Monday, 2 December 2013

B is for Books...

I know, it's late to be posting on the Oxfam Lichfield Blog, but it's been a busy sort of a day. It's Day Two of our Alphabetical Advent, which means today is 'B'... And what is 'B' for, people?... It's for books, of course, and I've been in the shop this morning and bought two, despite the Book Diet. Bother the Book Diet, it's as bad as Food Diets. Never mind,  it's Christmas, after all (well, almost), so let's eat, drink, read and be merry. Anyway, here is today's Advent offering:

B is for Bags, 
For stashing your Booty
They hold lots of Books
So Buying’s a duty.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

A is for Advent
Assistance and Aid
Provided by Oxfam
With money you gave. 


Oh my fur and whiskers, as the White Rabbit said... it's December!!! Christmas is almost here, and the Countdown to the Big Day is under way. Here at Oxfam Lichfield our shelves are packed with goodies that will make wonderful pressies for your nearest and dearest – or seasonal treats for yourself. But you’d better make sure you’re not too late to snap up a bargain (I bet that slowcoach White Rabbit was never ready for Christmas)! To make sure you don’t miss out, throughout the festive season both our Lichfield shops will be open on Sundays between 11am and 3pm, in addition to our usual weekday trading hours. 
The White Rabbit (portrayed by John Tenniel) was never on time,
but Oxfam can help you be ready for Christmas!
Oxfam Books and Music will, of course, be selling books and music. We’ve got some fabulous reading and listening matter, that’s ideal for presents, as well as choccies, spices, jams, wrapping paper and cards. Down the road at our Main Shop there’s stacks more wrapping paper and gifts, the most gorgeous fair trade gifts, winter woollies to keep you warm, and glitzy party Johnfrocks for special occasions.

And we’re counting the days in traditional style, with our very own Advent Calendar, featuring products on offer in our shops, and highlighting Oxfam’s work. And, since there are 26 letters in the alphabet, we thought it would be fun to have an Alphabetical Advent, with one letter a day all the way through to December 25 (and a spare for Boxing Day)… But that’s not all… It is the festive season, after all, so the whole thing will be in rhyme… Our Poetic Posts will go ‘live’ on our Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/OxfamLichfield) at around 12 noon each day, but we’ll try and keep you up to date here as well, so you can read our daily verses and find out a bit more about Oxfam’s work. Today, obviously, is the first day, so we've got an 'A', and our rhyme is at the top of this post.

And we've included a link to the main Oxfam GB site, so you can take a look at the aid provided by the charity all over the world.