Help keep THE LANGFORD STORE open while Sukhita recovers from operation

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Help Keep THE LANGFORD STORE Open While Sukhita Recovers From Operation

Project 2023-08-11 11:42:24 +1200

Our blazing, flowery dress-wearing, red-headed Langford Store superstar Sukhita Langford has discovered several lumps in her breast and has to have them removed very soon, but she wants to keep the beloved Langford Store store humming this spring while she recovers. 

 

You can help this iconic (100-year-old in 2028) store stay open, and score some delicious rewards, by buying or pre-buying food, drinks, hats, aprons, and charming old stuff from the store!

 

Sukhita has found the amazing Sandy to run the shop for three months through spring while she recovers from her breast cancer operation (Sukhita will be a mere 500 metres away at home). Sandy makes an awesome coffee and with Wills's damn fine scones, they're rearing to go.

However after a lean winter, within an economy still recovering from Covid, the shop needs funds to ensure Sandy can be paid a fair wage for her time. Usually, Sukhita would dig in and work through this time of the year, but that's not possible for her this time around.

You know Sukhita, she's always creating something, and she has accumulated heaps of gorgeous stock, including some very cool bucket hats, teeshirts and aprons. She also has a rather impressive collection of fine bone china tea sets and some funky Crown Lynn. Throw in some pre-sales of 'high teas at the Langford Store', plus some generous donations from local artists and the total value of these comes to $35,000. Those funds would enable Sukhita, her whānau and the store to thrive through spring and make it to another busy summer in Golden Bay. 

 

What fantastic rewards do have we got for you?

- Langford Store Retro Postcard Set 

- Personal Thank you on our Good News Board and Facebook

- Iconic NZ Crown Lynn Mugs

- Fine Bone China Tea Trios

- Langford Store Magnet, T-shirt, A3 Print

- Sukhita's Handmade Creations,  Kiwiana Hats, Aprons and Journals

- Some Gorgeous Teasets

- Tea and Scones for four at The Langford Store

- Original Artworks by Sensational Golden Bay Artists

- Craig Potton original framed Photograph

Note: Christmas is just around the corner, and these rewards could get you sorted!

 

 
 
About Sukhita and the Langford Store
After discovering the love of her life Will, in Wellington back in 2008 , Sukhita and Will left the capital and took over the Langford Store from Sukhita's 2nd cousin Lorna who had run it for 60 years! The original creator of this special place in 1928 was Sukhita's Great Grandfather EB Langford. With its adjoining Post Office still running, the Langford Store is a jewel in the crown of Golden Bay and an iconic piece of New Zealand history. 
 
The lovely Lorna May Langford 
 
 
 
Lorna with her mother Florence and co-worker and a visiting family 

 

EB Langford with Agnes Miller

 

Lorna in the Post Office in 1995

 

Sukhita in the Post Office in 2011

 

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Updates 19

A Very Merry Christmas to you all

24/12/2023 at 6:20 PM

Here we are, on Christmas Eve. And i contemplate the journey of many months i've been on. Thank you my team of friends and lovers of The Langford Store for being with me. Listening to my story. It has made all the difference knowing there is so much love and caring in the world. I've had surgery and radiotheraphy and scans coming out my wazoo! Last week was my 3 month after surgery one, to check all is tickadeeboo. I promised myself when coming  back over the Takaka Hill that i'd stay in Golden Bay for many months now. Done, done and done! 

I'm hankering to spend time, reconnecting with myself, my family, my home and the happiness of summer hoilday makers through The Langford Store.  So that is the plan... back behind the counter and coffee machine at the shop on Boxing Day. And although my Doctor is keen for more investigative scans early next year... (a random something near my spine?) We agreed that it was time to be in a lighter place with the sunshine and joy of family and friends.

I wish for you all to see me in full and vibrant health.  For that is how i feel at present. My body is celebrating the wellness of removing the cancer from my left breast, and i am going with that goodness and choosing to not give it much more thought. 

There is so much beauty and magnificence to celebrate. And i am a strong believer in the power of positive thought. Attitude is everything!

So with that... I wish you much joy and love during this festive time. May we continue to be fully grateful for all the magic that this beautiful journey of life gives us. 

