Our festive season always begins with Stroud's Goodwill Evening which took place this year on Friday December the 2nd. As is often the case, we were the last shop standing, saying goodnight to our last customers at 20 minutes to Eleven... And boy - what a showstopper of a night it was!
We had planned to close for fifteen minutes before the evening began with the hope of grabbing a quick bite to eat - but no chance...before I had the chance to hang up the 'Back In 15 Minutes' sign on the door, the shop was full again on both floors.
And it was packed until I gently eased the last few on to the empty High Street...
And now, we're in the glorious throes of the run up to Christmas. There is a palpable sense of anticipation and excitement in the store as more and more customers arrive for their Christmas fix.
And there are some wonderful things heading toward the stockings and trees of homes around the planet.
Luckily for those who are unable to make their way to Stroud, Time Online, our online store is open 24/7 and available to everyone, wherever they may be.
Our High Street store is now open every day until late on Christmas Eve - so if you can't make it in through the week, we're open on Sunday too from 1-4.