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We’re delighted to have new neighbours moving into Stevenson Street, by the time you read this on Thursday.
Go Naked Veg will be up and running, providing a very welcome addition to the shopping experience in Oban – and what a shopping experience it is!
I hate to tell you, but I have now finished my Christmas shopping and wrapped most of it. I don’t want to seem smug, but I am.
Now is very definitely the time to do your Christmas shopping if you haven’t started already because it, too, is very different this year.
I tried to choose what I thought would be quieter times of the day to shop as many of the smaller shops can only have a few customers in safely at one time, and it was nice not having to jostle to get a good look at things.
To make it easier I also broke my shopping into lots of little trips to buy for about three people at a time, which meant I got to stop for a cuppa and cake lots of times – there’s method in my madness. In saying all that, I’m aware that I’m in the very fortunate position of being in work and being able to afford to shop for Christmas this year and many others are not as lucky.
Both Hope Kitchen and the Salvation Army are collecting gifts for those less fortunate, and if you’re able to contribute then this year it’s even more needed than ever.
The photograph last week was of the flower beds opposite West Coast Motors and this week’s is probably somewhere you’ve walked past hundreds of times.