Turners of Marlow

Turners of Marlow
7 Station Road, Marlow, Bucks

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Snowy Merry Christmas wishes

Well, what a week its been. The Marlow snow-scape is stunning and its great to feel festive. The cold weather has been great for Turners with customers needing hats, gloves, fleeces, jackets and snow-proof boots. We also had a flurry of internet sales leading up to Christmas and are very excited about building up the internet business next year. Travel has been challenging to say the least, but the great British resolve shone through. The best story we heard was of the shoppers stranded overnight at John Lewis in High Wycombe. They were looked after in the bed department. What great PR! & why didn't that great story make the main news.

We are so looking forward to relaxing into Christmas Eve and to see Imogen opening her presents. Imi has made a chocolate lolly pop for Santa and wants to give Rudolph a whole bunch of carrots and Santa a big glass of wine. It would be great if Rudolph left hoof prints in the snow this year.

David Lynda and Imogen would like to wish you a Snowy Merry Christmas and heartfelt wishes for a new year of Peace and understanding for our global world.

Friday, 11 December 2009

It’s A Baby

The Holy Trinity performance of It’s A Baby yesterday evening to parents and grandparents was wonderful. Every key stage 1 child (age 5-7) was involved and Imi was one of several narrators. Imi said her lines very clearly, even though she was sniffly with cold and croaky with cough. At the closing song, Imi’s forcefully quick shaking of her maraca with a very serious little face seemed to say “hurry up and finish, I've had enough”. The little tiff on stage between two angels was priceless!

Glasses of Mulled Wine & Late Night Shopping

We had dry weather this year for Marlow’s late night shopping event and there was even a bit of a buzz in the air. It’s a good opportunity for us to show our appreciation to our regular customers and to meet some new ones along the way. Barbara Turner’s homemade mulled wine was even more delicious this year and the aroma filled the shop with Christmas spirit (no pun intended).

Friday, 27 November 2009


We visited my sister Jane and husband Martin in Cheshire last weekend. We were really impressed with our tour of the new Cheshire Contemporary Arts building where Jane is a Principle Lecturer & Martin is Programme Leader for Creative Music Production. (www.mmu.ac.uk/ (go to toMMU opens new state of the art building). Two of Jane's dedicated students had slept in the theatre space overnight working on a project & the recording studios were amazing. - a world away from Turners. Imi had a great time making finger puppets with Jane, fun on the xylophone and meeting Bev & John's velevety soft greyhounds.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009


Went skiing with Matthew English to the Snow Centre at Hemel Hempstead. Brilliant skiing on real snow. We were lucky to go in the week so not too busy. It was great fun and really hope we can get to the mountains next year. Chocolate cookie and the cup of costas not bad either. Thanks for the recommendation Thalia.

Friday, 30 October 2009


Our website www.turners75.co.uk went live yesterday. Our designer Mark Osbourn has worked through the night over the last couple of weeks to meet the launch deadline. Thanks Mark! and David and I are all websited out too. (You should see the state of Imi's playroom and the house for that matter - no distractions, especially tidying up for the last few weeks). Now the structure of the site is in place we will enjoy tweaking and enhancing it. Next job the dreaded metatags......

Monday, 14 September 2009


Planned to go running this morning or ride my bike - did neither. Planned not to have any wine before Friday - given in by 6 o'clock Monday. I must get fit, I must get fit, I must get fit......

Still not much competition from Lynda, she dressed in her running gear to jog to the Postbox the long way round - about 100 yards. David

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Back to Work

After a lovely holiday in France, Imogen starts back at school tomorrow and I MUST concentrate on our Website!

We stayed in Mirepoix near Toulousse with the lovely Purcell family for our first week, then camped with our friends the Reed family in Fouesnant Brittany the second week. Tres Bon