Love, Light, Peace and Goodwill to All. 

Sukhita, Will, Jacob & Amber xox

 

Great News!

25/11/2023 at 6:06 PM

I'm back from Wellington and feeling pretty good. To be honest i had to ask if the machine was working? I am super grateful for NOT feeling any reactions or symptoms from the treatment. Must be all those spirulina smoothies and beetroot salads. 

So the "Big Shout Outs" begin! Here's to Matt Palmer, one of the many legends who helped us to reach our Pledge Me goal. Check it out on our Facebook Page. I'll try to update these daily https://www.facebook.com/thelangfordstore 

Love you all and keep being awesome

xox Sukhita & Will xox

Visiting Wellington

13/11/2023 at 8:02 PM

Hi fabulous folk - I'm having a swift week in Wellington to get some of that cancer blasting radiotherapy! Knowing the store is in superb and caring hands with the sensational Sandy, and magnificent Will keeping the children vaguely under control and baking up a storm.

For those that haven't got back to me about your hat or t-shirt size... Yes that's you i'm talking to... Alastair, Phil, Priscilla, Christie, Karen, Heppie, Lesti, Helen, Rosie and Annemaree. 

Otherwise i'm really hoping everyone has and are enjoying their rewards. Promise i'll get onto the Great News Shout Outs & Langford Store Friends Board once radiation treatment has done it's dash. 

I'm really looking forward to getting back into the swing of things during the summer at The Langford Store. Still a bit to organise, gotta find some more willing helpers, finish the back fence and sort out our water supply. And hopefully my strength will have fully returned in time for the Christmas hoilday visitors. Here's to a glorious summertime for all. 

Thank you for your continued support

xox Sukhita & Will

Not forgetting the lovers of Crown Lynn

25/10/2023 at 10:06 AM

So i got a few emails from you fabulous folk. Who weren't expecting a teatowel, but a Crown Lynn Mug. Here they are! Sitting on the counter at Takaka Take Note, awaiting their lick of appoval before winging there way to you. 

Thank you for your patience. Our dining room table is almost clear of rewards.

I will be getting on to the "BIG Shout Out" on our Great News Board soon. And the Names on The Friends of The Langford Store Board. But first a couple of medical appointments. 

Loving you all for all your support.

Keep being awesome

xox Sukhita & Will

Tea Towels are Coming to you...

23/10/2023 at 5:44 PM

What a busy few weeks it's been! It wasn't meant to be that way, but Labour Weekend was looming and we felt it was time to get the shop up and running. So busy, we got! With a bit of help from our friends, we cleaned and polished and now it's shiny & perfect for punters.

Amonst the shop cleaning & prepping the tea towels arrived. So in-between baking Will has joyfully folded them all.  And now that we've had a moment to catch our breath, i've packed them up to post to you tomorrow. Whew! 

Our first 4 days back has been great. To be honest, a bit emotional for me.  The legendary Sandy and super Celeste are sensational. They keep everything running smoothly all weekend with many happy folk enjoying tea and scones. And much happy collectable & vintage clothing purchases too. - It's a relief to get to this point.

Now i will pause a moment before heading to Wellington to talk with the radiotherapy oncologist. Knowing that all is good and The Langford Store is in great and caring hands.

Much love and thanks to you all 

xox Sukhita & Will

And we're Back!

16/10/2023 at 10:52 AM

Rewards are on their Way!

06/10/2023 at 12:03 PM

Here's the first batch of rewards packed and ready to go. Artwork, collectables, magnets, cushion covers and Journals. Thanks for your patience. We did want to get a little extra something sorted before sending them out. 

Hats and T-shirts next. But if you haven't already, could you please email me your size and colour/pattern preferences at [email protected]

Teatowels will take a little longer as the printers are super busy

And just incase you were wondering, we plan to re-open the shop from Labour Weekend. With the super awesome Sandy at the helm. Are hours will be Thursday to Sundays 9am to 4pm. 

