7 Parish Pump More choice at the shop Painted eggs, lacquered egg boxes and chicken boxes made in Kashmir are bringing wonderful colour and vibrancy to our Easter display. There are lots of lovely Easter cards too and chocolate eggs, of course. Our wonderful team of volunteers are always on hand to help with pointing customers in the right direction; and if customers ask for things we don’t have, we try to get hold of them. Recently, we have begun to stock some really beautiful cards supplied by a company called Green Pebble, who specialise in promoting East Anglian artists. Customers love them – and so do we. Join our knitting group As an offshoot from the shop, a knitting group now meets regularly: its task at the moment is knitting a Nativity display for the shop window next Christmas. The knitters are so productive that there should be beautiful knitted nativities for customers to buy as well. Do come along with your needles, if you’d like, to St Mary’s House between 10.00 and 12.00 on the first Friday of every month. You will be most welcome. Caroline Hawksley, Shop Manager Local scenes This watercolour is just one of the attractive greetings cards by local artist Rosemary Wood, who also sings in St Mary’s Church choir. Rosemary paints local scenes and flowers, as well as seasonal cards for Christmas and Easter. Cards of local scenes, including the one pictured here, are available from St Mary’s Shop.