The stall used to be owned by an old lady and old gentleman. Its now owned by their daughter. She is a lovely lady - just like her Mum used to be and superb at serving on this very busy stall, making sure that customers are all being "served" and chatted to. Amazing customer service. We got talking about her parents and she told me that her dad had worked on the stall until he was 100 years old! Just after his 100th birthday, he broke his hip, and a 2 week hospital stay saw him lose muscle tone and he wasn't able to work after that. He died at 102 years old.
I remember him serving me about 4 years ago and I would never have thought he was in his late 90's. What an amazing gent.
Any way, the ribbon was 8p per metre and not 75p per metre like it was in Hobbycraft, and she apologised that the lace I had chosen was 85p per metre. I said that it was fine, as it was £4.99 per metre in Hobbycraft! And the staff were no where near as chatty and nice!