Guru’s Gaffe’s: Navel Gazing…


A very elderly gentleman and his equally elderly wife shuffled shakily with difficulty but dignity, into our shop to look at the cards. Finally, they chose one, and the gent slowly and carefully brought it over to us at the counter. “I like this one,” he said, “it has a naval connection”! The card was a bright and cheerful birthday one, with a nice design that had nothing at all to do with the sea, so Tony and I looked puzzled. The man then said with a twinkle in his eye, “turn it over and you will see what I mean”. We did as he said, and there on the back was printed ‘this card is by Belly Button Designs’!!! He well and truly got us…

About Guru Boutique

This is a blog about a small family run fair trade gift, clothes and card shop, which at the date of writing has managed to survive for almost five decades. In 1971 the idea took shape for this business, but it began life under the name of Quaker Girl. In 1972 it became Guru Boutique. Guru Boutique is much more than a business, it is a way of life and a labour of love!

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