REFLECTIONS OF A SHOPKEEPER — zero waste

REFLECTIONS OF A SHOPKEEPER - Shop Local: Your High Street Needs You!

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REFLECTIONS OF A SHOPKEEPER - Shop Local: Your High Street Needs You!

REFLECTIONS OF A SHOPKEEPER  Well are we excited for what we hope is going to be an awesome weekend! Bowhouse Market is on today and tomorrow from 10 - 4pm so if fancy a trip out that's an absolute stunning part of Fife to visit.  However, guess what else is kicking off today? #FiverFest We've all been working so hard getting together some incredible deals for you. I'm not going to lie. The past month or so has been challenging. The high street has been really unpredictable with people off visiting or saving up for holidays. It's absolutely fabulous to...

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REFLECTIONS OF A SHOPKEEPER - I've got 99 problems

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REFLECTIONS OF A SHOPKEEPER - I've got 99 problems

REFLECTIONS OF A SHOPKEEPER  Anyone else feel like this? ✋https://bit.ly/3dcyFaK I debated whether to post this article because I didn't want anyone to feel overwhelmed. But equally I think it's also really important to recognise the reality of our current situation, and what is possible as we progress on our respective journeys to Zero Waste. A conversation this week with a customer about a well known postal laundry pod service reminded me about the amount of greenwashing that big businesses still undertake (and have enormous marketing budgets with which to do so). In real terms there is nothing ethical, sustainable...

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REFLECTIONS OF A SHOPKEEPER - We are clever but not wise

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REFLECTIONS OF A SHOPKEEPER - We are clever but not wise

REFLECTIONS OF A SHOPKEEPER This is a strange memory to have popped up for me this week. It was the first year that I met Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, in my former role as Marshal of the Flags for the Commonwealth Observance.  It was in this role that I was privileged enough to hear Sonia Ghandi, Dr Dambisa Moyo, Annie Lennox OBE, Dame Jane Goodall and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie speak. All Inspirational Women who have given and achieved so much in their specialist fields. All Women who had a profound impact on me.  But it was the words of...

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REFLECTIONS OF A SHOPKEEPER - THE ETHICAL THING ABOUT MUSHROOMS - 3 JAN 2021

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REFLECTIONS OF A SHOPKEEPER - THE ETHICAL THING ABOUT MUSHROOMS - 3 JAN 2021

REFLECTIONS OF A SHOPKEEPER This was an interesting little find today so I thought I'd share it with you. I've been rearranging the pantry again. Yes, it seems to happen in our own house almost as frequently as it happens in the shop (my poor husband ). In doing so I came across these plastic wrapped dried porchini mushrooms. So you see, no we aren't perfect either, but that isn't the point. I remember when these came into our lives. Will had taken the boys for a walk some time last year and stopped by a local cafe. He didn't...

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Reflections of a Shopkeeper - Lockdown Begins - 20 March 2020

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Yesterday was a strange day. Strange in a positive way. Strange in a negative way. Strange in a constructive way. Strange in a disheartening way. But also a joy and a pleasure. Why? Because it was real. Because it was raw. Because it was honest in a way that we rarely see these days. We spend so much time presenting and projecting. Persuading others that we are OK when we aren't. Convincing ourselves that we don't need any help. Conveying what we think others want to see. Yesterday was real. It was raw. Yesterday was crazy busy in the shop....

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