Sorry that I haven't been around for a while but we have all been working so hard to get our new Lifeboat Shop up and running!
It actually opened at the beginning of November and, now that all our volunteers are trained up and the shop is running smoothly, we are having an Official Opening on 14th December 2011. The mayor of Llandudno will cut the ribbon at 11am and declare the shop officially open for business.
It is the only High Street RNLI shop in Wales (the others are all attached to their respective boathouses) so we are a bit of a flagship and we are determined to make it work! To be fair, even though we haven't got all our signs up yet, people are finding us and we are selling more than we had expected to already.
From left to right the picture shows me, Lyn and Jean all of whom are to be found in the shop on a regular basis!
In the shop we have sweets, biscuits, toys, Christmas cards, calendars, diaries and gifts, nautical gifts, key rings, fridge magnets, pens, notepads, address books, notecards, model ships of all sizes and a range of clothes from caps to sweat shirts. That gives you a flavour of what you will find in the shop but there are other bits and pieces too and we are always getting new stock.
The address of the shop is 9, St George's Place, Llandudno and we are open every day apart from Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
So, if you are in Llandudno at any time, do drop in and see us and, of course, tell all your friends about us!