Love & Hugs to all you delicious folk.

xox Sukhita & Will

 

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A Million Thank Yous

28/09/2023 at 4:30 PM

Hello Sensational Team. Excuse my absence. What a week it's been. Getting my head into the task of reward deliveries. AND trying to make clear decisions on further treatment! It's been five weeks since surgery. And i'm feeling better everyday. Although just when i think i'm good to go, the body tells me to take a break. What'd they say "Cancer is a dreadful gift" Trying hard to embrace the changes it has brought to my life with diet change and refocusing on what matters most. - The shop means so much to me, and to so many more i now realise - So we're working our best at getting it re-opened for Labour Weekend.  All the jobs i'm used to doing are now being delagated to others. Acknowledging my limitations. The gallery floor is re-painted, the kitchen cleaned. The big task of spring cleaning the shop itself is yet to be done. 

But i can get busy with the pen and write my thank you's to you all. Lick a stamp here and there and get these gorgeous rewards off to you fine folk. Thank you again for your support & well wishes.

Big hugs xo Sukhita

24 Hours to Go!

20/09/2023 at 3:09 PM

Hello lovely community. We're nearing the final 24 hours of our Pledge Me Campaign. (It closes at 4pm Thursday 21 September). To those who have already pledged, I send extreme gratitude for your support and generosity 🙏🏼 ❤️ And would you be willing to share our campaign just a little bit more?
That would make a huge difference.
And if you feel like you need more.... You could get your Christmas shopping sorted! Here's one of my favourite rewards on offer. It's the apron, not the man! (He's essential to me, but i'm willing to share his awesome baking!) - Love you Long Time

❤️

Only 2 Days Left...

19/09/2023 at 12:17 PM

With two more days to go on our campaign, we are overwhelmed with your love and support. We've been supported with so many amazing rewards from our friends! Check out the latest reward donation from Rangis Repairs on our campaign page.
One thing not everyone realises about Pledge Me is that when you pledge, you get something in return - which is a 'Reward.' In our case, there are some very special things - cushions, local artworks, tea towels, aprons and scones & tea at the Langford Store to name a few - still on offer.
Your pledges are enabling me (Sukhita) to take time to rest and make some decisions about the next treatment steps in this journey; knowing the shop is taken care of. Please keep pledging and sharing. With all my love & thanks, Sukhita ❤

We Did It! ***** Minimum Target reached!

18/09/2023 at 9:55 AM

OMG! We've got to our minimum target of $35,000 with 3 days left! Thank You. Thank You. Thank You.  Blowing you a whole lotta kisses. What an absoltely legendary team you are. I am feeling the love from you all.  Actually feeling quite emotional. It's extremely humbling. To see and feel the support from so many people, near and far. What a magnificent community. A true expression of community. This will take a huge load off our shoulders as we navigate the next part of the journery. And will give us the ability to employ Sandy and others to run the store whilst i look at ongoing treatments. The Langford Store is an important slice of NZ history, and your support has shown me just how special it is to so many. Thank You, Thank You. I hope we can do you all proud with our continuing custodianship. Lets all raise a fine bone china cup of tea in Celebration!

90%! You are Living Legends!

16/09/2023 at 7:25 PM

WOW! We've reached the 90% mark! Seriously feeling the love folks. Thanks you all so much for your incredible support of our campaign. I want to give you all a big bunch of flowers! With less than $5000 to raise over the next five days, I just know we'll get there with your support. Please pledge if you're able and if you already have, please keep sharing. Because all of your sharing is making a huge difference. LOVE YOU!

 

WOW! 80% What a Team!

15/09/2023 at 12:53 PM

WOW! Today we've hit 80% with 6 days left. You guys & girls are absolutely amazing. What a team. Lets go all the way. Check out the recently added rewards and keep sharing. You'd be surprised how many of your friends and family might just need a wee reminder. Every pledge counts. Is there somewhere you thought about sharing and haven't yet? Now would be the time. Being an all-or-nothing campaign, it means we only receive the funds you've lovingly pledged if we reach our goal. And Thank You, thank you. You rock our world. Are you feeling the excitement too? 

 

50% achieved and 9 days left!

