See what’s happening in Uckfield shops during May. They are stocked up ready for summer and new goods are arriving all the time.
A Clarins promotion is coming up at Kamsons Pharmacy. It will start on Saturday, May 4, and run for two weeks.
When you buy two Clarins products, one to be skincare, you will be able to take home a beach bag designed by InTheFrow, along with your choice of three of your favourite Clarins holiday essentials, worth £57.
There are also two new Clarins products, the 4d active length mascara – for length, volume, curling, and definition – and the new Joli Rouge Lacquer, a combination of lipstick plus vinyl lacquer, and nourishing balm.
Special offer at Sun City solarium
Sun City solarium in Uckfield High Street will have a special offer running this Bank Holiday weekend. If you book a 60 minute course on the sun beds you will get 20 minutes free of charge.
Coles is fully stocked for warmer weather
Light jackets, hats, short-sleeved shirts, polo-shirts, shorts, all a man needs for warmer weather can be found at Cole’s in Uckfield.
The shop is now fully stocked for spring and summer and you are welcome to call in to see what is available. The collage below gives an idea of the variety on display.
Batch Brew coffee at Hartfields
Batch Brew coffee is now available at Hartfields in Uckfield. This is like a filter coffee, or a very smooth Americano and best drunk black or with a tiny splash of milk, says business owner James Hartfield.
The benefit is that the coffee is brewed specifically for a particular size of drink, unlike Americano which is Espresso with added water.
James said: “It is a much subtler flavour brewed specifically for that length of drink.”
Guest coffees are now featuring on the menu at Hartfields, and available as Batch Brew. They will be changed every few weeks to add variety. At the moment you can try the Rwandan ‘Liza’ which is described as tasting of orange, caramel and chocolate.
The Rwandan coffee features on the latest breakfast specials menu along with apple, banana and raspberry smoothie.
Also on the menu are hot cross bun, toasted with butter and jam, bubble and squeak potato cake, with black pudding, streaky bacon, poached egg and Hollandaise sauce – you can make it veggie with flat mushroom and tomato.
Or you could try sweetcorn fritter and fried Halloumi stack with red pepper relish and poached egg.
Lite bites on the lunch specials menu include hot cross bun, toasted with butter and jam, baked brie flat mushroom with Mediterranean salad, or smoked mackerel with horseradish potato salad, and rocket.
Mains include local asparagus and pea risotto, infused with lemon and mint; Milano salami and smoked cheese ciabatta melt, with American mustard, pickled cucumber, onion and tomato, and roasted veg and feta wrap, humous, sun dried tomato, rocket – you can swap feta for avocado to make it vegan.
New bedding, jewellery, and sarongs at Carvills
New bedding, jewellery, sarongs, and beautiful porcelain and wooden homeware carrying quotes and sayings have arrived at Carvills.
Fatface bedding includes Waterlilies Dusky Rose inspired by vintage wallpaper. It is 100% cotton, and comes in pastel colours to give your bedroom a calm, peaceful touch.
Also see Oriental Crane and Palm inspired by antique Japanese Meiji silk paintings. This too comes in 100% soft cotton.
New gold and silver-plated anklets by Joma are a must-have to finish off a stylish, boho Summer look, and sarongs in bright and vibrant colours which can be worn in different styles will be ideal for your holidays. They come in a gift box.
East of India porcelain and wooden pieces are worth looking out for too. They carry lovely quotes and sayings.
Cotton for crocheting and silks for embroidery at Sew n Sew
New cotton for Amigurumi – making little toys – has arrived at Sew n Sew in the Market Hall at Bell Walk, Uckfield, and there are pattern books too to guide you on your way.
Amigurumi began in Japan and is growing in popularity here. The patterns, which are prepared to a high standard and containing instructions about the different stitches used, are designed for people who have already learned the basics of crochet.
Also new at the shop are different colours in DMC embroidery silks.
The use of 4-ply wool is also growing and a wider range of colours is now carried at Sew n Sew reflecting the response from manufacturers to requests from customers.
Tractors, mowers, and robots, at PP Estates
Tractors, mowers, and robots, for grass cutting on all sizes and shapes of land, from the smallest patch of lawn up to ten acres, are available at PP Estates.
The company on the Bellbrook Estate, supplies a wide range of cylinder, rotary and hover mowers powered by electricity – mains or battery – or petrol.
Outdoor living at Green DIY
Barbecues, garden furniture, decorations, and outdoor lighting, including solar, are now on display at Green DIY.
There are special offers too on some products including fertilisers, lawn feeds and Hozelock products.
