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 Beryl Maughan Hankin

I'm Beryl the proprietor and scribe of Guru Boutique. I also try to write a little bit on my own account. Guru is an independent, fair trade business established almost five decades ago and located in Darlington, UK. I work there with my best friends Tony and Colin. In addition to many other duties, I manage the blog and social media sites for the shop and for myself. Growing up back in the 1940s I never in my wildest dreams could have imagined such a thing as the internet, let alone a blog. However, here I am over seventy-five years later being able to communicate with the world via such things. To quote Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead, "What a long strange trip this has been" - and it's not over yet! (Guru Boutique's logo is based on a Mayan harvest deity and my own profile logo is by Mr Derek Hargreaves).

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