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
The room was abuzz with female voices. Above the clatter of tea cups and the clicking of needles, a constant murmur created such a din that it seemed everyone was speaking at once and to no one in particular. Sitting a little removed, Jayne perched on her chair, ringing a handkerchief in her hands and looking anxiously about the room. Had she kicked an ant pile by relating the events that had transpired the last twenty-four hours? Would fingers be pointed? Accusations made?
Taking a knitting needle firmly in her mayoral hand, Jennifer tapped loudly on the arm of her chair. The chatter broke off abruptly.
“Ladies,” she began, “all this talk comes to nothing without some proof. Now, to every mystery there is an explanation. Perhaps, Jayne, you might go over for the Knitting Circle once more the details of the case.”
“Very well.” Jayne cleared her throat and sipped some tea, “Last night, around 10pm Peter and I did our usual once-over of the shop before going to bed. I remember looking over towards the front window, but didn’t notice anything amiss. During the night, I was awoken suddenly by a noise. I felt frightened, but thought it might be the wind and soon fell back asleep. This morning, around 9AM I went to open the shop door. There were flowers spilled on the floor. I looked up, and the necklace was gone!”
“This is so disturbing!” cried out Gillian. “A theft! Here – in quiet little Evening Shire! Who could have taken it?”
An uncomfortable quiet moved about the room as each woman tried to look at the next without catching eyes. Miss Matty sat up straighter, “Now this is just silly. Look at us suspecting our neighbors. What we need is a detective.”
Mandy looked incredulous, “Like Sherlock Holmes?”
“Precisely,” Jennifer said thoughtfully. “It must be someone with an airtight alibi. I don’t think that qualifies any of us.”
“If you want an alibi, my Shaun was away all yesterday and not back until today at lunchtime,” offered Fiona. “And he reads a fearful lot of that Holmes.”
“Well, then, that settles it,” the mayor announced to the heads all nodding in assent. “If all are in agreement, we shall ask Shaun to be our sleuth in the Case of the Stolen Necklace.”
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.
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