“All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

“All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

“All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

Friday 20th August 2021

Friday’s quote:

“All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

Incense Man.

Our stall at The Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells went well last fortnight. It was lovely to see a few of our customers.

I’ll be there again this Sunday. Please visit us if you are in the area, the details are:

Address: The Pantiles Tunbridge Wells Kent TN2 5TD

Date: Sunday 22nd August 2021

Time: 10am – 4pm

On Saturday 4th September a stall will be held at Duck Pond Markets in Chiswick. I will provide more information on this at the next newsletter.


Question Time



What’s in stock, what is new and what we need to wait for…..

New to the website:

Temple of Incense – Indian Rose

Back in stock:

HEM incense  

HEM White Sage Garden Incense Sticks

HEM Citronella Garden Incense Sticks

HEM Patchouli Garden Incense Sticks

Padmini Spiritual Guide

Padmini Lyrics

Satya Sandalwood Backflow Cone

Satya Rose Backflow Cone

Has your favourite incense made the ‘back in stock soon’ list:

Lakshmi dhoop sticks – expecting delivery within the next few days

Out of stock:

Satya Super Sandal Dhoop sticks – expected to be back in stock in 4 weeks

Nitiraj – waiting for our supplier to confirm when this will now become available

Om Nag Champa - waiting for our supplier to confirm when this will now become available

Padmini Gulistan – need to find a new supplier

Cat Brand Metro Milan incense sticks – need to find a new supplier

Morning Star Japanese Incense gift set – If you like Morning Star then visit our sister site Vectis Karma for a full range of Japanese Incense.

Coming to the website soon:

Native Soul Myrrh backflow cones

Native Soul Copal backflow cones


Let’s take a look at some important dates in the coming fortnight:

Friday 6th August - Jamaican Independence Day. Independence is a public holiday in Jamaica observed on August 6th. If August 6th falls on a Sunday, Independence Day will be observed as a public holiday on Monday August 7th.

This holiday is the National Day of Jamaica and celebrates independence from the United Kingdom on this day in 1962.

Jamaica was one of the first colonies in the so-called new world. Spanish rule began in 1509. Nearly 150 years later, the island was taken by the British on May 11th 1655 during the Anglo-Spanish War.

With the break up of the British Empire in the 1950s, Jamaica had several amendments to its constitution to allow greater self-government and a Prime Minister. In 1958, Jamaica became a founding member of the West Indies Federation, a political union of various islands in the Caribbean that were colonies of the United Kingdom. In September 1961, Jamaican dissatisfaction with the Federation and the slow pace of moves to independence led to a referendum in Jamaica that resulted in 54% of voters wanting to leave. The elections of 1962 were won by the Jamaica Labour Party under the leadership of Alexander Bustamante.

This led to the Jamaica Independence Act being passed by the United Kingdom Parliament on July 19th 1962, granting independence on August 6th 1962 when the Jamaican flag was flown for the first time. Bustamante became Jamaica's first Prime Minister and Jamaica joined the Commonwealth of Nations.

The main event of Independence Day is the Jamaica Festival, which is celebrated with a grand parade, traditional music, the World Reggae Dance Final and other events.

Monday 9th August - Singapore National Day is  public holiday in Singapore, celebrated on August 9th each year. If August 9th falls on a weekend, then a public holiday will be observed on the following Monday.

It marks Singapore's sovereignty, which was gained on this day in 1965.

Singapore declared independence from Britain in August 1963. It joined the Federation of Malaysia in September 1963 after the 1962 Merger Referendum of Singapore.

Singapore left the federation two years later and gained its own sovereignty on August 9th 1965 when Yusof bin Ishak was sworn in as the first President of Singapore.

Singaporeans begin celebrations during the last weeks of July and they will continue throughout August. These celebrations will include concerts, carnivals, and many other festivities.

The largest event among the celebrations is the annual National Day Parade. The parade is held in Singapore’s National Stadium in front of 60,000 people and is nationally televised.

The parade features performances from military and school bands, a 400-piece drum ensemble, solo vocalists, professional dance routines, and displays by the Singapore Armed forces, which include free-fall parachute displays, tower repelling, vehicle shows, a presidential gun salute and a national flag fly-by.

Thursday 12th August - Mother's Day in Thailand. When Thailand first introduced Mother’s Day in 1950 it observed was in April. In 1976, the date of Mother's Day was changed to August 12th to commemorate the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.

Saturday 14th August - The Vigil of the Assumption is a public holiday in the Vatican City on August 14th each year. It precedes the Feast of the Assumption on August 15th, an important event in the calendar of the Roman Catholic Church.

From the earliest days of the Catholic Church, it was a tradition to observe a vigil on the evening before key feast days. Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve is one example that remains popular to this day.

Regarded as the principal feast day of the Virgin Mother, Assumption commemorates the belief that when Mary, the mother of Jesus, died, her body was not subjected to the usual process of physical decay but was "assumed" into heaven and reunited there with her soul. Like the Immaculate Conception, the Assumption wasn’t always an official dogma of the Roman Catholic Church, in fact it was only ruled as such in 1950 by Pope Pius XII.

During the day of the vigil, followers would fast before gathering in the evening to listen to readings from the Bible, or a sermon on the topic by a priest. At the start of the feast day, mass would be celebrated and the fast could be broken.

Given the importance of Mary to the Roman Catholic tradition, it is no surprise that the vigil before her feast day has been observed for many centuries. In 858 AD, Mention is made of the Vigil of the Assumption of Our Lady, with fasting, by Pope Nicolas I. It is recorded that on this day angels were heard, near the city of Soissons, singing this anthem: "Felix namque es, sacra Virgo Maria, et omni laude dignissima, quia ex te ortus est Sol justitiae, Christus Deus noster." (For thou art happy, O Holy Virgin Mary, and art worthy of all praise, for out of thee arose the Sun of justice, Christ our God.)

Top sellers:

Satya Sai Baba Nag Champa incense sticks

Mothers India Amrita incense sticks

Satya White Sage incense sticks

Vijayshree Golden Nag Patchouli incense sticks

Laughing Buddhha Frankincense

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