Monthly Archives: November 2013

Abingdon Scouts and Guides Christmas Post – Only 20p Per Card

Thanks to Tom for sending me a reminder about the Scouts and Guides Christmas Post. At 20p per card it beats the competitors by a long long way.

You just drop your cards and money in the white boxes provided – like the one pictured at Charity Christmas Cards in the Bear Room at the Guildhall.

The Scouts, Guides, and other helpers do the rest. They collect the cards from all the white boxes, sort them in their own temporary sorting office, and the deliverers make sure they get to the correct address.

Giraffes at Tesco Supermarkets

Tesco has been transforming itself.

For some time they have added specialist delicatessen, butcher, bakery and fish counters.

More recently they have opened separate shops within their big shop for pharmacies, opticians, travel agents, mobile phones, and shoes menders.

Tesco have even added wood fittings to give their trolley shelters a more natural look.

Recently they bought a Giraffe to win their battle with the other big supermarket chains.

Giraffes are being added close to lots of Tesco supermarkets including the one in Abingdon.

The Giraffe restaurant opens on 2nd Dec.

Tesco bought family friendly, London trendy, restaurant chain, Giraffe for £48.6m back in March.

The Week in Abingdon – starting 25th November 2013 – in Shop Posters

The blood donor service are at Abingdon United FC on Tuesday. They always like to see new blood.

There is one of those famous Terry Pratchett plays at the Unicorn.

Mandy Knight is headlining the Out of Bounds Comedy on Thursday at the Guildhall. She looks good on Youtube.

The European School have their Christmas Fair on Saturday. It will also be a chance to visit their chapel which is open for the event. Same day as the Christmas Extravaganza.

There is also a Christmas Fayre at Our Lady’s School. That is usually a good event. Same day as the Christmas Extravaganza.

That same evening Abingdon Town Band have a concert at the Guildhall.

In town today: Local Excellence, DIY Christmas Wreaths, Handbell ringing, and Sleeping outside Connexions

In town this morning, at the Local Excellence Market, there were two young ladies who have their own company, called Rainbow Lane. They sell a wide variety of crochet, and were also part of the much larger group that yarn bombed Abingdon earlier this year.

Added Ingredients have a fine display of il Panettone and other Italian Cake – enjoyed usually at Christmas and New Year.

Meanwhile down Bury Street, The Abingdon Flower Club have been in the Community Shop for the last week giving people of all ages the opportunity to make their own Floral Christmas Decorations.

In St Helens Church there was a Christmas Fair with stalls, a very exciting raffle, and Handbell ringing.

Out in the cold, somebody has taken up residence in the porch of the closed down Connexions, job advice service for young people. They are keeping the area tidy using a dustpan and broom.