It’s all going to go a bit Welsh at the end of this month, in celebration of St. David’s Day and the Welsh Eisteddfod.
In Welsh culture, an Eisteddfod is a festival of literature, music and performance. The tradition dates back to the 12th century, when a festival of poetry and music was held by Rhys ap Gruffydd at his court in Cardigan. He invited poets and musicians from all over Wales, and a seat at his top table was awarded to the best of them. It is a tradition that prevails in the modern day Eisteddfod.
We won’t be going that far, but we will have rousing Welsh hymns, lots of castles to look at, and yummy Welsh cakes on offer! So, anyone know what Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau means…?
In continuation of our Valentines Day theme, this Saturday will be a Charity Awareness Day for the British Heart Foundation. Half of our takings on the day will be sent to the BHF, along with the contents of the red tin by the till. Please give what you can.
BHF’s vision is a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. They fund research to keep hearts beating and blood flowing.
Love is in the air next week, so it’s “Buy One, Get One Free” in Barnaby’s on Friday! Just come on in with your wife, husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, running buddy, someone else’s wife, their Scrabble partner etc etc, and we’ll pay for their hot drink.
Displayed on the wall will be a selection of Marie Kennards fabulous Valentines wreaths.
As part of our ongoing support for charities with a connection to the Village, we will be holding a Charity Awareness Day on Saturday for Trinity Winchester. 50% of our takings on the day will be given to this incredible venture, along with the money from the tin by the till.
Trinity Winchester addresses the effects of homelessness and vulnerability through specialist practical and emotional support. Theses effects can include addiction, physical and mental ill health, poverty, social isolation and domestic abuse. More at trinitywinchester.org.uk.
After successful trial ‘drop-in’ sessions with the Meon Valley Neighbourhood Watch last year, we will be welcoming them back on Thursday 23rd January from 10am to midday. This is your opportunity to:
- ask about current initiatives in the Meon Valley
- raise concerns about recent events near you
- propose or discuss ideas that Neighbourhood Watch could get involved in to help improve security near you
Find out more about the Meon Valley Neighbourhood Watch team on their Facebook page at facebook.com/MeonValleyNHW, or just pop in to Barnaby’s on Thursday morning for a coffee and a chat.
Barnaby’s will be back at 10am on Saturday 4th January, with a rather fabulous new look. Come along and see what we have been up to over the festive break, then tell us what you think over a coffee!
We look forward to seeing you all this Saturday.
Barnaby’s is now closed until 10am on Saturday 4th January 2020. We wish all our wonderful customers, suppliers, Team Leaders and volunteers a happy and peaceful festive season.
We’ll be back in the New Year with a great new look, and a new environmentally-friendly way to enjoy your coffee. See you then.
Barnaby’s will be helping you to celebrate Christmas with free mince pies all this week! So, simply order a hot drink (tea or coffee), and you’ll receive a yummy mince pie in place of your normal complimentary coffee biscuit!
Plus, we have our special festive offer of a gingerbread latte and a gingerbread man for just £2.50. Happy Christmas everyone.
December is here! To help us all get in the mood for Christmas, Barnaby’s now has a number of new festive specials available for you to enjoy:
- yummy gingerbread latte and a gingerbread man for just £2.50
- individual gingerbread man for just 40p
- new festive flavoured biscotti
During Christmas week, all Barnaby’s visitors will be able to enjoy a free mince pie in place of our normal complimentary coffee biscuits. Take your mind off all that shopping – come on in and enjoy a little festive treat or two with your friends!