Why we love shopping in Chichester

Chatting on Angel Radio

Well I had a nice surprise today! With two hours notice, I got invited to chat live with Tony on Angel Radio about the opening of The Sunshine Shed on Monday. It was my first radio chat and I had no idea what to expect or what he would ask, but it was a great experience. Tony was kind and didn't ask anything I couldn't answer, phew! Angel Radio is a station that my mum loves to play and she introduced me to it a few years ago. They play nostalgic music from the early 1900s - 1960s and have...

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Eco-friendly, affordable and beautiful

Over the years I have sometimes found that the products I'm attracted to are not necessarily the best for our environment - I love bright, shiny things, especially when there's a bargain to be had. But in recent years I've searched out environmentally-friendly items that are affordable and even more beautiful than the bright and shiny alternatives. The Sunshine Shed is excited to be offering some products that are truly special in this way. From soft furnishings made by Weaver Green that are 100% from recycled bottles to beautiful pencils made by Vent for Change entirely from recycled cd cases,...

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Outdoor shopping in Chichester - re-opening June 15

It feels surreal that "non-essential" shops in England will open again on June 15. Like many people, I'm both excited but slightly tentative. After missing my family and friends, missing a good look around the shops comes close. I'm certainly ready to get out again and keen to support our local independent businesses that will get to re-open after a 3 month sabbatical. I know that the traders in Draper's Yard, Chichester are excited to re-open and we all have good plans in place to ensure that customers feel comfortable walking around our "shedquarters". There will be plenty of social...

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Why we love shopping in Chichester

My family and I moved to Chichester 6 years ago after spending most of our lives living in the US and Spain. After a decade on the relaxing coast of Spain, we were all ready for a new chapter. Personally I longed for a life with a bit more excitement and wanted to spend more time going to the theatre, cinema, comedy shows...and of course shopping!! I can wander around new towns and high streets for hours and don't always need to spend while I shop, but if I find something I really love then it's a bonus to get...

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