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Springlands blog – 7th to 9th March

Tuesday 7 March

As promised, new signs started popping up in the garden – lots of them, as you can see!

Another day for the Right Track team to be busy emptying the compost bays – (don’t worry, one more week and then reconstruction time), and more forking over the veg beds for some of the volunteers.

 

Wednesday 8 March

With the imminent opening of the Ladeside Plant Centre (Saturday April 1 at 10am) it was time to get some plants ready – Jean and Daniel, were busy checking over the roses and giving them a fresh feed.

And if you can’t wait for Ladeside to open again, why not come along to Springlands Walled Garden, (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11-3) where all the plants are grown, nurtured and prepared for sale and buy direct from us.

Meanwhile the Sales Trolley at the South Street Café was getting a minor makeover.  The sign writing is still to be done, but check it out and the wonderful planters and heathers for sale there. And if you path does not go via South Street, there is always the Café at Mill Street where they can be bought (Along with great coffees, teas, rolls etc).

 

Thursday 9 March

It was time for another sortie to the Ladeside Plant Centre for all the volunteers and Jobseekers.  The beds behind the Sales Area were being cleared and prepared for planting up with herbs (mainly parsley and chives), for use in the Mill Street, South Street and CATH kitchens.  Also look out for fresh cut herbs for sale soon at the Cafes.

Thinking even further ahead, broccoli, kale and cabbage seedlings were being planted out and hidden away from the pigeons as you can see!  (Maybe the Scarecr in  The t Ma May

 

PS The Scarecrow in the background isn’t a permanent fixture!

A HUGE Welcome to Shona from Giraffe!

Hi!  I’m Shona, Giraffe’s new volunteer and client co-ordinator.

I’d love to hear from you if you would you like to make a real difference to people in the Perth and Kinross community who need some extra support to access job opportunities.

We’re particularly looking for people to volunteer in our South Street Café and Springlands Walled Garden working alongside our jobseekers.

If you are enthusiastic, keen to help others and have a few hours a week to spare then please get in touch. I’m on Shona@checkin-giraffe.uk or 01738 449 227.

Now Serving our Food… Frozen!

Ever fancied having one of our delicious soups or meals at home?

We have a selection of our food (all cooked in-house) for sale in our South Street Cafe, ready to be taken away and reheated in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Our soups are just £1.75 with our meal selection starting at £2.40.

Pop in today and try one!

Welcome back!

We hope everyone had a fantastic festive period and that the new year brings good health to you all.

Our shops are now open again but please note all our sites are closed on the following dates for staff training:

Monday 16th January, Monday 23rd January, Monday 30th January

Festive Opening Hours – Giraffe

Just a quick note to all our customers about our festive hours over the next few weeks:


South Street Cafe:

24th December – OPEN 10am to 2pm

Closed – 

25th December
26th December
27th December
31st December
1st January
2nd January
3rd January

and then back to normal


Mill Street Cafe:

Closed – 

25th December
26th December
27th December
31st December
1st January
2nd January
3rd January

and then back to normal


We’d like to thank everyone who has supported us to date and wish you all a very merry Christmas and a fantastic new year. Until then, we hope you’ll pop in for a pit-stop during your Christmas shopping!

Mill St Cafe Open for the Perth Christmas Light Switch On

The fantastic Perth City Centre Christmas Light Switch on takes place this Saturday (19th November) and we are delighted to be opening our Mill Street Cafe to help feed and water everyone.

Pop in between 10.30 and 17.30 for a winter warmer including our fab range of flavoured latte’s – watch out for our flavour of the week!

We also sell a wonderful range of freshly made food and you are always met with a smile from Janet and her team.

For more information on the all-day entertainment and stage listing, visit the Perth City website!

Charlie Healy will host the main stage – Best known from his time in The X-Factor finalists boy band ‘The Risk’, Charlie is making a big name for himself as a solo artist.

Set list:

  • 14:00 – 15:00 – Half Eight – James, Olly, Hugh and Charlie are propelled for stardom as the next big boy band and bring a diverse and talented mix of vocals to the Perth party.
  • 15:00 – 16:30 – Lorraine Crosby – The sensational female voice behind Meat Loaf’s acclaimed ‘I Would Do Anything For Love But I Won’t Do That’ Lorraine’s act is as big as her vocal range.
  • 17:00 – 18:00 – Slade – Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the wonderful Slade and this year they’re on the Main Stage in Perth to get you in the Seasonal Spirit!
  • 18:15 – Provost Liz Grant Switches On The Lights!
  • 18:30 – 19:00 – Fleur East – The dazzling runner up from X-Factor 2015, Fleur’s amazing vocals and huge stage presence will bring all uptown funk you can handle to Perth’s Switch On.
  • 19:00 – 19:30 – Professor Green – One of Britain’s best known and prolific rappers and songwriters, Professor Green is bringing his own unique edge to the Christmas celebrations.
  • 19:30 – Wayne Hemmingway DJ set

Information correct 14/11/16

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This particular bit of help won’t get you cold, wet, tired or pressured – all we need you to do is go online and vote.  Then tell all your friends, families, enemies, neighbours, acquaintances, employees, groups, work colleagues, playground parent friends and all else in between.

CLICK HERE to visit our page and submit your votes.

Please feel free to share this with all your contacts too and ask them to vote (10 votes) too please! You can vote as long as you are over 18 years old and have until 18th November 2016 to submit them.

CHRISTMAS NEWSFLASH!!!

We have just been told that Santa is coming to Giraffe Café on South Street on the run up to Christmas!!

We’ve compared diaries with Santa and it looks like he’ll be available to have late breakfast with the children on Saturday and Sunday mornings in December.  To cover the cost of each child’s breakfast roll, mince pies and carrots it will be £10 per head.

Watch this space for more information and how to book!!