The Season of Change at Holy Cow
- November 2, 2023
Autumn is the season of change and this is certainly the case for Holy Cow Home! Let us update you on our shop, events and future plans.
Holy Cow Home! has had a physical presence in Cambridge Street, Aylesbury for many years. It has been lovely to welcome customers and showcase our range of furniture, home wear, fashion, jewellery and more. However, times have changed.
Managing the shop and the associated costs was becoming a burden and we were making plans not to renew the lease in 2024. Then, the landlord informed us that he had a tenant who was keen to move in. It has sparked a whirlwind of activity, as we agreed to be out in a month. Clearing the shop and finding suitable storage for stock in a short space of time made August an incredibly busy month.
We apologise if this has come as a shock. Holy Cow Home! will continue as an online business and we will continue to build our presence at artisan markets and local business events. You can find our selection of goods, including home fragrances, lighting and rugs online.
We fully appreciate everyone who has popped in to find a unique gift, discover items that enhance their interior design or top up on tea. I’d also like to thank all members of the team who have served in the shop over the years and contributed to its success.
Thank you also goes out to Kate Wilkinson, who has created some enticing and beautiful window displays for us.
It felt strange to close the door for the final time and I’m not sure it has fully sunk in yet. However, this is not the end of Holy Cow Home! Just a change.
We ended August with a stall at the 154th Bucks County Show. Thousands of visitors came out to watch traditional agricultural events including a sheep show, falconry display and horse riding. It was a showcase of Buckinghamshire businesses and charities and a good opportunity to discover what’s on our doorstep.
As part of the food and drink hall, it was wonderful to see so many locally produced goods on sale. The rain wasn’t as bad as forecast, but it wasn’t the warmest of days. That meant that our special blend spiced teas; Masala Chai and Road to Marrakesh, were big hits!
Thank you to all the organisers and volunteers who made this a great day to be part of.
I am delighted to announce that the Waddesdon Manor shop now stocks four Holy Cow Tea blends.
September started with the annual Chilli Fest. This three-day event includes performances on the music stage, family fdun activities, a chilli eating competition and 70 traders from across the UK. In addition to chilli plants, chutneys and sauces, there were bakery goods and beverages with added kick!
To promote the new items now in stock, I was invited to provide tea tastings in the shop over the Chilli Fest weekend. Although none of my teas feature chillis, several include delicious spice blends. There was a real buzz at the event and what a stunning location! Waddesdon Manor really is a treasure of Buckinghamshire. If you haven’t been, I’d recommend a visit to the gardens, house or both!
The next stop is the No2 Pound Street Artisan Markets, which are a regular spot for us now. Come and visit us at Stokenchurch on Saturday 9 September or Long Crendon on Sunday 10 September. There are plenty of other local food and drink producers there and your tastebuds will love you for it!
With the closure of the shop, the future will be shaped by more opportunities to get out and about. Whilst we will continue selling online, we value the experience of meeting our customers in person. With this in mind, if you are organising an event where premium teas and tea tasting fit the bill, I would love to hear from you.