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Weather Update 10/12/10

Weather Update 10/12/10

As at 10th December whilst the snow has cleared from the South East of England there are still knock-on effects from last week’s difficult conditions.  Some stock has been delayed coming into us, and all around the country courier companies are working hard to catch up, but still do have backlogs. As of 9th December ParcelForce are not accepting new parcels into their system where the ultimate delivery address is Scotland, but expect to do so next week once they…

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WEATHER UPDATE

WEATHER UPDATE

As at Sunday 5th December our office has re-opened after the heavy snow in Sussex.  A combination of record numbers of orders and the awful weather last week unfortunately has meant inevitable delays to orders already in the pipeline. BUT –  We have been packing over the weekend, courier companies have resumed collections and deliveries and all orders placed now will arrive in plenty of time for Christmas.  If you need to contact us please e-mail us at enquiries@mulberrybush.co.uk.  CAN…

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Royal Mail Strike

Royal Mail Strike

We despatch the majority of orders with ParcelForce who are not and will not be affected by any industrial action.  We send some smaller parcels using the new Royal Mail Tracked service which is proving to be very reliable and, we are assured, is also not affected by any strike action. Royal Mail say this on their website: “We will continue delivering premium service items (Special Delivery™ and Royal Mail Tracked™) to customers.” You can read the full update on…

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Quadrabyke – Versatile Bike for Kids

Quadrabyke – Versatile Bike for Kids

Times may be a little tough in Britain right now, but we are already seeing large orders placed for Christmas which suggests that many children will certainly not go short this year.  Even if the presents are slightly smaller or a little less expensive it’s safe to say that Christmas will still be a joyous occasion with plenty of toys, food and drink. Contrast that with the lives of millions of children in the third world who may not know…

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Traditional game to get new look

Traditional game to get new look

Apparently the makers of Monopoly in USA are “dropping Water Works and Electric Company in favour of Wind Energy and Solar Energy” according to globeandmail.com .  They quote the games owner’s CEO as saying this is “a nod to the efforts of countries worldwide to increase the effectiveness and availability of renewable energy and resources.” A “nod to the efforts”?  How patronising can a company get? But should we be surprised at the cynical attempts of one the world’s largest…

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Is wooden toy making return to Britain?

Is wooden toy making return to Britain?

It’s no secret that a huge proportion of the world’s toy manufacturing has found its way to the Far East, particularly to China, in recent years. Very few of the wooden toys we sell now come from anywhere other than that part of the world. Don’t get me wrong – some of these people produce fantastic quality products. Have a look at this Fire Engine if you have a moment, made in Thailand in a state of the art factory….

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