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Jayanti Thakrar is happy that Chorleywood Newsagents has opened its doors again thanks to Harshik Patel who took over the shop recently. Jayanti (aka Jinty) celebrated his retirement at a West London Indian restaurant before Christmas - a bash that ended up with Jinty and friends, including Hitesh of Parade Pharmacy, busting some bhangra moves. We are still trying to get hold of the photographic evidence and haven’t given up yet
Jinty had been running the Lower Road business for 32 years. Harshik, who owns A&E Newsagents (Formerly S&S) in Main Parade will carry slightly different stock at CW Newsagents from the shop in Main Parade.
Chorleywood Bookshop on air
Morag Watkins of Chorleywood Bookshop let local radio listeners into her latest reading secrets and tips when she was featured as book expert on the Nick Coffer show on BBC Three Counties Radio last Monday. Tune in to her next slot on Monday 24 Feb from 12 noon on BBC3CR 95.5FM/103.8FM DAB or online at www.bbc.co.uk/threecountiesradio
Our Neck of the Woods
Purple Hedgehog’s Welcome signs are ideal for Chorleywooders’ doors so they say. Mmm. Which one exactly PH? From their shop in Lower Road or online at www.thepurplehedgehog.co.uk
Sign of the Times
Who remembers Parris’ shop then? The retro sign was revealed when Sathees Tharma was setting up canopies for his new fruit and veg stall on the Post Office forecourt. A few passers by who saw the sign reminisced about previous businesses on the site and one person recalled a tea garden at the front of the shop prior to Parris’ time. Any more memories? Let us know. Satheesh is currently donating a percentage of his sales of fruit, veg and flowers sold at his market style stall to Chorleywood Primary School.
Gusto Deli are selling their impressive high table and chairs. The legions of you who remembered to get a kitchen extension in time for Christmas but forgot the island should probably go and inquire as a matter of some urgency.
Huge congratulations to the staff and customers of Little Beans Cafe who raised £312 for our local Home Start Charity.
We do, of course, have pictures of the official cheque handover ceremony, but Emma from Home Start seems so at home at the Little Beans chalk board, it seemed a shame not to show this one too.
This one speaks for itself.
Jayanti and his wife Indira will be retiring from their Chorleywood Newsagents on Christmas day after 32 years in their shop. Whilst it’s good news for them, they will be sorely missed by all their customers. Fortunately they are staying put and we can hope to see them out and about in Chorleywood as Jayanti says ‘ … I will still see everybody. I’m going to play golf, swim,walk, spend more time with the grandchildren, join the U3A…”
Because it is utterly true that you can never have too many LBD’s during the party season, Number One Boutique in the Main Parade is on hand to ensure we never run out. If you don’t know what a LBD is, then it is quite possible this post is not for you
We’re loving the rustic wicker baskets Budgens have introduced to display their veggies. Very Country Living, very Chorleywood.
Garden looking a bit waterlogged? Pansies, primulas, ivies, conifers, skimmias heathers are perfect for winter hanging baskets or patio pots. Andrew Fleming Florist will soon be selling trays of plants in bulk online with special monthly offers.
Poores still have baskets on sale (wicker or coated wire) so it’s all on the doorstep, possibly quite literally and if this weather carries on you won’t even need to water them.
OK, so we all know about the Chorleywood Breadmaking process but hands up who knew about the Chorleywood Burger Making process.
The Peppermill have teamed up with JJ May and now serve steak burgers made with JJ May’s special recipe – 100% steak burgers with combinations of gourmet toppings served with crisp salad and a choice of French fries or sweet potato chips. Best thing since sliced bread?
The nights may definitely be drawing in but it’s not all bad news. Gusto Deli is now serving dinner every Thursday, Friday and Saturday and open until 9:30 pm. The new Dine In menu has small platter dishes, daily specials board, and fresh seafood added to the sandwiches and salads menu.
Rootz Coffee Lounge now has an alcohol licence and permission to open in the evenings. The Peppermill have a host of music nights planned between now and Christmas. Artists entertaining diners include Mick Flinn, Chris Baker, Craig Joiner and John Hooper.The Black Horse are now doing Tapas nights once a month and starting Steak nights every Tuesday from mid November and there’s a gangster themed Halloween party planned for 1 November.
Morgan’s Deli have had so many requests for gluten-free cakes that they have commissioned a special free-from Venetian carrot cake which has been declared delicous by non allergy sufferers too. Gluten-free cookies also available.
There’s a magician hanging about.
If that’s still not enough to tempt you to eat out, Rootz Brasserie are now serving Sunday brunch again and lunch with a flourish presenting table top magic with Steve Rowe on the first Sunday of each month and The Black Horse are serving breakfast daily from 8.30am – 11.30am with hot drinks, breakfast baps, muffins and Danish pastries to take away or eat in and there’s the option of a full English inside too.
Pets at No 1 are on the ball with their buying. The pet shop/groomer in Little Chalfont has a brilliant new toy in stock that’s fast turning into a best seller and bound to liven up dog walking on the Common.…It’s a mini cannon that fires tennis balls up to 30ft for the dog to fetch and designed for hands-free pick up of the slobbery ball too. Single tennis ball included and a slot for storing an extra ball..Meant for the kids really but we predict Dads will be borrowing it. K9 Kannon