Thursday, March 17, 2011

Today is Thursday isn't it.

Today was Thursday, a day originally built for Top of the Pops. But no longer. Today was St Patrick's day and as such we celebrated by offering 10% off every book by any author with the first or last name 'Patrick'. We eventually caved and allowed a 5% discount for 'Paddy' too.
As you can imagine the crowds piling throught the door looking for Patrick O'Brian, Patrick Ness or Paddy Ashdown's autobiography kept us busy for most of the day, however we did manage to get a few more things done in between.
We've got most of the books together for Sunday's launch of the Portable Bookshop we're hoping that it'll go without too many hitches. It's a soft launch (i just wrote soft launch) so we're not expectng much, but it would be great to sell a few books and get some feedback from potential customers.
I have chosen the stories to read tomorrow morning for story and song time at the bookshop. Ulysses was finally dropped in favour of Dear Zoo. I hope the kids understand.
My back is improving and I can now lift a pile of eleven books, so if any customer wants to buy twelve books tomorrow it will be a good challenge for me. I'm sure i'll be up for it.
Next week we have a tweetup, and also a great evening with Rob White and Julie Welch which will be very popular with Spurs fans.
We have almost reached 2/3rds of our relative safety target. The strugglometer has risen by 2% today (you don't need to see it do you?), and things are certainly looking a lot brighter than they were a couple of weeks ago for the bookshop that claims to be Big and Green.
Sorry for the lack of glamour in this blog post, but to make up for it I shall list 13 cheeses that I quite like
  • Port salut
  • Cabrales
  • Gorgonzola
  • Brie de meaux
  • Stilton
  • Chevre
  • Leerdammer
  • Danish blue
  • Appleby's Cheshire
  • Parmesan (how can this not be on the list)
  • Taleggio
  • Pecorino
  • Very strong Cheddar



Jan Jones said...

I'll be at the tweet up! And I'd add Jarlsberg and Wensleydale to your list

Mr. Flay said...

And have you ever tried Blacksticks Blue?

stuttard.tempest said...

Bitterly disappointed by the poor showing of British cheeses on your list. This isn't Islington, you know.