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Recent Events:

Doctor Who Day was Sunday October 28. Our thanks to everyone whose energy and enthusiasm made it smashing success by all standards. Pictures on Facebook!


jubilee-luncheon.jpg Queen Elizabeth's 2012 Diamond Jubilee

Thanks to those who visited us during the Jubilee Weekend, and CONGRATULATIONS to all our lucky winners of goodie bags and raffle prizes at our Big Lunch event. See pictures from the events on Flickr


2011 Halloween Car and Motorcycle Show

carshow2011.jpg Our 2011 Halloween Car Show featured over 65 classic British vehicles, ranging from a thre-wheeled Reliant Robin to a Bentley to a Saladin Tank. The haunted tearoom featured an executioner at his chopping block. Lovely weather, too. See pictures of the October 30 2011 event on Flickr.


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Who Saw...
Who Conquered!

Thank You to all those Who came to our DR WHO EVENT in October 2011 - and especially those who came in costume and brought models! it was a wonderful celebration of our fave Sci-Fi show! Judging from the number of costumes, it was a memorable fan meetup. Congratulations to all the prize winners! The Telegraph has pictures and you can see more photos from Doctor Who Day 2011 on our Flickr page..



Memories of a Royal Wedding

It was an unforgettable week...we wish to thank the many people who visited us this week...everyone who came to our Friday morning Wedding Watching Party and our Saturday Royal Open House Celebration...so wonderful to be with all our friends at this special time - and make new friends too! Enjoy these pictures we took of the days' events...

Banger and Bacon sandwiches, hot tea, and even croissants made for the morning's breakfast

Banger and Bacon sandwiches, hot tea, and even croissants made for the morning's breakfast



Alexandra Evans and Sheela Kadam pose with our local London bobby and Lord of the manor

Alexandra Evans and Sheela Kadam pose with our local London bobby and Lord of the manor



Channel 4 reporter interviews a member of Grapevine's Police force , decked out appropriately for the occasion

Channel 4 reporter interviews a member of Grapevine's Police force , decked out appropriately for the occasion



An ocean separates Texas from England, but on this morning there was an unusual closeness between the cultures

An ocean separates Texas from England, but on this morning there was an unusual closeness between the cultures



Contestants gather in the shop for Saturday's Will and Kate Lookalike Competition

Contestants gather in the shop for Saturday's Will and Kate Lookalike Competition



Sheela Kadam joins members of the Grapevine City Government and Sue Birch, founder of Theatre Britain, in front of the Emporium

Sheela Kadam joins members of the Grapevine City Government and Sue Birch, founder of Theatre Britain, in front of the Emporium



Alex and Sheela pose with the winners of the William and Kate lookalike contest

Alex and Sheela pose with the winners of the William and Kate lookalike contest



The 92 inch HD projection screen gave everyone a spectacular view of Westminster Abbey

The 92 inch HD projection screen gave everyone a spectacular view of Westminster Abbey



Alex and Sheela enjoyed the wedding ceremony as much as everyone else did

Alex and Sheela enjoyed the wedding ceremony as much as everyone else did



The Emporium is packed with people for the Will and Kate lookalike contest

The Emporium is packed with people for the Will and Kate lookalike contest



A British bobby and a Texas cowgirl observe the wedding ceremonies as dawn starts to hide the rising moon

A British bobby and a Texas cowgirl observe the wedding ceremonies as dawn starts to hide the rising moon



He was probably upset he wasn't an English Sheepdog this day

He was probably upset he wasn't an English Sheepdog this day



Cameras and TV lights kept an eye on the crowd in Friday's cool morning air

Cameras and TV lights kept an eye on the crowd in Friday's cool morning air



A former member of the Grenadier Guards congratulates the winner of the "Find the Grenadier" contest

A former member of the Grenadier Guards congratulates the winner of the "Find the Grenadier" contest



Celebratory libations awaited everyone attending the early morning Watching party

Celebratory libations awaited everyone attending the early morning Watching party



Saturday, a Saladin tank pulled up in front of the shop to help celebrate the Royal events

Saturday, a Saladin tank pulled up in front of the shop to help celebrate the Royal events



A rapt crowd watches the proceedings as dawn starts to break

A rapt crowd watches the proceedings as dawn starts to break



Nearly 200 people turned up Friday April 29 outside our shop to watch the Wedding ceremony live

Nearly 200 people turned up Friday April 29 outside our shop to watch the Wedding ceremony live



Nobody's living room could hold as many people as showed up for the Wedding Ceremony

Nobody's living room could hold as many people as showed up for the Wedding Ceremony



Shop owners Alexandra Evans and Sheela Kadam kept watch over the wedding party in the early morning darkness

Shop owners Alexandra Evans and Sheela Kadam kept watch over the wedding party in the early morning darkness



A rapt crowd is observed by a busy blogger

A rapt crowd is observed by a busy blogger



The wedding was an emotional experience for many of the 150+ people who watched with us

The wedding was an emotional experience for many of the 150+ people who watched with us



The watching party crowd was not only well dressed, but unusually proper and polite

The watching party crowd was not only well dressed, but unusually proper and polite




mpm09-gumby.jpg Monty Python Madness took over Grapevine for three weekends in July 2009!


carshow-200905-logo.png Sunday, May 17, 2009: 60 cars and motorcycles filled our car park during Grapevine Main Street Days, and a the terrific weather added to the good times.



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January 17, 2009: Our celebration of the Bard of Scotland, Robert Burns. Jim Walters of Caledonian Kitchen joined us for the Address to the Haggis at 1 pm.