15th May 2022
Due to staff holidays there may be a delay in dispatching items this coming week (16th - 20th). However, all orders should be dispatched by the weekend at the latest.
21st February 2022
How many shopping days is it until Christmas?
I know, I know - it's a ridiculous - almost obscene - question to ask in February. However, the fact is that in retail, once one Christmas is over, one has to think about the next one, and, therefore, I am now booked in to two Christmas gift fairs later in the year. These are: -
Festive Gift Fair at the National Exhibition Centre, 17th - 20th November (Stand C10)
The Great Yorkshire Christmas Fair at the Yorkshire Event Centre (near Harrogate), 1st - 4th December (Stand 20)
Please feel free to put these in your diary if you would like to. However, if you feel it is still just a little bit early to be thinking about Chistmas - you know, with things like spring and summer to come first - don't worry! I will be mentioning this again nearer the time!
21st January 2022
Things have not been going well!
As you may have possibly noticed, the website went down on 12th November. This was due to the server it was on at the hosting company being compromised - the server was therefore immediately decommissioned, causing this website (and many others) to become unavailable. The website came back after 12 days, but there was some sorting out required, only to be followed by further IT issues that have only been finally resolved this week.
The only good thing I can say is that fortunately there has been no customer impact as a result of any of this.
3rd October 2021
It seems that these days one can hardly buy a product or service without being pestered to review it! It is partly for this reason we're not asking anyone to review our products!
But naturally people do like some re-assurance about the items they are buying. A useful site which does independent jigsaw reviews is Jigsaw Junkies, 'A Puzzle Blog by and for Puzzle Fans', as it puts it. Although an American site, with, therefore, and understandable bias towards North American publishers, it contains a wealth of information about different jigsaw brands.
2nd October 2021
I had the chance to attend a couple of trade fairs during September. One of the things that I learned is that the jigsaw supply problems of 2020 have not gone away yet. Certainly, we have far fewer Educa jigsaws in particular than I would like. But I also established some new contacts, so new products from new suppliers - both jigsaws and games - should be appearing on this website over the next few months.
20th September 2021
Hi! Welcome to our new website! We started trading at toy fairs in 2016, and it is possible that you may also recognise us from our eBay shop, which did a lot of business in 2020. However, those activities have now ceased, and we will be trading solely through this website for the foreseeable future.
We hope that for our initial offering we have a diverse and enticing range of products from British, European and North American jigsaw publishers, including the popular range from the Canadian maker, Eurographics, whilst other items include card and board games from Paul Lamond, featuring many popular children’s characters, escape room games from Professor Puzzle, and the famous Subbuteo table football game. Nevertheless, we are not resting on our laurels, and expect to be adding several more brands in the next few weeks. Look out for further news items to follow!