New Opening Hours and Covid update ….. again

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Following the announcement on Thursday that lock down will end on Wednesday 2nd December and North Tyneside will be in Tier 3, Happy Planet will be re-opening on Thursday 3rd December.

Our new Christmas opening times will be as follows:

  • Monday – Closed
  • Tuesday 9am to 5pm
  • Wednesday 9am to 5pm (plus additional bookable evening slots Book Here )
  • Thursday 9am to 5pm (plus additional bookable evening slots Book Here )
  • Friday 9am to 5pm
  • Saturday 9am to 5pm
  • Sunday 10am to 4pm

While we are re-opening I will maintain the previous rules we had in effect. These are in place to protect customers, Geoff and myself and are as follows:

  • Masks/face coverings are still required.
  • I will allow one person or household group of no more than 4 people in at any time one time.
  • If you need to wait outside please maintain social distancing.

Safe Shopping Slots

I have re-instated the safe shopping slots on Wednesday and Thursday evenings where you can book a 30 minute slot for yourself/family group as above. I am asking for a deposit for these, but it is returned on the evening to you. Book Here

Click and Collect

I will continue to offer click and collect, so if you feel happier shopping that way we will still be there for you. Shop Now

  • The orders will be turned around the day they arrive (except for Monday).
  • You order will be ready for collection within an hour of placing it.
  • Can I ask customers who do place click and collect orders to collect as soon as you can, as we don’t have a lot of space to store packaged orders.

Need any Help ?

If you need any help I am available via text 07752356880 or email or you can find all of the most frequently asked questions on the front page of the website.

Small Business Saturday

Anyone who has followed or shopped with us over time may have noticed we don’t indulge Black Friday. We also rarely have special offers and have had never had a sale. The reason for this is that we sell hand made goods by artists who work very hard to make a living. Our goods are not made under slave conditions in China or elsewhere and cannot be re-ordered at the drop of a hat from a warehouse. I think out prices are fair and I know our quality is excellent and our style unique.

If you heard my interview on the radio last week you would have heard me talk about the importance of small independent businesses to our communities and high street. Because we are small and lean we are able to adapt and change to meet the needs of our customers and community. Next Saturday is the annual celebration of everything great about all small independent business. I hope you will all show one small business some support that day, as this year has been crushing for many.

I apologise for not having a list of lovely links for you, but I just can’t find the time at the moment, with the demands of running the shop, study and working my way through my list of commissions. I shall do my best to create a Christmas one though.

New Fair trade Stock

The photo shows a sample of some of the new items that arrived yesterday. The sisal baskets are lovely and quite big, they will be priced at £10.99. The cloth boxes are delightful and will be £6.99. The wooden boxes are fabulous with screen printed lids ranging from £6.99 to £9.99. They are not yet on the website, but will be before Thursday.

Stay Safe & Well

Gail Curry


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