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We survived Christmas. On a diet of wine gums and Michael Buble. Now we're a vegetable juice and reggae only zone. Really we are. Incongruant as Ska might be to Hampshire and the Cotswolds, it's the only thing that truly cheers a winter's day.

That and the arrival of spring in big cardboard boxes. Lucy and Victoria have been on a mega buying spree and we're literally stalking the local courier drivers in expectation. So much newness heading our way.

Mostly though, Shop Ban.do. Creative Director Jen Gotch is a major IG crush and the watermelon cooler is going to be the accessory of the summer. Mark. Our. Words.

Over at Cowley Manor, Laura spent twenty minutes talking to a customer called Cath about her career and love of shopkeeping before the penny finally dropped that it was the Cath, as in Kidston. The rest of the conversation went like this:

Laura: "Oh, what was the name of your shop? I might know it."
Eponymous owner: "Oh, erm...Cath Kidston."
Laura: "Never heard of it." 

*jokes* - of course!

Back at the mothership, we took WinchQUAKE in our stride. Lucy thought it was her fridge rumbling. Rob thought it was his stomach. Not one single thing fell off the shelves. 

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