After a harrowing Halloween trip to Ireland where I suffered from salmonella poisoning (don’t ask) and haunted house trauma ,it’s relief to be back in the store and get unpacking and sorting through all the new stock for Christmas. The Halloween milestone for us in store really is the starting line for the Christmas run and time to reflect on what we ordered and hope we got it right. New to the shelves this week are the hand embroidered hankies made by a women’s group in Bulgaria which come in their own little box with lid, and also a massive order from Savon de Marseilles who produce the gorgeous patchouli and black jasmine soaps, hand balms, candles, diffusers and room sprays. This brand sold out before Christmas last year so I have stocked up so there’s plenty to go round. Looking at the dates for my special Christmas friend’s night and am going for Thursday 4th December so put it in your diary now.