The month of August is very much holiday time, whether you’re jet setting off somewhere exotic or prefer a ‘staycation’ in the English countryside! For those of us not vacating the British Isles, this time of the year always sees a plethora of festivals – some of them local to the stores too. Kicking off with the quintessentially British Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace this weekend (2rd - 5th) only a stone's throw from our Yarnton store. Come on over if you’re in the area and fancy a taste of the country. The bank holiday weekend hosts the Reading Festival - just up the road from Three Mile Cross for those of you who want to 'rock'. On the same weekend is something for everyone – and near to the Oxford stores – Big Feastival is the perfect mix of music and food, just inside the Cotswolds in an idyllic setting. So something for all this August!
If you’re not throwing some shapes at a festival in Reading or the Cotswolds at the end of the month at least you have the August bank holiday to look forward to (29th August). Traditionally this is a rainy one but we’re hoping the sun has still got his hat on! In the stores you’ll find everything you’ll need to help you enjoy the break, from sunglasses, sun-creams and everything for a great British BBQ (including umbrellas of course...)
With holidays in mind we thought this months prize draw may be right up your street. We’ve teamed up with our friends at Cadbury to give you a chance of winning family tickets to Cadbury World. Just pop to the prize draw section to find out how.
Keeping with the summer spirit our free giveaway this months is a mini tub of Jude’s Strawberries and Cream Ice Cream. Now, this is truly delicious and has that summer flavour too. To get your hands on one by downloading your voucher when you log in.
Enjoy, and have a great month.
See you in store.