All posts tagged: shop local

Shop Local, Support Local

The Chopping Block About Us

You’ve probably heard the £5 message a lot over the past couple of years…

If every adult in the UK spent £5 each week in their local shops and businesses (instead of online, at the supermarket or with big multinationals), it would be worth £13.5 billion going directly back into our towns.Read more

It’s our Birthday!

1 year.

One whole year to the day since we flung open our doors and found ourselves at the sharp end.

A year of laughter, hard work, an obscene amount of Cumberland sausages and a hell of a learning curve.

It’s a cliché, but if you’d have told me what we’d be facing in our first 12 months, I would’ve definitely paused a little longer before opening those doors.Read more

Pasta, My Everlasting Love

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I think pasta has a bad reputation in the UK and it breaks my heart.
We’ve all eaten those sad Tuna Pasta Bakes with far too little sauce and far too much rubbery cheddar on the top, or that mass produced Mac’n’Cheese which tastes only of flour.Read more

We’re 6 Months Old!

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There’s a little corner shop in New Squares that, about 7 months ago, had builders, plasters and plumbers coming and going all day long. Some pretty big fridges were carefully squeezed through the front doors. A fancy till system and some hefty looking counter tops made an appearance and the biggest cheese delivery we’d ever seen (well, the biggest cheese delivery we’d seen until this week).Read more