Read the Story of Evening Shire Below
Little Store at the Corner
The General Store is always a place of gathering and storytelling in village life. Here in Evening Shire, it is no different.
Here at the Little Store at the Corner, we stock some of your favorites. Come by and browse and say hello.
Hi we are Shaun and Fiona and we are the proprietors of the Little Shop at the Corner.
by Ruth Hymel
Shaun tapped his notebook thoughtfully with a felt-tipped pen. The pages were marked with his scribbled notes. Over the past month since his wife dubbed him amateur detective extraordinaire, he’d spent his free time interviewing the good citizens of Evening Shire. As yet he knew when the necklace went missing, that the house bore no sign of break-in, Miss Matty claimed she admired the necklace at 7PM the evening previous on her usual walk, Jayne thought she remembered seeing it at 10:08 before going to bed, a noise was heard in the wee hours of the morning, and Peter confessed to leaving the kitchen window unlatched, where it was possible a very small person could squeeze through. No suspects and no clear progress.
Turning from his notes with a sigh, Shaun looked across at his youngest in her highchair. Her blonde little brows were crunched down in imitation of his. He let out a laugh, “That’s what your da looks like, eh? You have any insights on the case?” She babbled happily back at him.
“Rose!” he called out. “Come look after your sister. I’m going out.”
Rose, Shaun’s sixteen year old daughter, poked her head into the room .
“I thought I might go by Mr. Colin’s. Ask him about how the hoe I sold him is holding up.”
A frown passed over Rose’s face, “Ah.”
“What is it, girl?
“I dunno, da. Perhaps I shouldn’t say anything,” Rose replied uncertainly, tugging on her braid.
“Well, out with it.”
Pausing and stumbling over words, Rose told her story. On the night the necklace went missing, she was out past curfew. A girlfriend’s older sister told them that if you went into the woods at midnight on a night with a full moon and threw a coin backwards into the stream, you would meet your true love within the year. On their way home they’d heard something ahead of them, and becoming frightened, and decided to hide in the ditch by the lane. Soon, they espied Mr. Colin plodding along toward them. He was shoeless and keeping to the shadowy side of the road. He startled at a dog’s bark, and looking suddenly left and right, he picked up his pace and hurried on toward his shop.
“I see,” Shaun said at the end of her tale. “And you’re certain it was Mr. Colin?”
“I’m sure , da.”
“It certainly looks fishy. I’ll go and talk to him and figure this out.” Grabbing his hat, Shaun said over his shoulder, “And don’t think I’ve forgotten about the missed curfew.”
Burton’s, the same people who make those rich cookies also make these chips (crisps). Chip are French fries. I will take my Fish and Chip in newspaper. We do not have a store in the village yet, so I will have to satisfy myself with these chips.
Burton’s is another traditional English tea biscuit. Still made in Briton not carried many places. the village does carry it. Just ready for that spot of afternoon tea. Most people of the village stop for their tea break.
You would be surprised just how you can use Lavender. Shaun always tell his wife it is a girly item. However, she reminds him that he never complains when she uses it in her baking. She also uses it in Lemonade. This Lavender is Organic, Premium Grade . If you use it for nothing else, try it in your next Lemonade.
My all-time favourite biscuit is the dark chocolate. They took a vote in the village and I lost, most people like the milk chocolate best. Some of the men sided with me. It is a biscuit with chocolate on the one side and digestive cookie on the other. I love to dunk them, but you must be careful not to get chocolate on your fingers.
Turkish Delight is just what its name says. These delights are covered with milk chocolate with a soft center. It is called the slimmer’s bar because it contains less than 8% fat. That is why Peter at the Jewellers loves them so much.
Get all your favorite teas from Taylors of Harrogate. A variety pack that includes: English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Decaffeinated Breakfast, Lemon and Orange, Pure Assam, Green Tea with Jasmine, Organic Peppermint and Organic Chamomile.
Have you ever kept a journal? Vicar Gavin said he had since his seminary days? This one has a wood cover. There are many designs but this one has a beautiful heart just in time for Valentines. What a beautiful way to tell the one you love that you care about every part of who they are. They were so nice Fiona said she was going to get one for her friend Jayne for Valentines Day because Valentines is not just for lovers. In Evening Shire, we celebrate Valentines as a day to celebrate our friends and neighbors.
This is the cutest fox. This is another great journal made from wood. The wood is sourced locally and fully sustainable.
Have you ever broken a favourite piece of china? You just hate to put it in the garbage. This is such a wonderful idea. Jayne said she wished she had thought of this idea.. The Artist does custom orders, perhaps she could rescue that piece of Grandma’s Brocken china.
Would you like a very whimsical Mug for your Tea or coffee? This mug will certainly fit the bill. There are many different types. However I favour this one with the Butterfly and roses. Mandy at the Pub fell in love with this as well.
Let us know if you have any questions.