Urban Cuckoo Pop Up at Juniper Green Playgroup Christmas Fair

Thanks to all the lovely peeps at the Juniper Green playgroup Christmas Fair on Friday evening. Was made very welcome as a first-time stall holder – thanks all! — at Juniper Green Village Hall.   Most popular items of the evening were our range of Happy Jackson products – brilliant gifts for kids or kids at heart! Our prints ranges also sold well, with the favourite being Totally Dotty! Next Up is the Christmas Fair at Inveralmond High School on the 9th December – hope to see some of you there!  
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New Stock!

40 Days Until Christmas Hooray! The first wave of new stock is in. We have a few new great gift ideas for men. Men are notoriously difficult to buy for, but these new additions will make Christmas really easy. Both Ted Baker and Gentlemen’s Hardware have fantastic ranges and we love these new additions to our range. Ted Baker also provides new ideas for gifts for the women in your life. The new water bottles with the hexagonal shaped lid are fantastic and would definitely be the envy of the office or gym. The mini notebooks would be fantastic as
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Helllooooo – progress update!

I’ve been super-busy tidying all the stock though I still have work to do there. The stock room is pretty tidy now; the products are not quite indexed but I’ve got it sussed enough to find products quickly for your orders. Pretty pleased for a full solo effort! Very excited today though to have some new stock arrived from Wild & Wolf. I’m off now to get them up and will share details later on once I’ve got the products up on the website. Watch this space!
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Under New Management

A New Era… After creating and managing Urban Cuckoo for many years, Jen has passed on the reins to me. As the new owner and manager of Urban Cuckoo I’m very excited to be here and will endeavour to take care of you all as well as Jen did. With nearly 13 years experience in online retail, I love the challenges it brings. I look forward to giving Urban Cuckoo customers the best service I can possibly give. Please do get in touch if I can help in any way. As a welcome (to me!) I’ve put together a special
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Scandinavian Inspiration

We are just back from a long weekend in Sweden and have been totally inspired by the amazing  Scandinavian interior design that we saw in the home interior shops.  So much so that we’ve just ordered some fantastic new products with strong geometric looks in coppers, brass and black which will add a bit of Scandi-styling to your home.  We’re really excited about these fab new products which will be with us and on the site in the next week or so.
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Welcome to the new improved Urban Cuckoo!

It’s been over 4 years since Urban Cuckoo first launched and times have changed and technology has moved on so we though it was about time to bring you a brand new website, with an updated design and better functionality.  You will now be able to sign up to our newsletter, read customer reviews, leave your own product reviews for products you have purchased, add products to your wishlist (handy for giving people birthday present ideas!), email products to a friend and access all our social media pages. You’ll also find the registering and purchasing process far easier and will
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Use a Shopper and Help Save the Planet

The Scottish Parliament has passed legislation that will require all retailers (food and non-food) to charge a minimum of 5p for each new single-use carrier bag (including paper, those made from some plant based materials and plastic), from 20th October 2014.  Personally I think it’s a good thing as I can’t bear to see the wastage of polythene bags and the thought of their impact on the environment.  I got in to the habit a long time ago of having my reusable jute shopping bags in the boot of my car and always use these for our weekly trip to
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Ted Baker and Orla Kiely Accessories

For those of you paying attention, you will see that we now have dedicated departments for both Ted Baker Accessories and Orla Kiely Accessories.  The reason we have invested so much into these designers products is not only that they are a huge favourite of my own (!) but we truly think they are beautiful, quality, objects of desire. Ted Baker has a knack of coming up with unusual, well designed and individual products, which we haven’t seen from other designers.  His products whether for Men or Women stand out and have that perfect mix of functionality and stylishness.  As
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Stags and Deer Galore!

As you will see from the theme running through our website and products, I have a bit of a thing for Stags and Deer!  So, imagine my delight on a recent family day out to East Links Country Park, when I discovered a whole field of them. It was so amazing to get up-close to these beautiful majestic animals and as wary as I am of touching animals, I even managed to steel myself to feeding one out of the palm of my hand. I can’t say that the feeling of a deer’s tongue licking my hand was an altogether
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Playing Shopkeeper!

Well, we had a great day in the Pop-up shop in Dunbar on Good Friday.  It was a lovely sunny day and the High Street was bustling.  After the initial mad rush to get the shop set up by 10am and we finally got our products on display and turned the sign on the door to ‘Open’.  We had a steady flow of customers, mostly locals and the odd sit from trusty friend and family!  All in all it was a great day and so nice to see all our lovely products on display in a shop setting.
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