Man Newsletter, Friday 3 August 2018
What's back in stock, a new special offer, our Top Five
bestsellers... and your free bonus giveaway!
Well, I was
quite looking forward to seeing the
longest lunar eclipse (blood moon) of this century last
Friday... but, of course, after weeks and weeks of clear weather, it was
cloudy that night. So my first glimpse of the moon was about 10 minutes
after the end of the eclipse - typical! I hope you had
better luck where you were...
Then to add insult to
injury (or should that be the other way round?), just a day later
we got battered by very nasty stormy weather, with torrential rain and gale
force gusts of wind. Our large potted Himalayan honeysuckle on the patio
got blown over, but it's fairly resilient so it's picked back up a bit now. And luckily
beans, tomato plants, and rhubarb came through minus a few leaves, but
otherwise pretty much unscathed...
weather has improved a bit since then, which is just as well because
we've had our Number-One-Son (Colin) and his two children (Lewis
and Emmy) staying with us this week...so we've been crabbing
at West Bay, visiting the fun-fair and amusement arcades, and
generally eating far too much junk food from the stalls around the
On a slightly
topic, I just need to give you a little advance warning that our office
will be closed on
Friday 17 August
and won't re-open until
Wednesday 22 August,
while Chris and I go swanning off to visit the various bits of our family in
Cheshire and Lancashire. That also means that our next newsletter will
be in THREE weeks' time, instead of the usual two weeks, on Friday 24 August,
at the start of the August
Bank Holiday weekend. Our apologies in advance for any
inconvenience. (I hope you were taking notes there, as I'll be asking
Now, I'm afraid that
once again we've lost a few well-known names in the two weeks since the
last newsletter. Sadly we've had to bid farewell to American DJ (of
"Good Morning Vietnam" fame) Adrian
Cronauer (79), the youngest British Spitfire pilot in
the Battle of Britain, Geoffrey
Wellum (96), Scottish actor (probably best-known as Kirk St
Moritz in the BBC sitcom "Dear
Blake (69), Italian chairman of Ferrari Sergio
Marchionne (66), British actor Bernard
Hepton (92), and British round-the-world sailor Tony
Bullimore (79). RIP, one and all...
OK, now to cheer
us up a bit after that bad news, here's Peter Blake's 1977 hit "Lipsmackin'
Rock 'n Rollin'", which was a spin-off from his Pepsi-Cola
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 three weeks... with (as always) my apologies for any errors or omissions...
Sunday 5 August
is a holiday in Burkina Faso for the country's Independence
Day (from France in 1960), as well as being a public
holiday in Croatia for Victory
Day in Niger (from France in 1960)...
- Then this weekend,
Monday 6 August is the Summer
Bank Holiday in Scotland and Ireland, and the Civic
Holiday in Canada.
It's also Independence
Day in Jamaica (from the United Kingdom in 1962) and Independence
Day in Bolivia (from Spain in 1825)...
Wednesday 8 August is the holiday
of Ceasefire Day in Iraq, celebrating the end of Iran - Iraq war in
1988. It's also Father's
Day (Ba Ba Day) in Taiwan and Mongolia...
Thursday 9 August is a public
holiday in South Africa for National Women's Day, while in Singapore it's the country's National
Friday 10 August
is the National
Day of Ecuador...
Saturday 11 August
is a holiday in Japan for Mountain
Monday 13 August
Day in the Central African Republic (from France in 1960),
as well as being International
Tuesday 14 August
is a public holiday in Tristan da Cunha for Anniversary
Day. It's also Independence
Day in Pakistan (from the British Raj in 1947)...
Wednesday 15 August
is the Christian feast day of the Assumption
of Mary, and is a public holiday in many primarily Catholic
countries. Elsewhere, it's Constitution
Day in Equatorial Guinea, the National
Day of Liechtenstein, Independence
Day in India (from the United Kingdom in 1947), Independence
Day in the Republic of the Congo (from France in 1960),
Day in both North and South Korea (from Japan in 1945)...
Thursday 16 August
sees the start of 10 days of holidays in Saudi Arabia, for Eid
al-Adha (the Feast of the Sacrifice). It's also the first day of Independence
Day celebrations in Gabon (from France in 1960)...
Friday 17 August
Day in Indonesia (from Japan in 1945), and the
second day of Independence
Day celebrations in Gabon (from France in 1960)...
Sunday 19 August
is a holiday in Vietnam for August
Revolution Commemoration Day...
Monday 20 August
is a public holiday in Hungary for State
Foundation Day / St Stephen's Day, and also in Estonia for
of Restoration of Independence. Elsewhere, it's a
holiday in Argentina for General
José de San Martín Memorial Day...
Tuesday 21 August
is the Islamic holiday of Eid
al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice, with celebrations in
several Muslim countries continuing until Friday or Saturday...
Friday 24 August
is the holiday of Flag
Day in Liberia, and Independence
Day in Ukraine (from the Soviet
Union in 1991).
And finally, don't
Monday 27 August is
a Bank Holiday in the UK (except Scotland).
that takes us up to (and just beyond) the date of our next scheduled newsletter in
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...
Well, as usual the deliveries have kept on arriving... so BACK
we now have Goloka
Nagchampa incense sticks, and Sugandha
Shringar incense sticks...
also received fresh stocks of
Satya Super Hit
incense sticks, Satya
Natural incense sticks, and Satya
Sai Baba Nag Champa incense sticks.
always) we have a new special offer
for you, which will last
for THREE weeks, until the date of our next newsletter (subject to us not running out, of course!).
So until then you can save 20% on
Dhoop Factory's Gateway of India incense sticks. (That means
they're just 95p a tube - a saving of 24p!)
course, as always, the Incense Man newsletter wouldn't be
complete without a free giveaway, and this one lasts for THREE 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...
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
two weeks since the
last edition of the newsletter?
Sai Baba Nag Champa incense sticks - ALWAYS our
Number One bestseller... still the hippies' favourite from the
Nagchampa incense sticks - now permanently resident in the
Number Two bestseller spot...
insect repellent incense sticks - up one place in this
fortnight's Top Five... it's definitely midge and mosquito season!
Mantra Meditation masala incense sticks - re-entering
the bestsellers' list this fortnight, they're ideal for
promoting and enhancing meditation...
Original natural masala incense sticks - down another place the last
two weeks... but still very popular.
YOUR NEW FREE BONUS GIVEAWAY OFFER...
FREE BONUS OFFER - Place an order worth GBP £15 (fifteen pounds) or more
post & packing) during the
next THREE weeks - before Friday
24 August -
and we'll send you a FREE BONUS box of
Dhoop sticks - normal price 99p - to enjoy with our
compliments, subject to availability... (Give
them a try, risk-free - I'm sure you'll enjoy their typically
Indian, gentle, sweet floral fragrance...)
forget - this free bonus incense offer is only available to registered email
recipients of this newsletter - SO CLICK
HERE TO SUBSCRIBE NOW and take advantage of the FREE offer
it for now, but please feel free to browse around the rest of
Man website to check out the full range available, including
all the ongoing special offers...
Adrian, Incense Man
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