Hello Beautiful,

Happy Friday! We have been super busy squirrelling away again at the shop. Our Harry Potter range has expanded wider than Aunt Marge's waistline and we are super excited for all the things we have planned over the next few months. The new wands have been flying off the shelves faster than you can say 'Wingardium Leviosa', and we are having enquiries every day about other items to stock, so we are doing our best to source all these items so your Wizarding dreams can come true.

We have some amazing news to share! We have been nominated as one of the Top 5 Best Gift Shops in Skipton by The Skipton Press! Thank you so very much for including us on this list. We've worked hard to establish ourselves in Skipton since we opened in 2016, and as we head towards our 2nd birthday we are so proud of everything we have achieved so far, and looking forward to what the future holds for LMSB. We couldn't have done it without all our loyal customers, so thank you!

Zoë and I are both in the shop today – she's working on her accounts upstairs and I'm manning the shop and writing up this news blog, and some other stories to tell you. We've just had a brew and whilst blasting out the tunes, realised TOMORROW is National Tea Day!

National Tea Day is observed in the UK every year on 21 April to celebrate the drinking of tea. It is celebrated in tea rooms, hotels, pubs and cafés through special events, and charitable fundraising events held across the country, with some tea brands offering promotions in national newspapers throughout the week.

In conjunction with this fantastic celebration of our favourite beverage, we are also getting in on the promotions and offering 10% OFF all our tea mugs online with code 'MAKEUSABREW'. Get kettle on and treat yourself to a new beverage receptacle, and share your pics of you enjoying your lovely cuppa on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag LMSBrewtiful! Check out our insta feed today to see mine and Zoë's choices. We would love to see you enjoying a cuppa in your fave mug!

Zoë's been working on a few special wedding stationery sets, including some absolutely gorgeous luxury invitations, in her own inimitable way. We often get enquiries about doing wedding stationery or design work in the style of items found on Pinterest, Google or even lifted off other Facebook company pages. With International Intellectual Property Day coming up on April 26th, we will be writing a special blog feature about why this isn't appropriate and why any good designer will never copy someone else's work verbatim (and why Zoë doesn't allow photographs to be taken of her work displayed in her office!)

We also enjoyed a beautiful day off in the sun yesterday – which was unexpectedly lovely. More of this please!

That's all folks, looking forward to seeing your National Tea Day pics!

Lots of love,


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