Zip Top and Babette's Funeral Arrangements
4 September 2021
Now, from time to time I've been known to be wrong about a product. Three years ago when Paul Hargreaves (one of our suppliers) started to import Stasher silicone bags from the States, I was less than enthused and reluctantly agreed to stock them. And yet, I have to admit, that they were a great success for quite a while. And, you know, I found myself having similar feelings about these new Zip Top containers.
But when a number of people in the company got quietly excited about the samples that we were sent, I thought I'd better give them a go.
So, I could characterise the Zip Top range as an updated and much improved version of the Stasher bags, because like Stasher they seal almost as well, are made of the highest grade silicone (no nasties to contaminate you food or shorten its life), but unlike Stasher, Zip Top are free standing, which is a big advantage as it makes them so much easier to fill.
So I'm not going to say anything else about them, but instead let the video do the work. I hope you enjoy it for its humour if nothing else, and if it provokes you into buying some of these expensive but beautifully made silicone bags/containers that stand upright by themselves, then that would great.
To give you some encouragement...
This weekend's offer
Buy two and get a 10% discount, buy three or more and we'll take 20% off your bill. Please use Code ZIPTOP10 or ZIPTOP20 if you are shopping online, or just tell us who you are at the till.
I've been asked by several people if we want flowers or a donation to a charity. Well, donations would be very welcome.
Since 2005 we have been supporting B@titude, a charity working in one of the most needy parts of Surrey based in Leatherhead. They are a Church based organisation, seeking to serve the community that they are in. This involves having a shop where they sell good quality second hand children's clothes and toys, they also provide counselling services and they take families away on holidays that they would otherwise not get. So very much needed and worthwhile work.
So B@titude is one charity we want to support and the other is Marie Curie, whose nurses did the most wonderful job of looking after Babette when she came home for her last 8 days with us. They came in three times a day, every day. They were always smiling, cheery and always caring, just really lovely people..
You can make a donation here and we will split the money given 50/50.
A number of people have asked me what the dress code is for the funeral. Babette was quite a colourful character, in more ways than one, and I'd quite like it if the funeral reflected that....when you see the colour of her casket you'll appreciate what I mean....!
So I hope that answers your question.
I'd like to thank you again for all the overwhelming support that we are receiving. It quite takes my breath away.
I trust you have a pleasant and peaceful weekend.
P.S. If you feel moved to reply to my email, may I ask you to do so here, partly and selfishly so I don’t feel obliged to reply, and I want everyone to see how she has been seen in her life.
For instance, for me she has been such a force for questioning the status quo that, if you have example you want to share of how she touched your life, I’d be delighted to hear it and suspect others will as well.