It seems incredible, but we've been doing this for a year! Yes, Valentine’s Day 2021 was when Ten of Clubs first came upon the land. It’s our birthday!
Our first anniversary festivities commenced with a trip to the pub, then to the lanes of Banbury’s premier and only ten-pin bowling alley: Banbury Bowl. Do all bowling alleys have bouncers?
We were not able to muster a full team for the evening, unfortunately, having lost a few to Covid house arrest; but, undaunted, trusting luck more than skill, we let loose our balls.
The Ten of Clubs bowling team can be said to have displayed more passion than ability. Highlights included Jordan – or should that be Tordau? – struggling even to input his name correctly on the scoreboard, and Charlie bowling so erratically we had to check he’d understood the aim of the game was to hit the pins, not skilfully avoid them.
Skev won – which we had fully anticipated from the moment he’d first suggested bowling – and the night followed an alcoholic path from there on till the wee small hours of the morning.
More Garms Coming Soon
It was a great way to end what has been a great first year. We’ve learned so much, not only about the things we knew we didn’t know about, but also about the things we didn’t know we didn’t know about.
We’ve also made some great new friends – designers, artists of all kinds, musicians, skateboarders, and a world-famous photographer who toured with Foo Fighters – and we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to create even more awesome garms and wall art for you.
If you’re here and you're on our mailing list, we’ll have thanked you already. You’ll have received - and many of you used - your exclusive discount for being a year one legend.
If you’re here but not on our mailing list, a) you might want to consider joining so you too can get access to exclusive offers and bonus content, and b) we want to thank you for supporting us in whatever way you have.
Maybe you’ve liked an Instagram or Facebook post, or followed us on TikTok. Maybe you’ve told someone about us, or just browsed our store. Or perhaps you went the whole hog, bought from us, wore your garms with pride, and left us a glowing review.
However you got here, thanks for joining us on what The X Factor would call our journey.
We like that you like what we’re doing, and we hope you’ll like what we have in store for you in year two… Brace yourselves!
Stay cool and spread the word ♣︎
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