12/09/2023 at 11:15 AM

Our blazing, flowery dress-wearing, red-headed Langford Store superstar Sukhita Langford has discovered several lumps in her breast and has to have them removed very soon, but she wants to keep the beloved Langford Store store humming this spring while she recovers. 

 

You can help this iconic (100-year-old in 2028) store stay open, and score some delicious rewards, by buying or pre-buying food, drinks, hats, aprons, and charming old stuff from the store!

 

Sukhita has found the amazing Sandy to run the shop for three months through spring while she recovers from her breast cancer operation (Sukhita will be a mere 500 metres away at home). Sandy makes an awesome coffee and with Wills's damn fine scones, they're rearing to go.

However after a lean winter, within an economy still recovering from Covid, the shop needs funds to ensure Sandy can be paid a fair wage for her time. Usually, Sukhita would dig in and work through this time of the year, but that's not possible for her this time around.

You know Sukhita, she's always creating something, and she has accumulated heaps of gorgeous stock, including some very cool bucket hats, teeshirts and aprons. She also has a rather impressive collection of fine bone china tea sets and some funky Crown Lynn. Throw in some pre-sales of 'high teas at the Langford Store', plus some generous donations from local artists and the total value of these comes to $35,000. Those funds would enable Sukhita, her whānau and the store to thrive through spring and make it to another busy summer in Golden Bay. 

 

What fantastic rewards do have we got for you?

- Langford Store Retro Postcard Set 

- Personal Thank you on our Good News Board and Facebook

- Iconic NZ Crown Lynn Mugs

- Fine Bone China Tea Trios

- Langford Store Magnet, T-shirt, A3 Print

- Sukhita's Handmade Creations,  Kiwiana Hats, Aprons and Journals

- Some Gorgeous Teasets

- Tea and Scones for four at The Langford Store

- Original Artworks by Sensational Golden Bay Artists

- Craig Potton original framed Photograph

Note: Christmas is just around the corner, and these rewards could get you sorted!

 

 
 
About Sukhita and the Langford Store
After discovering the love of her life Will, in Wellington back in 2008 , Sukhita and Will left the capital and took over the Langford Store from Sukhita's 2nd cousin Lorna who had run it for 60 years! The original creator of this special place in 1928 was Sukhita's Great Grandfather EB Langford. With its adjoining Post Office still running, the Langford Store is a jewel in the crown of Golden Bay and an iconic piece of New Zealand history. 
 
The lovely Lorna May Langford 
 
 
 
Lorna with her mother Florence and co-worker and a visiting family 

 

EB Langford with Agnes Miller

 

Lorna in the Post Office in 1995

 

Sukhita in the Post Office in 2011

 

Dreaming of Great Coffee...

08/09/2023 at 1:08 PM

Who's gagging for a good coffee at The Langford Store? 42% today. Slowly, slowly wins the race. In case you didn't realise... We need to get to our goal of $35,000 or we won't get any of the funds pledged so far. So please keep sharing our campaign far and wide so we can reach our goal. I look forward to seeing you in the summertime to give you a big thank you hug. Lets make this happen.

Yay! We've reached 40%

05/09/2023 at 1:18 PM

Wow! What a wonderful bunch of sweetie folk you are. 144 generous people have got us to 40% today. Thank you so much; feeling the love. To help us get to our next milestone - the halfway mark - Please share our Pledge Me link within your community, family and friends. Together we can make this happen. 

Over 30% on this 1st Day of Spring!

01/09/2023 at 3:44 PM

 

What a gorgeous 1st day of Spring it is here in Bainham. And I long for this view from the veranda at The Langford Store. WOW!  Over 30%. Getting closer to our minimum target. Feeling super grateful for the pledges so far. And please don't forget to spread the word far and wide, so we can all enjoy this view with fine tea and scones soon.  Thank you, thank you and Love to All. xox

OMG! 25% in a Week. LOVE you.

28/08/2023 at 12:00 PM

Here we are a week into our Pledge Me Campaign and i'm feeling extremely humbled by the generosity of so many. This time last week i was in the middle of surgery. So nice to be home.  Thank you, thank you for your kind pledges. It truly helps with the healing. Much Love to All.

