Friday, 29 April 2011

Neville's Island

The Barony Players new production of 'Neville's Island' begins its run this week. The Barony always do a fantastic job, and the play, written by Tim Firth, (who also wrote the smash hit comedies Calendar Girls, Kinky Boots, and The Flint Street Nativity) is sure to be a success!

Described as 'a comedy in thick fog', the play centers on team build weekend at Pennine Spring Water Ltd. Our four heroes are determined to win. As they arrive on an island in the middle of Derwentwater they are sure of success - they are out in front and the other teams are nowhere to be seen! But are Neville’s map reading skills as good as he thinks? And over breakfast, did Angus spot the hidden clues in the instructions that everyone else missed?

The Barony production runs from Tuesday May 3rd - Saturday May 7th at the Barony Theatre in Borrowstoun Road, Bo'ness. The play starts at 7.30pm, and if you are quick, you can still get tickets (priced £8, or £6 for concessions) by calling 01506 827011.  Make sure you book today and don't miss out!

Monday, 25 April 2011

Winner of our final giveaway...

It's time to announce the winner of yesterday's blog giveaway! Again I used a random number generator which picked the winner as... comment number 3, Elizabeth! Your book is here waiting for you - get in touch with us to arrange collection.
Thanks so much to everyone who took part in all our birthday celebrations this last weekend! We've had great fun and are looking forward to next years already!

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Our final giveaway...

...for now!

From April 21st - 23rd we're having a whole host of birthday celebrations both online and in the shop. Over on our Facebook page we're giving codes for extra discount and here on the blog we're hosting a giveaway a day! Here is our third and final giveaway, and today it's one for the kids!


Our prize today is a copy of 'Freddie and the Fairy', the latest book by bestselling author of 'The Gruffalo', Julia Donaldson. “Freddie is desperate for a pet, so when he rescues Bessie-Belle and she offers to grant his wishes he knows just what to ask for. The only problem is that Bessie-Belle can't hear very well, and Freddie tends to mumble. Whatever can they do? Luckily the Fairy Queen is on hand to explain”

If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning a copy (and remember, if you've entered our giveaways yesterday or Thurdsday, you can still enter again today) here's what to do:

1. Make sure you follow us on Facebook (if you don't already then visit our Facebook page here and 'like' us), then
2. Pop back over here and leave a comment at this post! Simple! (Make sure you leave your name so we can verify your entry!)

As it's the weekend we'll be keeping this one rolling a little longer than the others - You have till 10am on Monday morning to enter this one, and I'll then use a random number generator again to chose a winner. Winners will be announced here and on Facebook shortly afterwards so remember to check back to see if you've won! Time to get commenting... Good luck!

Our second giveaway winner!

It's time to announce the winner of yesterday's blog giveaway! Again I used a random number generator which picked the winner as... comment number 2. Congratulations Alyson! Your book is here waiting for you - get in touch with us to arrange collection. And to everyone else, we've still one last giveaway to do before we pipe down for another year. Our third and final giveaway will be posted later today so remember to check back and enter!

Friday, 22 April 2011

Our second giveaway...

From April 21st - 23rd we're having a whole host of birthday celebrations both online and in the shop. Over on our Facebook page we're giving codes for extra discount and here on the blog we're hosting a giveaway a day! Time for our second giveaway...


We have up for grabs today, a copy of 'Frontier Scots: The Scots who won the West' by Jenni Calder. “From the bagpipes that were heard on the walls of the Alamo, to the Gaelic speaking cowboys and the ubiquitous Highland fiddlers: there is scarcely an episode in American history in which Scots do not appear. Meet the Scots who tamed the Wild West in this vivid historical account of pioneers in 19th century America.”

If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning a copy (and remember, if you entered the giveaway yesterday you can still have another try again today!) here's what to do:

1. Make sure you follow us on Facebook (if you don't already then visit our Facebook page here and 'like' us), then
2. Pop back over here and leave a comment at this post! Simple! (Make sure you leave your name so we can verify your entry!)

You have till 10am tomorrow morning (Saturday 23rd April) to enter, and I'll then use a random number generator to choose a winner from the comments received. Winners will be announced here and on Facebook shortly afterwards so remember to check back to see if you've won! Time to get commenting... Good luck!

Our first giveaway winner...

We had a great start to our birthday celebrations yesterday in the shop, and after a slight glitch with the comments here on the blog (sorry!) we had 3 entries online for our first giveaway. To pick a winner, I numbered each one from 1 to 3 and then used a random number generator to choose. I'm pleased to announce that the lucky winner is... comment number 3! Well done Keith, get in touch with us to arrange collection. And a big thank you to everyone else who entered.

Our second giveaway will be posted later today so remember to check back and enter!

Thursday, 21 April 2011

First Blog Giveaway!

Free book anyone? Today, tomorrow and Saturday we're having a whole host of birthday celebrations both online and in the shop. Over on our Facebook page we're giving codes for extra discount and here on the blog we're hosting a giveaway a day! Here is our first!

We have up for grabs today, a copy of 'Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet' by David Mitchell. “Be transported to a place like no other: a tiny, man-made island in the bay of Nagasaki, for two hundred years the sole gateway between Japan and the West. Here, in the dying days of the 18th-century, a young Dutch clerk arrives to make his fortune. Instead he loses his heart.”

If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning a copy here's what to do:

1. Make sure you follow us on Facebook (if you don't already then visit our Facebook page and 'like' us), then
2. Leave a comment at this post! Simple!

You have till 10am tomorrow morning (Friday 22nd April) to enter, and I'll then use a random number generator to choose a winner from the comments received. Winners will be announced here and on Facebook shortly afterwards, so remember to check back to see if you've won! Time to get commenting... Good Luck!

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday!

If you are a follower over at our Facebook page then you'll know that this week is our shop's 3rd birthday! On April 19th 2008 we opened our doors for the first time, and haven't looked back! We've had our ups and downs; from winning awards to minor floods! We've received some lovely compliments, and are proud to still be in business in such a challenging economic climate. The last three years have been an absolute blast, and to say thank you for all your custom and support we've three full days of discounts, competitions and offers planned for later this week, both online and in store! Here on the blog we'll be hosting some book giveaways, so make sure you 'like' our Facebook page to be kept up to date on when everything is happening, and to be in with a chance of winning!