Wednesday, 23 November 2011

The Real Cider Company!

It's nearly time for the Bear Fayre in Todmorden, Part of the Water Street Christmas Party with brilliant stalls and Christmas light switch on!

One of our exciting samples will be from the lovely local supplier 

Forget your Magners and your Strongbow, we want the real stuff!!

We have 3 Real Ciders in the shop at the mo!

Fanny's Bramble - A still purple cider. Blackberries and Cider, a fruity joyous light and easy cider!
Heck's Perry - Traditional Somerset farmhouse Perry! 
Devon Scrumpy - A still, medium cider. CAMRA champion cider. 
Come and taste a winner!
**We like them all!**
You can buy these from us in lovely re-usable flagons. 
So when it's empty (and it will be sooner than you can imagine, Hick*) You can come back and get some more! Saving money on your next purchase and recycling, Yay! Everyone is a winner!
AND a perfect present for your Real Cider loving friends! 

Mulled Cider! Oh joy! 
Come and warm your cockles after looking at all the lovely stalls on Water Street.

Other samples include Pike's Delight Cheeses, Pukka Teas and local wines.

We can't wait!
Hope to see you there,
The Real Bears Company. X

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Pukka-pukka-pukka-pukkaaaa! We love it!

We have a brand-spanking-new Pukka Ayurvedic skin care range in.

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian philosophy of health and wellbeing, which advocates skin detoxification and nutrient replenishment in the quest for a vital, radiant complexion.

In our new range you will find the most highly revered Ayurvedic herbs such as Amla, a plump, glistening fruit with potent antioxidant properties, Gotu Kola, an elegant leafy plant long associated with skin toning and regeneration, and Neroli Flower, used for centuries to rejuventate the skin.

Ayurveda uses the Dosha to advise and inform the best way to live your life wisely.
Typically each Dosha type is made up from the following characteristics:

Vata types tend to be visionary, imaginative and full of creative energy. They can also be forgetful, spaced out, anxious and uptight. Vata problems are erratic digestion, bloating, anxiety or joint disorders.

Pitta types are confident, passionate leaders, organised and perfectionists but excess pitta can make them fiery, snappy and irritable. Pitta people have a tendency to suffer from skin irritations, overheating, heartburn and ulcers.

Kapha types tend to be loyal, kind hearted, calm and full of love, but a kapha overload can make them letharigic, lacking in energy and a little overindulgent. Kapha types are prone to congestion, excess weight and sluggish digestion.

There's lots of information on the Pukka Website click the link to do the Dosha quiz.

Which one are you?
We have something for each Dosha. 

My old favourite is the Rose Water Spray
Rose petals treat the heart, nerves and lift the spirits.
Great to have in your bag and if you do get a hot flush for any reason, a light misting over your face and hey presto, you are back to your "normal" self again! And you smell like a summers day, and that's exactly what we need as Winter is approaching (fast)!

A new favourite which I have just started using is Rose and Orange Flower Toner Spray.
It's a light, refreshing toner that will leave your skin feeling clear and bright! I can see the results already, and I've only been using it for a week!
A must buy me thinks!!

We also have the Ayurvedic supplements and Teas in stock too!

Come in and ask our knowledgeable staff what is right Pukka product for a lighter and brighter you!

Pukka love,

The Bears!

Monday, 14 November 2011

Christmas at the Bear!

Shop local this Christmas.
Boost your local economy, support local artists and artisans and be good to your environment.
So leave your cars at home and take a lovely Autumn stroll and support Todmorden.

This year, we have so many beautiful local and fairtrade goodies that would make perfect Christmas presents, there's something for everyone. Here's just a few..

 Recycling Vintage Fabrics and Woolens into Lovely Creations


Unique handmade creations, made with treasures found around Todmorden.


Natural gifts from Columbia, 
beautiful and unique handcrafted jewellery made with 
seeds, coconut, wood, fruit peel & tagua.


A family run business run in the Heart of Yorkshire Dales, handmade with natural raw ingredients.

Make sure you get your glitter quick before we use it all!!
Our friends from Harris Tweed have made us some beautiful bags and scarves.
Fabulous Fairtrade Russian Dolls
 is our local supplier of essential oils, we have access to over 50 wonderful oils

Hand made by The Bears
 Catherine's scented wheat bags
 Emma's vivacious vintage bath bombs.
Kate's nature inspired card creations

And many more!

We are making Christmas Hampers and Gift Baskets, some ready made for a quick visit or made to order for you locals! 
To order, or reserve any of our treats featured in our blog please ring us on 01706 813737 or come in and see us!
Happy days,
The Bears

Monday, 7 November 2011

Bear Fayre - Be there or be Squayre - 26th November

We're having a Bear Fayre everyone!!
Make sure you come along on the 26th November to tantalise your tasting buds!

We will have..
CHEESE,      WINE       AND      CIDER       TASTING

This fayre is part of the Water Street party, which will be filled with music, beautiful stalls and lovely food. 

Then there's the Christmas Light switch on! 
I wonder which celebrity it will be this year? 
fingers crossed for Brian Cox.

**We now have Late Night Thursdays. **
The shop and the cafe will be open till 9.
Do your shopping LOCALLY this Christmas!

See you soon!

The Bears