Shimano reels arrive at Hooked on Green
New high quality reels have arrived at Hooked on Green, the fishing tackle shop next door to Green DIY.
One that is particularly admired by Joe Grimes, who works there, is the Speed Master 14,000 XTC.
The 14,000 relates to the line capacity – for use on big water. It also has a slow oscillation, reducing the speed the line travels up and down the spool, meaning the line lays tight and neat resulting in less friction as it is cast.
The Speed Master also has a half turn drag, which gives the fish some pull but enables you to stop it before reeling in.
Also new are RidgeMonkey tackle boxes in different shapes and sizes to help keep your tackle tidy. Smaller boxes, which are sold separately, are designed to fit inside the bigger ones.
Bridal jewellery at W E Clark & Son
W E Clark and Son holds an extensive range of wedding bands and bridal jewellery and is showcasing some of its favourites this month.
Prices for wedding bands start at £110 and you can tailor or have bespoke rings made to suite your desires, budgets and engagement ring style. They are available in a variety of metals too including Titanium, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Palladium.
Consultations are offered free of charge with complimentary refreshments, including a glass of bubbly.
Every member of the team is expertly trained to advise on the best ring for you and looks forward to helping you through your wedding ring journey.
See below, examples of bridal jewellery which include, top left, Sterling Silver and Freshwater Pearl necklet from the brand Jersey Pearl £195; top right, White Gold Diamond and Sapphire Set from the Clark Collection. Earrings £2,195, Pendant, £2,110; bottom left, White Gold Diamond Jewellery Set from the Clark Collection, Earrings £1,395, Pendant £785; bottom right, Sterling Silver Teardrop Cubic Zirconia Set from the brand Diamonfire. Earrings £119, Pendant £69.
Paint your own mug at Kilnwood Studio
Pottery mugs in a variety of shapes and sizes are ready for you to paint at Kilnwood Studio. Once you have completed your design the mug will be glazed and fired ready for use – or as a gift. See below some of the mugs already decorated by Kilnwood customers.
Pipedreams ready for the summer
Pipedreams is looking ahead to summer and has completed it’s transformation from snow to surf show.
There are lots of ladies, mens, and kids fashions, including board shorts, bikinis, swimwear, and a huge variety of flip flops.
There are also rash vests, UV protector tops, and wet suits, and you’ll find a rail of bargains with stock from last summer including bikinis, board shorts, and swimwear.
Skateboards and scooters are selling well at the moment too and there are plenty in stock.
New at Chestnut Tree charity shop
Look out at the Chestnut Tree children’s hospice charity shop for curtains, linens, and cushions. You’ll also find new goods for sale too alongside pre-owned.
American sweets at Something for Everyone
A wide variety of American sweets have arrived at Something for Everyone and among them are white chocolate M&Ms and peanut butter M&Ms.
You’ll also find Extra water melon chewing gum and jars of marshmallow which can be spread on toast.
Look out too for Laffy Taffy chewy candy, and Cow Tales a chewy caramel sweet with rich creamy centre.
Fanta comes in flavours we don’t usually see too, such as grape and berry.
Outdoor furniture at SG Home Interiors
There’s plenty of garden furniture to choose from at SG Home Interiors, particularly in teak and outdoor weave.
There are different size tables, a variety of chairs, with some stacking, and benches too.
You are welcome to call in and enjoy a coffee and cake before, or after, browsing.
Final Score is stocked up ready for tennis and cricket season
New tennis rackets and cricket bats are now in stock at Final Score ready for play this summer. Clothing, shoes and other equipment and accessories are also available.
There are plenty of inexpensive junior tennis rackets with prices starting at £20.
Chapter Three plans stock room clearance event
Chapter Three is to hold a stock room clearance event on Sunday, May 12.
Owner Kay Bevan is planning to hold it at Thyme for Food and Friends where there will be plenty of room. There will be a £1 entry fee with the proceeds going to Cancer Research.
Kay said there would be clothes for all year round and plenty for summer too. Bargains will include accessories. “I really need to make space for new stock,” she said.
Afternoon tea and cakes will be available so that you can relax with your friends at the same time as looking for bargains.
The sale will start at 2.30 and run until late.
Sailors blue a popular colour at Josefina
Sailors blue is proving a popular colour in the window at Josefina. Check out the chest of drawers accessorised with a lamp in coordinating colours.
While at Josefina take a look at the unusual mirrors and clocks in the shop and other pretty homeware. There are lots of faux flowers to choose from too.
New artwork at the Diane Hutt Gallery
New artwork has arrived at the Diane Hutt Gallery in Uckfield and includes the Leanne Christie below. See more at www.dianehuttgallery.co.uk
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