Incense Man Newsletter, Friday
21 June 2019
What's new, what's back (and fresh) in stock, a new special offer, our Top Five bestsellers... and your free bonus giveaway!
think I've had more work to do on the Incense Man website since we
agreed to sell the business than at almost any time over the last 17
years or so of running it! It must be because I'm too
considerate - reorganising, tidying and re-writing it so that the new
owners don't have too much donkey-work to do on Day One... (although
we still don't quite know yet exactly when that day will be!)
Anyway, more about
the business goings-on later in this newsletter. For now, let me just
wish you a Happy Midsummer Solstice! I have to admit that for the
first time in umpteen years I didn't get up at silly-o'clock
this morning to watch the sun rise... but, hey, I was there in
Still on a personal
note, but a very sad one, I'm sorry to report that Chris's 88 year old
Mum, Gwen, passed away (at home, peacefully, in her sleep) on
Wednesday evening... so please bear with us if we seem a little
distracted over the next few days and weeks...
OK, in a similar but
less personal vein, let's
take our usual fortnightly look at those well-known names who've left
us since the last edition of this newsletter. Well, in the last
two weeks we've had to bid farewell to a few... British
footballer and manager Justin Edinburgh
(49), American actress Sylvia Miles (94),
Irish author - the mother of Thin Lizzy's late front-man - Philomena Lynott (88),
Britain's oldest person Grace
Jones (112), Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli (96),
and American fashion icon Gloria
Vanderbilt (95). May they all rest in peace...
cheer us up after all that bad news, let's celebrate the lives of Phil
Lynott and his
Mum with a blast of one of my favourite Thin
Lizzy tracks - here's a live version of "The
Boys Are Back In Town", from way back in
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 omissions...
Friday 21 June
is the date of this year's summer
solstice (in the northern hemisphere), and is the
holiday of Midsummer
Eve in Finland. (But let's not forget that in the southern
hemisphere it's the winter
solstice.) It's also the National
Day (Ullortuneq) of Greenland, as well as being Father's
Day in Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Uganda, Pakistan, and the
United Arab Emirates.
this weekend, Saturday
22 June is
celebrated in Finland and Sweden as the holiday of Midsummer
Day, while in Croatia it's Anti-Fascist
Sunday 23 June
John's Eve, and marks the start of midsummer celebrations in
Spain, Portugal, Estonia, Latvia, Romania, Belarus, Lithuania,
Poland, Russia, and Ukraine. It's also the first day of the Golowan
(Midsummer) Festival in Cornwall. Elsewhere, it's a
holiday in Luxembourg for the Grand
Duke's Official Birthday...
24 June is St
John's Day (the Nativity of St John The Baptist), which
is the traditional date of the celebrations of Midsummer
Day, and is a holiday in Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania,
25 June is a
holiday in Croatia
in both cases for Statehood
Meanwhile in Mozambique it's the holiday of Independence
Day (from Portugal in 1975)...
26 June is a
holiday in Azerbaijan for Armed
Forces Day. It's also Independence Day in Madagascar
(from France in 1960), and in what was British
Somaliland (from the United Kingdom in 1960)...
27 June is the
public holiday of National
Unity Day in Tajikistan, Independence
Day in Djibouti (from France in 1977), and the
feast day of Seven
Sleepers' Day in Germany...
28 June is the
public holiday of Constitution
Day in Ukraine, the national and religious holiday of Vidovdan
in Serbia, and Family
Day in Vietnam...
29 June is the National
Day of the Seychelles, as well as being the Christian Feast
of Saints Peter and Paul, Armed
Forces Day in the United Kingdom, and Veterans'
Day in the Netherlands. Elsewhere, it's a religious
holiday in Iran to commemorate the Martyrdom
of Imam Sadeq...
30 June is a
public holiday in Sudan for Revolution
Day, and is also Independence
Day in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (from Belgium
in 1960). Meanwhile in the Central African Republic,
it's the public holiday of General
1 July is a
national holiday in Canada for Canada Day and
the holiday of Establishment
Day (formerly Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Establishment Day) in Hong Kong, while in the rest of China
Party of China Founding Day. Meanwhile it's also Constitution
Day in the Cayman Islands, Heroes'
Day in Zambia, Sir
Seretse Khama Day in Botswana, and Independence
Day in Burundi,
3 July is Independence
Day in Belarus (from Nazi Germany in 1944)...
4 July is Independence
Day in the United States (from Great Britain in 1776),
Day in Rwanda...
5 July is a
holiday in both the Czech Republic and Slovakia for Saints
Cyril and Methodius Day, Constitution
Day in Armenia, Tynwald
Day on the Isle of Man, and Independence
Day in Algeria
(from France in 1962), Cape
Verde (from Portugal in 1975), and Venezuela
(from Spain in 1811).
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...
it's been another very busy couple of weeks here... but mainly in terms
of "end-of-term" admin, and tidying up our website ready for the new owners! Once I actually
started looking into it, there was lot of redundant, out-of-date and
no-longer-obtainable stuff on there, so you should now notice that
things are a bit less cluttered...
the deliveries front it's also been quite "brisk"... so you'll
now find one NEW-ish
incense (actually a new version of an existing incense) on the
Padmini Lyrics masala incense sticks.
BACK (or fresh) IN STOCK
we have Satya Sai
Baba Nag Champa incense sticks, Ancient
Wisdom's Nag Champa room fragrance sprays, Satya
Natural masala incense sticks, Vijayshree's
Golden Nag Chandan (sandalwood) incense sticks, Padmini
Brindavan (sandal) incense sticks, Bharath
Darshan incense sticks, HEM
Night Queen incense sticks, and mango-wood
for incense cones.
as always we have a NEW
SPECIAL OFFER for
you this fortnight... so until the date of our next newsletter, you can
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So order yours while stocks last...
- Padmini Lyrics masala incense sticks - a new version of
an old favourite...
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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 - still stuck in the Number Two spot... an
excellent nag champa variety as an aid to meditation...
Darshan incense sticks - last fortnight's highest re-entry, and
still climbing (by one place) this time. A favourite traditional Indian incense...
Loban masala incense sticks - a surprise new entry to the Top Five
this fortnight,,, but I suppose it shouldn't be too much of a
shock, as they are remarkably good incense sticks!
Brand Metromilan incense sticks - dropping two places in the last
fortnight - but still a very distinctive fragrance you're sure to
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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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