for Easter. Best of luck to them!

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Sheelanagig at Keelby Village Hall March 8th

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Come and get tickets for the latest Lincs Rural Touring extravaganza at Keelby Hall - on March 8th the band Sheelanagig will play mad-cap music in the Balkan style! A grand evening is guaranteed. We also have tickets to sell for a St Patrick's Night Ceilidh at Great Limber Village hall on March 22nd. We'll all be there dancing - come and enjoy the crack!

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Keelby Panto

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The Keelby panto this year is Robinson Crusoe - it's really good! Best of luck to all the cast & crew, who have worked really hard!

Monday, 13 January 2014

Fame at Last!

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The Grimsby Telegraph featured Keelby Village Stores in an article "Know Your Newsagent" on January 7th. We're famous, folks!

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Cadbury Creme Eggs

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We have just set up our Cadbury Creme Egg dump bin, and we were amused to see the list of ingredients printed at the top of the display. The last sentence contains allergy advice in heavy print: "May contain eggs." We kind of hope they do!!

Thursday, 2 January 2014

It's a new year here at Village Stores

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A new year, and a time to review and press ahead. We didn't expect 2013 to be so dramatic - Jayne was in hospital for her birthday, and after a dreadfully cold Winter/Spring we had a glorious Summer/Autumn and a late surge of sales in December! The new year should see the Limber pub re-opening with a fantastic new management team... things are on the up!