The Barnaby’s Book Club will kick off their year by discussing what they thought of “The Muse” by Jessie Burton – internationally bestselling author of “The Miniaturist”. Amazon says that “The Muse” brilliantly realises the story of two young women – a Caribbean immigrant in 1960s London and a bohemian woman in 1930s Spain – and the powerful mystery that ties them together.
Barnaby’s Book Club will meet in The Brickmakers, Swanmore, at 7.30pm on Thursday 24th January. Come along and join in!
That’s it. We’re off for Christmas and New Year. Barnaby’s will be back at 9am on Friday 4th January, with lots of yummy detox ideas from our friends at inspiremefit.com. We very much look forward to seeing you then. Meanwhile, we wish you and your families a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
Now a firm favourite on the village calendar, the Christmas Tree Festival is a fabulous festive event. Barnaby’s is pleased to support it with special extended opening hours and some yummy festive offers.
We’ll be open all day on Saturday, through to 4pm. At lunchtime, we will be serving a choice of warm carrot & coriander soup or tomato & basil, both served with a freshly-baked bread roll for just £3.50. Our gingerbread latte & gingerbread man offer has already been very popular, and now there’s a cranberry & pistachio biscotti to enjoy too!
If you are planning to be in the village on Saturday, come and have lunch with us before you enjoy the Christmas tree display, or pop in during the afternoon for a cuppa.
Our recent Facebook poll revealed that you got jolly excited about gingerbread lattes and gingerbread men, so we’ve combined the two in one yummy special Christmas offer! All through December, you’ll be able to enjoy a velvety gingerbread latte and a delicious gingerbread man, for just £2.50. It does not get any more Christmassy than that! Missed the poll? Head to facebook.com/swanmorecoffee and have your say.
We also noticed that our friends at Bishops Waltham Country Market have just delivered some rather fabulous cranberry & pistachio biscotti…
At midday today, Mike Holubinka was drawn as the winner of the photo competition we have been running all through November, in aid of the DECs relief effort following the Indonesian tsunami.
Mike correctly chose the location of a photo taken by one of our regular volunteers – Berty Ferrone. The answer was Mudeford Quay in Dorset, and the winning ticket was chosen by Bertys grandson Oliver!
As a result of Bertys generosity and the donations you made today, we will be sending over £100 to the DEC next week. Thank you.
Barnaby’s success is very heavily dependent on the wonderful volunteers who work here every day. Whether you do an hour a month, a shift every week, or you are one of our active Team Leaders, we’d like to thank you for your hard work this year… in style!
If you have volunteered at any time this year, you and your family are invited to join us in Barnaby’s at 6pm on Sunday 2nd December. You’ll be enjoying a little glass of something sparkly, and some warm festive nibbles. Soft drinks will be available too. Let us know you intend to come along by completing the form below. We look forward to seeing you all.
Our friends at Swanmore Sunday Club are putting on a rather fabulous Light Party for 3-12 year olds, and the tickets are now available at Barnaby’s. We know this one is going to be busy, because there will be singing, games, craft, food and fun! The theme is Bugs & Butterflies, with prizes for the best dressed.
The Light Party will be in St.Barnabas Church on Wednesday 31st October from 4pm to 6pm. If you’re a mum, you’ll be pleased to know you can grab a takeaway coffee from Barnaby’s on you way there…
“Cuppa & Colour” is a fun way for your kids to get stuck in to a little bit of creativity in a lovely safe environment. All this week, Barnaby’s will have drawing ideas available for the U10’s, while you sit back and enjoy a nice velvety coffee and some free wifi!
What will you do with your new found freedom? Read a book? Catch up with friends? Launch a new business? Either way, you’ll find drawings and pencils ready for little ones when you get here. Pin their creations up on the noticeboard to win a prize at the end of the week! We look forward to seeing you all.
There are a few unclaimed prizes from our birthday prize draw last week. If you could not make the party, check your pockets to see if one of the tickets we drew was yours. If so, pop in to Barnaby’s and collect your prize! The unclaimed tickets are:
You still have a bamboo travel mug, box of yummy choccies, the BBC Good Food book on baking, and a Sainsbury’s seaside tray to choose from! Prizes will be available in Barnaby’s until Saturday 20th October.
Barnaby’s will be four years old this week. It is a great opportunity to thank all of the wonderful volunteers, team leads, suppliers and customers who make it happen.
So this week, anyone who orders a tea or a coffee will be given a free raffle ticket. Prizes will be drawn during a little celebration, in Barnaby’s, on Saturday 13th October at 1130. If you can not make it on Saturday, the winning tickets will be displayed here on barnabys.coffee and on the big screen in Barnaby’s for one week.