    Pledgers 397

    Karen Keddy
    21/09/2023 at 3:55pm
    Jean
    21/09/2023 at 3:49pm
    Emily Kate Johnstone
    21/09/2023 at 3:40pm
    Ngaire Noo
    21/09/2023 at 2:42pm

    "All the best with your treatment and wishing you a speedy recovery! Xx"

    Wendy Earle
    21/09/2023 at 2:31pm
    Helen Taylor
    21/09/2023 at 2:29pm

    "With Love from Helen, Sophie & Connor xx"

    Anonymous pledger
    21/09/2023 at 2:02pm

    "sending you love xxx"

    Quentin & Goff
    21/09/2023 at 1:20pm

    "Hey guys, hope everything will go smooth for you. Have a good recovery and please keep smiling, it suits you. "

    Tom Kibblewhite
    21/09/2023 at 1:15pm
    Taupuhi McLetchie
    21/09/2023 at 12:23pm

    "LOTS OF LOVE SUKHITA ❤"

    Anonymous pledger
    21/09/2023 at 11:45am
    Anonymous pledger
    21/09/2023 at 11:10am
    [email protected]
    21/09/2023 at 10:53am
    Anonymous pledger
    21/09/2023 at 10:40am
    Maggi McFarland
    21/09/2023 at 10:31am
    Sarah Rose
    21/09/2023 at 9:00am

    "God Soeed Sukhita!"

    John Ashworth
    20/09/2023 at 10:58pm

    "Loved meeting you both and Lorna on our regular visits to Bainham .We are now back in UK having spent over 20 years traveling to and from UK. You and the store mean such a lot to us so we trust you will soon be fighting fit. John and Linda Ashworth"

    Diana
    20/09/2023 at 9:27pm

    "Diana & Luke xx"

    Mark Olsen
    20/09/2023 at 8:03pm
    Anonymous pledger
    20/09/2023 at 6:58pm
    Laura Manson
    20/09/2023 at 5:55pm
    Anonymous pledger
    20/09/2023 at 4:46pm
    Matt Palmer
    20/09/2023 at 4:21pm
    Lincoln Wright
    20/09/2023 at 3:20pm

    "❤️"

    Anonymous pledger
    20/09/2023 at 3:16pm
    Lis Pedersen
    19/09/2023 at 9:13pm

    "This is from Janice Winn"

    Anonymous pledger
    19/09/2023 at 8:05pm

    "Salute to you & all you do! Hugs from Jen & Cockle "

    Ruth
    19/09/2023 at 7:32pm

    "All the best Sukhita and family :) Love Cam and Ruth "

    Ronnie
    19/09/2023 at 5:52pm
    Kylie
    19/09/2023 at 4:40pm

    "Thinking of you xx"

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    Help Keep THE LANGFORD STORE Open While Sukhita Recovers From Operation

    Project 2023-08-11 11:42:24 +1200

    Our blazing, flowery dress-wearing, red-headed Langford Store superstar Sukhita Langford has discovered several lumps in her breast and has to have them removed very soon, but she wants to keep the beloved Langford Store store humming this spring while she recovers. 

     

    You can help this iconic (100-year-old in 2028) store stay open, and score some delicious rewards, by buying or pre-buying food, drinks, hats, aprons, and charming old stuff from the store!

     

    Sukhita has found the amazing Sandy to run the shop for three months through spring while she recovers from her breast cancer operation (Sukhita will be a mere 500 metres away at home). Sandy makes an awesome coffee and with Wills's damn fine scones, they're rearing to go.

    However after a lean winter, within an economy still recovering from Covid, the shop needs funds to ensure Sandy can be paid a fair wage for her time. Usually, Sukhita would dig in and work through this time of the year, but that's not possible for her this time around.

    You know Sukhita, she's always creating something, and she has accumulated heaps of gorgeous stock, including some very cool bucket hats, teeshirts and aprons. She also has a rather impressive collection of fine bone china tea sets and some funky Crown Lynn. Throw in some pre-sales of 'high teas at the Langford Store', plus some generous donations from local artists and the total value of these comes to $35,000. Those funds would enable Sukhita, her whānau and the store to thrive through spring and make it to another busy summer in Golden Bay. 

