Listen to us on BBC Radio Cumbria

This morning I took part in the Kevin Fernihoughs’ BBC Radio Cumbria Biz Quiz!

As part of his show he telephones two businesses who then have to answer as many general knowledge quiz questions as they can in 30 seconds.

I was really pleased to have won this mornings quiz by getting 6 out of 6 questions right.  (I was playing against Stuart who has a vintage clothes shop in Carlisle).

If you click on the following link ( you can hear the whole show ….. or fast forward to 1:42 for the pre-amble interview with me and then 1:48 for the actual quiz. Continue reading “Listen to us on BBC Radio Cumbria”

Happy 5th Birthday – free Seasalt Jute Bag

We are five years old today!

On the 14th May 2010 I opened the shop,  at that time we were based at 68 Main Street.  Three and a half years later we moved to our new, larger premises at Packhorse Court.

I can honestly say that the time has flown by – and I have certainly learned a lot along the way!  We still focus on stocking British based brands and using companies with sound ethical production policies.

To mark the occasion and to say thank you to all our customers we are offering a FREE limited edition Seasalt jute back with every purchase over £10 (while stocks last!).

We’re going to the Keswick Mountain Festival!

Keswick Mountain festival takes place this weekend (14th to 17th May 2015) at Crow Park in Keswick.

Keswick Mountain Festival is a unique event offering a fantastic mix of outdoor activities and music. There is a varied choice of activities, events and entertainment aimed to inspire all ages and abilities. Set in one of the most beautiful parts of the Lake District landscape; it’s a family friendly festival for everyone to enjoy.

With a huge programme of activities, world class speakers, sporting events, camping and live music in the evening, there is something for every adventurer at the Keswick Mountain Festival.  Full details can be found at:

We have a trade stand in the Keswick Tourist Association Marquee in the Festival Showground  where we will be selling a range of socks!

So if you are out and about at the Festival please do pop by to say Hello!


Doris & Dude – Bamboo socks

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We are now official stockists of the Doris and Dude range of funky socks!

These fabulous socks are made from bamboo and cotton and so are wonderfully soft and easy to wear.  Doris and Dude is an ethical company who use natural products where possible.

The socks come in ladies size 3 to 7 and mens sizes 7 to 12.  We particularly love the sheep designs – perfect for Cumbria!  The mens socks with the VW campervans are also proving to be popular.

Click here to view the full range.