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Newsletter December 2011

Hello Elfin Diary customers!
I want to wish you all a happy, peaceful Christmas , Yule, Saturnalia, or whatever wintertime festival you are celebrating. We’re pretty wet and windblown up here in Scotland, but not enough to stop me from sending out this newsletter!
Diaries I have plenty of the small softback diaries and the larger Desk Diaries. However, I am still waiting for further delivery of hardback diaries. Some will be arriving at Elfin HQ around the 15th; however, there may only be enough in that consignment to fulfill existing orders. So, if you’re about to order a hardback diary (using the enclosed order form), or have already sent me a cheque for one in the last couple of days, I’ll hang onto your cheque until I’ve actually posted your Diary. And if you’re worried about getting a Diary in time for Christmas, I’ll be sending everything out by first class post from now until the holidays. So lets all send out good thoughts for the posties, to put wings on their feet (or bikes, or vans).
The delay in getting the Diaries this year have been completely beyond my control; the printer who does them has been having some awful problems, problems that I wouldn’t want to wish upon anybody, and he’s doing his best in a bad situation. However I completely understand if some of you are fed up with waiting for your hardback diaries and want a refund.
There are some shops which stock the Elfin Diaries, and you may be able to find a hardback diary at one of these. If you do, I won’t mind at all, as I’m all in favour of supporting independent local businesses. Additionally these shops all have books, gifts, jewellery, crystals and other lovely things for sale; so if any of them are near you, go and have a look anyway:
Linnets of Longridge, 14 Berry Lane, Longridge Preston PR3 3JA www.linnetsoflongridge.co.uk
Destiny Rising, Battlers Green Farm, New Road, Radlett WD7 8PH 01923 852522 www.destinyrisingshop.com
Treadwells Bookshop, 33 Store Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7BS www.treadwells-london.com
Fool, 308 Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10 4QH 0131 447 1040
The Astrology Shop 78 Neal Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9PA 020 7813 3051 www.londonastrology.com
Tigers Eye, 1-2 Black Lion Mews, Cardigan SA43 1HJ 01239 615498
The Inner Bookshop, 111 Magdalen Road, Oxford, OX4 1RQ 01865 245301 www.innerbookshop.com
Mysteries, 9-11 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9DA www.mysteries.co.uk
Avalonis, 9/10 Clinch’s Court, North Quay, Douglas, Isle of Man M1 4LJ
Airy Fairy, 239 London Road, Sharrow, Sheffield S2 4NF www.airyfairy.org
Wilde Ones, 283 Kings Road, Chelsea London SW3 5EW 02073529531 www.wildeones.com

T-Shirt sale! I still have lots of Elfin T-shirts for sale. Burgundy with silver Elfin 2012 logo and “In memory of Caroline Heaney 1947 – 2011” on the front. Mostly size L, with a few XL size, they’re reduced to £4.50 each, which is over 42% off. (Yes, I do have a calculator, as it happens – how did you know?)
Incense The Fern & Moss incense is going quite fast, but not fast enough. £1.99 a packet, the p&p for each order is only £1 however much you order (up to a maximum of 10 packets). This isn’t sold on the website, it’s exclusively for Diary customers. You can use the enclosed order form, or pay by Paypal to elfindiaries@gmail.com
If you have internet access, please take a look at the Elfin Diaries website (www.elfindiary.co.uk) sometime. I’ve added a new page of links; starting with a list of stockists of the Elfin Diary, I hope to add interesting and informative websites in time. And of course, you can buy Diaries there!
That’s about it for this month. Stay well, stay safe, stay warm. And don’t forget to have some fun!