Nowrooz 2015 – Happy 1394

Anyone visiting the shop over the next week or so is in for a treat/culture-shock, as it is Nowrooz, or the Persian New Year. Each year we produce this little guide to explain why the shop is full of goldfish and wheatgrass, and why Mr. Shopkeeper is doing funny little dances behind the till. Some… Read More »

Valentine’s or Anti-Valentine’s – You Choose….

A Book of Verses underneath the Bough, A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread–and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness– Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow! All that love stuff at Valentines: well, the Persians are partly to blame you know. Tomes and tomes of early Medieval Iranian poetry – Omar Khayam and Hafez… Read More »