     

    What fantastic rewards do have we got for you?

    - Langford Store Retro Postcard Set 

    - Personal Thank you on our Good News Board and Facebook

    - Iconic NZ Crown Lynn Mugs

    - Fine Bone China Tea Trios

    - Langford Store Magnet, T-shirt, A3 Print

    - Sukhita's Handmade Creations,  Kiwiana Hats, Aprons and Journals

    - Some Gorgeous Teasets

    - Tea and Scones for four at The Langford Store

    - Original Artworks by Sensational Golden Bay Artists

    - Craig Potton original framed Photograph

    Note: Christmas is just around the corner, and these rewards could get you sorted!

     

     
     
    About Sukhita and the Langford Store
    After discovering the love of her life Will, in Wellington back in 2008 , Sukhita and Will left the capital and took over the Langford Store from Sukhita's 2nd cousin Lorna who had run it for 60 years! The original creator of this special place in 1928 was Sukhita's Great Grandfather EB Langford. With its adjoining Post Office still running, the Langford Store is a jewel in the crown of Golden Bay and an iconic piece of New Zealand history. 
     
    The lovely Lorna May Langford 
     
     
     
    Lorna with her mother Florence and co-worker and a visiting family 

     

    EB Langford with Agnes Miller

     

    Lorna in the Post Office in 1995

     

    Sukhita in the Post Office in 2011

     

    Comments

    A Very Merry Christmas to you all

    24/12/2023 at 6:20 PM

    Here we are, on Christmas Eve. And i contemplate the journey of many months i've been on. Thank you my team of friends and lovers of The Langford Store for being with me. Listening to my story. It has made all the difference knowing there is so much love and caring in the world. I've had surgery and radiotheraphy and scans coming out my wazoo! Last week was my 3 month after surgery one, to check all is tickadeeboo. I promised myself when coming  back over the Takaka Hill that i'd stay in Golden Bay for many months now. Done, done and done! 

    I'm hankering to spend time, reconnecting with myself, my family, my home and the happiness of summer hoilday makers through The Langford Store.  So that is the plan... back behind the counter and coffee machine at the shop on Boxing Day. And although my Doctor is keen for more investigative scans early next year... (a random something near my spine?) We agreed that it was time to be in a lighter place with the sunshine and joy of family and friends.

    I wish for you all to see me in full and vibrant health.  For that is how i feel at present. My body is celebrating the wellness of removing the cancer from my left breast, and i am going with that goodness and choosing to not give it much more thought. 

    There is so much beauty and magnificence to celebrate. And i am a strong believer in the power of positive thought. Attitude is everything!

    So with that... I wish you much joy and love during this festive time. May we continue to be fully grateful for all the magic that this beautiful journey of life gives us. 

    Love, Light, Peace and Goodwill to All. 

    Sukhita, Will, Jacob & Amber xox

     

    Great News!

    25/11/2023 at 6:06 PM

    I'm back from Wellington and feeling pretty good. To be honest i had to ask if the machine was working? I am super grateful for NOT feeling any reactions or symptoms from the treatment. Must be all those spirulina smoothies and beetroot salads. 

    So the "Big Shout Outs" begin! Here's to Matt Palmer, one of the many legends who helped us to reach our Pledge Me goal. Check it out on our Facebook Page. I'll try to update these daily https://www.facebook.com/thelangfordstore 

    Love you all and keep being awesome

    xox Sukhita & Will xox

    Visiting Wellington

    13/11/2023 at 8:02 PM

    Hi fabulous folk - I'm having a swift week in Wellington to get some of that cancer blasting radiotherapy! Knowing the store is in superb and caring hands with the sensational Sandy, and magnificent Will keeping the children vaguely under control and baking up a storm.

    For those that haven't got back to me about your hat or t-shirt size... Yes that's you i'm talking to... Alastair, Phil, Priscilla, Christie, Karen, Heppie, Lesti, Helen, Rosie and Annemaree. 

    Otherwise i'm really hoping everyone has and are enjoying their rewards. Promise i'll get onto the Great News Shout Outs & Langford Store Friends Board once radiation treatment has done it's dash. 

