"Did you know Epiphany's closing for a few months in the new year?" asks Noreen.
"Yes, for a new floor. The old one's rotten all through. They could do with a new carpet as well, it's been down to the hessian lining for the past ten years. It's closing about the same time as we're supposed to be shifting Roadkill to the new place. You know what that will mean," I say, indicating just a selection of old furniture and boxes of stock.
"Did you know that Doggedly's closing at the same time for a new toilet?"