At the start of October, our local Pennells garden centre opens its Christmas shop. Their Christmas shop is massive and it’s becoming something of a tradition for us to go visit on opening night.
They have 20% off all Christmas items on this night only. I bought some Christmas mugs and a tree decoration and very nearly bought the train decoration in the picture below; KayCee even put it the basket for me.
Pennells Garden Centre Christmas Shop
We browsed a little longer and while browsing I managed to talk myself out of buying the train. We had a holiday coming up (we’re actually on said holiday right now!) and I told myself I didn’t need the train, I just really wanted it and the money could be better spent on our holiday. KayCee took it and put back on the shelf for me. Before she did, though, she said to me, ‘are you sure? You’re going to regret it!’
I told her yes I was sure and no I wouldn’t regret it.
She knows me well, however, because on the way home I posted some of the photos on Instagram that I’d taken and mentioned how I did regret not buying the train.
My Instagram posts are automatically posted to Twitter but I have to admit that I don’t check Twitter often. All the tweets on there are ones that have been posted somewhere else and automatically posted on Twitter.
I don’t have notifications enabled on my phone either so it wasn’t until over a week later that I noticed someone had replied to my post. I’d tagged Pennells in my Instagram post and they’d seen the photo on Twitter.
Hey Michelle, drop me an email to William@Pennells.co.uk with which one you wanted and I’ll put one aside and ok the 20% discount on our next time you’re in. Kind regards Will
— Pennells (@PennellsGC) October 4, 2018
I’m now one very happy customer because I have my train and what’s even better is, I didn’t have to use any of our holiday money because I had some garden centre vouchers that we got as a gift last Christmas! I didn’t know I could use them in the Christmas shop, I thought they could only be used on garden items so I was delighted when Will said I was able to use them on anything in the shop apart from the concessions 🙂
While we were there I also got some new plants for the planter I bought last year at Morrison’s. It was a Christmas planter but the plants had died after Christmas. I like the planter so planted it up with some new plants that hopefully will look good all year.
Thank you, Will, and all at Pennells 🙂