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Mayoral Baby Boys AW15
Mayoral Baby Boys Autumn Winter 2015

Well it’s late on Sunday evening and we’ve had a lovely day, but unfortunately not found the time to add any more of the new Mayoral Autumn Winter 2015 collection to the website. The one and only issue I have with being an independent retailer is that you just never seem to have enough hours in the day to do everything. Time at the shop is spent with customers, merchandising, window displays, stock taking, cleaning etc etc etc. When it comes round to working on our website, it just never seems to get off the bottom of the to-do-list. I often think the easy answer is to work on it at home. Well, that was the plan today, but it just hasn’t happened.

The days started with me remember I hadn’t displayed a “deliberate mistake” in the shop window. This is one of a number of events the Gullane Games Committee as us shop keepers to participate in each year. Kids (and adults!) wander round all the shops in the village, spotting the mistakes in the windows. Some of the shops go to great lengths and the kids love it. So, mine is in place now, but I’d better not divulge what it is, just in case!

Then quick trip to the store for a few bits for lunch and back home for coffee, washing, ironing and a catch up on a few financial matters via internet banking. Then, most exciting, phone call to Virgin Atlantic to reserve seats for our holiday next summer. I’d been watching the availability on the Virgin Atlantic website and just this morning flights were released for our chosen departure date – yippee! I have to say the people at the Virgin Atlantic Flying Club are fab – before my phone call it all seemed rather complicated, but they were able to quickly work out the best option for us.

After lunch we hotfooted it up to Haddington to spend the afternoon with Spatz & Co, a 5 piece band playing a great selection of blues, ballads and classics from the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. What a great show – our friend Roy Mac leads the band, but they are all equally talented with no less than 15 instruments shared among the group. Looking forward to hearing more from Spatz & Co again soon.

Monday may be Mayoral day, and I’ll get a little more stock loaded onto the website, but then again if the sun is shining I may be persuaded to head towards the golf course and leave website updates until I’m back at the shop on Tuesday.  We’ll see!

E.  x

PS Just love the wee chap in the pic, showing off his gorgeous green Mayoral cord trousers. I couldn’t believe Mayoral took some of the pics for their brochure at this beautiful house in North Berwick!