Friday, 26 June 2009

Facebook Fanpage Members Discount!

Any minute now, we are going to be giving a nice big discount code to all of our facebook fans. We have finally hit 100 members, so to celebrate that they will be sent a special message.
If you are not already a member of the facebook fanpage please do join up!
you can expect special offers and extra news, fun stuff from our members and chat!
We don't however bombard you with messages that you just don't want, so give it a go, you have nothing to lose!

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

They are cleaning it up today!

Last night i wrote of the paintball shooting of the Banksy piece on Park Street. This morning on my way in i took a few photos of the council attempt to clean it up.

I thought the guy on the right was a typical art expert shipped in especially to clean up the mess , with delicate precision. It took me a while to realise that i thought this because of his red braces, which was, of course actually his harness.

Latest news is that they abandoned the clean-up after a short while, but they may have been going for their lunch.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Park Street Mural Vandalised

Our street, where our shop is, has this big Banksy pic on it, i walk past it everyday, and it often makes me smile. I also love that most days, when i walk past it at six when the shop shuts, there is someone taking a photograph of their friends posing in front of it. People from all over the world enjoying and appreciating it.
Today there were a load of reporters and cameras around it because it has been vandalised in the night, by firing paintballs at it. There are many reports on the news and on the web. Here is one of the local ones
There are plenty of people making comment about it. Me, i just think it is a shame , because i enjoy it everyday and someone has ruined that. Apparently there will be a clean up job very soon, i hope it is successful.

Monday, 15 June 2009

Banksy Exhibition at the Museum

The Banksy exhibiton at the City Museum ( just at the top of our road), came as a complete surprise to us, i have to admit. We are obviously not that cool, or in the know, to have known in advance. Turns out that very few people did know about it so I wont be beating myself up about it. Legend now has it that a whole new team of people were employed from the job centre to put it up over night so that even the museum staff didn't know about it. Banksy was , so rumour says, one of those said employees, overseeing the set up, without sharing his identity.
The exhibition will be on for a month, so do pop in and see us if you make a trip to Bristol to see it.
We are of course hoping to get a bit of a rush on our Banksy mugs an magnets.
Here is the link to our website page with the mugs on it!

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Maggie Is Back

I am so pleased the Margaret Thatcher Nutcracker is back. I have long been a collector of political satire,mostly Kitsch, cartoon and caricature pieces. I have allsorts of bits around the house, including a full set of Spitting image squeaky dog toys that i have photographed.I also have a Margaret Thatcher, John Major and Neil Kinnock toby jug among many other bits, but, still ,i had not picked up one of these to add to my collection before they sold out. This time i am going to grab one before they are all gone. I have made that mistake before with some of the George Bush things we have had, and of course they are already out of production , and now therefore collectable.

We also have had two Barack Obama things arrive today. They should be on the website by the weekend. so keep looking if you are a fan! Obama mints in a cute little collectable box and Dress your own Obama magnet set, called Obamarama, which looks like its going to be hours of fun!

Sunday, 7 June 2009

The Apprentice Final Tonight

Tonight the end is nigh. shame. I love The Apprentice and to me it was just hotting up. Never mind, it's been a goodie anyway. I want Kate to win, i think. It has been great to have some involvement this year with the Cat Playhouse. We have started a bit of a tradition of having things that they have to sell or find, last year it was the Mosque Alarm Clock that calls you to prayer. We still sell that one in pink. I wonder what it will be next year?