Incense Man Newsletter, Friday
8 February 2019
What's back (and fresh) in stock, a new special offer, our Top Five bestsellers... and your free bonus giveaway!
|Well, I'm very happy to announce the arrival of our tenth grandchild - Lana,
a beautiful second daughter for Paul and Sajida, and little sister for Sophia - who was born on Saturday 26 January,
weighing in at 7lb 4oz (3.29kg). So we now have an evenly-matched batch of five grandsons and five granddaughters... and we only need one more for a football team! (Although I suppose we could
make do with two five-a-side teams...)
Apart from that, it's been a busy, but relatively un-productive, couple of weeks here since our last newsletter. You know, I think Henry Wadsworth
Longfellow may have been talking about our plan to retire later this year when he wrote, "Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small..." (OK, I know he was actually talking about divine retribution, but the bit about grinding
slowly seems to apply very well to our current situation!)
In this case, the "mills of God" in question are the machinations of the agents we've asked
to value our business, and tell us how they'd propose to sell it. Still, I'm sure we'll get there in the end! (As soon as we have finalised an asking price and are officially on the market, I'll post a link in the newsletter for
anyone who's interested...)
OK, so let's get back to our usual stuff... like which celebrities have passed away since our last newsletter two weeks ago. And sadly we've had to bid farewell to:- French composer Michel
Legrand (86), American drummer (with Blue Cheer) Paul Whaley (72), British
actress and radio presenter (mother of Jonathan & Paul Ross)Martha Ross (79), American R&B singer / songwriter and producer
James Ingram (66), British actor (hen-pecked husband Richard Bucket in "Keeping Up Appearances") Clive
Swift (82), British comedian, radio host and panellist Jeremy Hardy (57), Battle of Britain fighter pilot Tim
Elkington (98), and British sports journalist Vikki
Orvice (56). RIP, one and all...
Well, to cheer us up after all that bed news, here's a blast from the past - Blue Cheer (with recently deceased drummer Paul
Whaley doing his best Keith Moon / John Bonham / Mitch Mitchell / Ginger Baker / Animal impression behind all that hair) with their
1968 version of the old Eddie Cochran hit, "Summertime Blues"...
Right, let's get back to business. Here are the brief edited highlights of some of the more noteworthy dates from around the world during the next two weeks... with (as always) my apologies for any errors or
is a public holiday in Slovenia for Preseren
Day, and is a day's holiday (the last but two for the
in China. It's also a holiday in Iran, to commemorate the
martyrdom of Hazrat
this weekend, Saturday
9 February is a
public holiday in Lebanon for St
Maroun Day, and the last but one of the week's holidays
in China for the New
February is the
date of the Feast
of St Paul's Shipwreck in Malta, the public holiday of Fenkil
Day in Eritrea, and the final day of the New
holidays in China...
11 February is
the feast day of Our
Lady of Lourdes, as well as being the holidays of National
Foundation Day in Japan, Armed
Forces Day in Liberia, Youth
Day in Cameroon, and Revolution
Day (the anniversary of the Islamic revolution) in Iran...
12 February is
celebrated as Lincoln's
Birthday in the United States, while it's the public
holiday of Youth
Day in Venezuela, and Union
Day in Myanmar...
13 February is World
14 February is St
Valentine's Day, as well as being Sts
Cyril and Methodius Day, who are the patron saints of
15 February is
the public holiday of Liberation
Day in Afghanistan, and Statehood
Day in Serbia, while most Mahayana
celebrate it as Paranirvana
16 February is
a public holiday in Lithuania, for Restoration
of Lithuania's Statehood Day, while in North Korea it's
the holiday of the
Day of the Shining Star...
17 February is
a holiday in Kosovo for Independence
Day, and in Libya for Revolution
18 February is
marked as Presidents'
Day (Washington's Birthday) in most of the United
States, and Independence
Day in the Gambia (from the United Kingdom in 1965)...
19 February is
the date of this month's full moon, and is a holiday in Thailand for the Buddhist festival of Magha
20 February is
Day of Social Justice...
21 February is
a public holiday in Vanuatu for Father
Lini Day, and is also the first of three days of
holidays and celebrations in Bhutan for the Birthday
of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, the fifth and current Druk
22 February is
the holiday of Independence
Day in Saint Lucia (from the United Kingdom in 1979),
while many Scouts and Guides around the world mark this date as the
birthday of the movement's founder, Robert
OK, that takes us up to the date of our next scheduled newsletter in two weeks time... so now here's your update on what's been happening on
the Incense Man website since the last newsletter, a fortnight ago...
I mentioned earlier, it's been a busy fortnight here, but with not a lot
to show for it! However, we've still had a few deliveries, so BACK
IN STOCK we now
have the ever-popular Goloka
Nagchampa incense sticks.
also had FRESH
STOCK IN of our
Number One bestseller, Satya
Sai Baba Nag Champa incense sticks... and (as I alluded to last
time) we've also received fresh stock of Swift-Lite
Excelsior quick-lighting charcoal tablets and Devdarshan
Dhoop sticks, plus Satya
Rose incense cones, and one or two other things...
as always, we have a NEW
SPECIAL OFFER for
you this fortnight... so until Friday
22 February (or
while stocks last) you can SAVE
20% on Mysore
Sandal soap in 75g bars. That really is ridiculously cheap!
Of course, as always, the Incense Man newsletter wouldn't be complete
without a free giveaway, and as usual this one lasts for two weeks, until the next edition of the newsletter. You'll find all the details a little further down the page. But remember, this free bonus offer is ONLY available to you as a
registered email recipient of the newsletter... SO
CLICK HERE TO SUBSCRIBE NOW and take advantage of the free offer
before we get to that, why not take a look at the Top Five best-selling
varieties on the Incense Man website, in the fortnight since the last
edition of the newsletter?
Sai Baba Nag Champa incense sticks - always our Number One
bestseller... the hippies' favourite from the 1960s...
Nagchampa incense sticks - they've taken up permanent residence in
the Number Two spot... an excellent nag champa variety as an aid to
(Precious) Patchouli incense sticks - up one place from last
fortnight's Number Four, this ever-popular and eminently affordable
traditional Indian incense...
Dhoop - I don't believe these have EVER made it into the Top
Five before... so congratulations to them on being a new entry this
Shringar incense sticks - back down two places this fortnight, but
still one of our most popular budget-priced Indian incense varieties.
NOW, YOUR FREE BONUS GIVEAWAY OFFER...
OUR FREE BONUS OFFER - Place an order worth GBP £15 (fifteen pounds) or more EXCLUDING
postage & packing during the next two weeks - before Friday 22 February - and we'll send you
(subject to availability) a FREE BONUS box of
Oodh (agarwood) incense sticks (usual price 99p),
to enjoy with our compliments... they
may not be the most expensive Oodh around, but they're definitely worth a try!
forget - this free bonus incense offer is only available to registered
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that's it for now, but please feel free to browse around the rest of the Incense Man website to check out the full range available, including all the ongoing special offers...
Adrian, Incense Man
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