Thursday, 13 September 2012


You'll maybe have noticed from the pictures, like this one ...

... that the shop has all the stock around the edges and a big hole in the middle.

Every now and then we wonder about this, especially when a new order comes in and we puzzle over where we are going to put everything. And yes, we'd love to be able to carry an even bigger range of stock than we have already.

But if we clutter the place up with islands and stands and sticking-out counters like some other bead shops, it becomes a lot less easy for wheelchair users to get around the place, or maybe even to get in in the first place. And that's a problem. It's a problem for wheelchair users of course, but it's also a problem for us - as some of our best customers come with wheels.

As it is, we can fit in two powered chairs and associated minders and it's no more dangerous than, say, jaywalking across Silverstone on a race day. Usually it is a lot of fun too.

It isn't exactly a bed of roses being confined to a chair in the first place, we don't want to make it worse by having you confined to a chair and not being able to get into a bead shop.

So that big hole in the middle is going to stay.

If you're in a chair and want to visit, do come along. So long as your chair fits through the (standard-sized) door you'll be just fine (some of the mobility scooter things don't unfortunately, but there's not much we can about that).


  1. That's really, really thoughtful of you - thanks for caring about making the shop accessible for all of us.

  2. The shop is easy to get into and a wonderful place to go


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