Thursday, 30 September 2010


I've just read the following on an Internet forum. This is the administrator, what chance have the guests got? I will have to go to the bathroom!

"Have you heard of Dogging? I had not heard this term before. When I was at my mum's the other day she was telling me that they are going to close the cafe and picnic area on the Hogs Back on the A31 in Surrey. My sister uses the Hogs Back to go to work in Guildford. Couples are parking there and using the fields off the lay-by for sexual activity night and day. Apparently they call the people who do this Doggers, and the practice is known as Dogging. The council is thinking of closing the cafe and the picnic area and putting some bulls in the fields instead. I think they should put cameras and get the people's car number plates and publish them in the newspapers and shame them. It seems a shame and grossly unfair to close the cafe and picnic area because of these people."

I bet the bulls are delighted. Hahahahaha.

Monday, 27 September 2010


Crusty old Geordie man passed the shop today and remarked: "£200 for a f---*!* painting, I 'ad our lounge done for less than that."
"In oils?" I asked.
"No, he filled the oils in before he painted," came the reply.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Jam shop

Woman to child outside my shop today: "Come here it's only a jam shop."
After three weeks building up an art gallery, crafts, jewellery, books, speciality foods etc, it's only a "jam shop".
Mothers are now banned for their own safety.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Coach driver chaos

To the lady coach driver who went up our cobbled Main Street yesterday, congratulations. There is a large sign at the bottom saying "No Coaches", but I did notice she was from Wales! Well done, and no reports of shop fronts being demolished!

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Bronte Media Services

It seems natural that all we do at Bronte Media Services is integrated into our Village Shop, so we will be offering all our publishing and writing services, poster design, CV writing, and much more, in the shop.
Local news, views, perhaps even small classified ads, will be going on line in the blog.
Let's see how Haworth's own media centre evolves, I'm sure there is much we can do to extend the services of our shop beyond the shop door!

Thursday, 9 September 2010

The shop

Well, we have opened, and been inundated with interest. Thank you.
The shop web site will be updated as soon as possible, it is HERE
I have been amazed at the artistic talent which has come forward. Don't forget, we are a shop for the village and the tourists who are so much a part of the village.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

The Haworth Village Shop

At last we have a base in the village. The Village Shop at 19 Main Street will double as a visible base for Bronte Media Services and a traditional shop where locals and tourists can find all things, Yorkshire, nostalgic, artistic, creative and a few other things as well!
I've met a lot of people so far and it's been a pleasure. As I've always said, the media and publishing business is the people business. Without you we would not exist.
I look forward to seeing many more of you in the coming months and years.