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Our World — local economy

Let the countdown begin.

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Ok kids, there’s four weekends until Christmas; we are at the start of loopy season comrades. That means four weekends to get presents for everyone, put up your trees and generally start to enjoy the prospect of drinking mulled wine and eating mince pies with a wild abandon akin to your last meal. That’s just me then? Right. I’m not even sorry.                   Addressing the first issue is on my priority list today, shopping for gifts. Of course, I want you all to come here and clear us out of stock, but...

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Guest Blogging: The Bedford Clanger

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Hello everyone!   I'm back from Berlin and planning a little run down of that for you all later in the week, but first I wanted to share that the lovely folk at The Bedford Clanger have allowed me to guest blog for them this week.    I decided to have a chat with one of our great designers, Jade Hibbert, who makes truly gorgeous jewellery right here in Bedford.    Have a read of the piece here at their site...   http://thebedfordclanger.wordpress.com/   Please excuse me whilst I go and do my happy dance...  

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Kind words

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Isn't it nice when you hear good things being said about you? I could pretend to be modest here, a humble brag if you will, but I don't care, Bedford Blog and Board recently visited us and wrote a really lovely post about it.      Knowing that someone appreciates what we do here in the shop is a great feeling. Shopping locally isn't as easy an option as it used to be but it's something we should all be looking to try to do more often. Supporting independent retailers, restaurants and initiatives makes a huge difference to local economy....

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Bedford River Festival 2014

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  With the much anticipated River Festival nearly upon us preparations are full steam ahead here at Boutique Planet HQ.    Jo and Nick will be in attendance with our pop up shop along the river near the bridge. Make sure you pop along and say hello, we'll have plenty of pretty pieces to keep you browsing for ages! Clare will be at our shop for when you want a break from the hustle and bustle of the river banks.    We can't wait to see the floats in the parade and the huge firework display in the evening, we...

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Shop Local this Christmas

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Please support your local Independents this Christmas and you'll not only be giving your loved ones something much more personal and unique but you'll help to keep the Independent retailers in business. When you visit an Independent local business... You keep more money in your local economy You celebrate the uniqueness of your community You support local jobs You help the environment You encourage community You benefit from local expertise You invest in entrepreneurship You make your community a destination Even if you're adamant that you'll be doing all your shopping online this Christmas, check first to see if your...

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