Smiggle Have Come To Cornwall!

 

On Saturday we opened the new Smiggle shop in Truro down here in Cornwall.

 

Smiggle stationery shop Truro Cornwall

 

Opening shops by cutting a fancy red ribbon isn’t something that we usually do on a normal weekend. We were really honoured to be asked, even if it did mean an early morning on Saturday. We all love our Saturday morning lie in, but even the boys didn’t grumble at getting up early as they were excited.

 

Smiggle Truro Cornwall opening

 

There has never been a Smiggle shop in Cornwall, so we’ve been restricted to ordering online before now. Smiggle does hardbacked pencil cases, which work perfectly for storing Type 1 Diabetes supplies in safely for children. We’ve had to order online before now to get ours.

 

Smiggle originated in Australia in 2003 and didn’t open it’s 1st shop in the UK until 2014. Since then Smiggle shops have popped up all over the place and finally, they are in Cornwall. They have eighty stores now!

 

When we arrived at Smiggle in Truro, we were greeted by their very lovely and helpful staff. My eldest didn’t want to do the ribbon cutting and be in the photos, but my youngest jumped at the chance. The ribbon didn’t want to cut, so we were laughing quite a lot before we entered the shop.

 

On entering Smiggle, we were faced with a rainbow of colours. Every type of stationery that I could imagine, with all sorts of scents.

 

Smiggle Stationery Cornwall

 

The various scented pencils and pencil cases all gave me a touch of nostalgia for my own youth. We were given a voucher to say thank you for opening the shop, which the boys took ages spending. There was so much choice, but they did eventually choose their goodies. I also bought myself a stationery advent calendar!

 

Big kid I know, but I am so excited about opening it. There is no way that I am waiting until Christmas, I am planning to do a YouTube video of opening it soon. **Here it is**

 

 

Smiggle Stationery

 

With the money that we spent with the voucher and on my advent calendar, we managed to have enough craver saver stamps to get some free gifts as well. Smiggle does a special card that you get stamped every time you spend £10, and when your card is full you receive a free gift in store.

 

The gifts vary, but we got twisty crayons and a colour in poster set with ours. So, they really are free gifts worth having in my opinion. At the moment, to celebrate the new shop opening, they are giving double stamps as well. I am definitely popping back there soon to the Smiggle Truro shop, to get Christmas stocking bits and to fill up another card!

 

The staff at the Truro Smiggle are so lovely and I think we have a new favourite shop. Have you visited Truro Smiggle yet?

 

Stevie x

We were provided with a voucher to spend on stationery for the purpose of this post, but all thoughts and opinions as ever are my own and honest.
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27 Comments

  1. 18 October 2016 / 9:49 pm

    You are so famous. I love the photo of you both cutting the ribbon. The shop looks fab too, lots of nice brightly coloured stationery, ooooh stationery!
    Nat.x

  2. 19 October 2016 / 8:37 am

    Stationery advent calendar?!!!! Need!!!

  3. 19 October 2016 / 10:31 pm

    Wow I didn’t know you were a celebrity! We don’t have a smiggle, but I went to one when I met up with Donna and they are fab! I brought Alice some bits for starting school. I’m definitely checking out that advent calendar X

  4. 21 October 2016 / 7:12 am

    Wow how exciting for you, and what a truly amazing shop I am off to check them out now. My bank balance may not like me doing that though #picknmix

  5. 21 October 2016 / 8:46 am

    How cool that you got to actually cut the ribbon?! Local celebrity! I love smiggle. We have had one for a couple of years here and I haven’t been that often as I have had no need to. But I will definitely be going for school supplies next year, and maybe to get that advent calendar, because it looks amazing! #picknmix

    • 21 October 2016 / 2:00 pm

      Ha I would make a hopeless celebrity, I don’t even like having my photo taken ;)

      Stevie x

  6. 21 October 2016 / 9:01 am

    I would have loved this shop as a kid. I love stationery. Who am I kidding. I would love this shop now!

    Sally @ Life Loving

  7. 21 October 2016 / 11:53 am

    We have a Smiggle in Guildford. Oscar and I have been in a few times. It looks great for gift ideas. And how lovely that they asked to you open the store! Sweet! #picknmix

    • 21 October 2016 / 1:59 pm

      I was slightly surprised to say the least that they asked us, but it was a lot of fun :)

      Stevie x

  8. 21 October 2016 / 5:45 pm

    Oh what a lovely thing to get to do! Famous! I have only been to a Smiggle once as we don’t have one near us but I loved it! I’m massively into stationary so its my ideal shop! I love the advent calendar, a great idea and far better than a choccie one! :)

    #PicnMix

  9. 21 October 2016 / 8:51 pm

    I’ve never heard of Smiggle before – might have to check them out online. Love a bit of stationery!! #picknmix

  10. 22 October 2016 / 6:48 am

    My nearest Smiggle is Bluewater, and I must confess I try to avoid going in at all costs, because if I do I spend silly amounts on things I don’t need! I have a minor obsession with stationary I think haha x #picnmix

  11. 22 October 2016 / 8:28 am

    You opened a shop! How very exciting!! I love Smiggle stuff…it’s all so pretty! Xx

  12. 22 October 2016 / 11:01 am

    That advent calendar looks amazing! I’ll definitely be hunting this place down next time I’m in Truro :) #picknmix

  13. 22 October 2016 / 2:23 pm

    I’ve never heard of this company put it looks amazing. You simply cannot beat a good bit of stationary. Looks like you had tons of fun! #picknmix

  14. 22 October 2016 / 8:02 pm

    I’ve only ventured into Smiggle once as I’m a big stationary fan. I can’t wait to take my Ava when she’s a bit older, it’s such a fun shop! #picknmix

  15. 24 October 2016 / 9:41 am

    This looks like such a cute, quirky shop! I’ve never heard of it. We don’t have Smiggle in Ireland. I’ll def check out the website. How exciting for you to have been asked to officially open it! Fun day out for sure! #PicknMix

  16. 24 October 2016 / 9:41 am

    This looks like such a cute, quirky shop! I’ve never heard of it. We don’t have Smiggle in Ireland. I’ll def check out the website. How exciting for you to have been asked to officially open it! Fun day out for sure! #PicknMix

  17. 25 October 2016 / 10:36 pm

    What a lovely shop. I’ve never heard of this one but I would love it:)
    #PicknMix

  18. 27 October 2016 / 5:53 pm

    I LOVE smiggle! I would love one of their advent calendars I’m so jealous. PS I still need your signtaure with your scented pens ;)
    Eilidh

  19. 28 October 2016 / 6:45 pm

    I love that you opened the new Smiggle store, and what an honour. I recently discovered Smiggle (well I say I, obviously I mean my 10 year old daughter who is addicted to the products). I won’t tell her there is a Smiggle advent calendar lol x

  20. 3 November 2016 / 10:22 pm

    Oh wow how exciting! You’re a proper celeb now! :D Smuggle shops look like so much fun! I was supposed to attend an event at the Manchester store but had to pull out due to illness. Shame because it looked fab! So colourful! I also love the fact that they’re Australian.

    (Do they have 80 shops in the UK?)

    • 3 November 2016 / 10:53 pm

      Ha I would hate being a celebrity. Can I have a celebrity income but stay unknown please, that I don’t mind ;) and yep they are aiming for 200 in the UK apparently according to Uncle Google!

      Stevie x

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