    I'm really looking forward to getting back into the swing of things during the summer at The Langford Store. Still a bit to organise, gotta find some more willing helpers, finish the back fence and sort out our water supply. And hopefully my strength will have fully returned in time for the Christmas hoilday visitors. Here's to a glorious summertime for all. 

    Thank you for your continued support

    xox Sukhita & Will

    Not forgetting the lovers of Crown Lynn

    25/10/2023 at 10:06 AM

    So i got a few emails from you fabulous folk. Who weren't expecting a teatowel, but a Crown Lynn Mug. Here they are! Sitting on the counter at Takaka Take Note, awaiting their lick of appoval before winging there way to you. 

    Thank you for your patience. Our dining room table is almost clear of rewards.

    I will be getting on to the "BIG Shout Out" on our Great News Board soon. And the Names on The Friends of The Langford Store Board. But first a couple of medical appointments. 

    Loving you all for all your support.

    Keep being awesome

    xox Sukhita & Will

    Tea Towels are Coming to you...

    23/10/2023 at 5:44 PM

    What a busy few weeks it's been! It wasn't meant to be that way, but Labour Weekend was looming and we felt it was time to get the shop up and running. So busy, we got! With a bit of help from our friends, we cleaned and polished and now it's shiny & perfect for punters.

    Amonst the shop cleaning & prepping the tea towels arrived. So in-between baking Will has joyfully folded them all.  And now that we've had a moment to catch our breath, i've packed them up to post to you tomorrow. Whew! 

    Our first 4 days back has been great. To be honest, a bit emotional for me.  The legendary Sandy and super Celeste are sensational. They keep everything running smoothly all weekend with many happy folk enjoying tea and scones. And much happy collectable & vintage clothing purchases too. - It's a relief to get to this point.

    Now i will pause a moment before heading to Wellington to talk with the radiotherapy oncologist. Knowing that all is good and The Langford Store is in great and caring hands.

    Much love and thanks to you all 

    xox Sukhita & Will

    And we're Back!

    16/10/2023 at 10:52 AM

    Rewards are on their Way!

    06/10/2023 at 12:03 PM

    Here's the first batch of rewards packed and ready to go. Artwork, collectables, magnets, cushion covers and Journals. Thanks for your patience. We did want to get a little extra something sorted before sending them out. 

    Hats and T-shirts next. But if you haven't already, could you please email me your size and colour/pattern preferences at [email protected]

    Teatowels will take a little longer as the printers are super busy

    And just incase you were wondering, we plan to re-open the shop from Labour Weekend. With the super awesome Sandy at the helm. Are hours will be Thursday to Sundays 9am to 4pm. 

    Love & Hugs to all you delicious folk.

    xox Sukhita & Will

     

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    A Million Thank Yous

    28/09/2023 at 4:30 PM

    Hello Sensational Team. Excuse my absence. What a week it's been. Getting my head into the task of reward deliveries. AND trying to make clear decisions on further treatment! It's been five weeks since surgery. And i'm feeling better everyday. Although just when i think i'm good to go, the body tells me to take a break. What'd they say "Cancer is a dreadful gift" Trying hard to embrace the changes it has brought to my life with diet change and refocusing on what matters most. - The shop means so much to me, and to so many more i now realise - So we're working our best at getting it re-opened for Labour Weekend.  All the jobs i'm used to doing are now being delagated to others. Acknowledging my limitations. The gallery floor is re-painted, the kitchen cleaned. The big task of spring cleaning the shop itself is yet to be done. 

    But i can get busy with the pen and write my thank you's to you all. Lick a stamp here and there and get these gorgeous rewards off to you fine folk. Thank you again for your support & well wishes.

    Big hugs xo Sukhita

    24 Hours to Go!

    20/09/2023 at 3:09 PM

    Hello lovely community. We're nearing the final 24 hours of our Pledge Me Campaign. (It closes at 4pm Thursday 21 September). To those who have already pledged, I send extreme gratitude for your support and generosity 🙏🏼 ❤️ And would you be willing to share our campaign just a little bit more?
    That would make a huge difference.
    And if you feel like you need more.... You could get your Christmas shopping sorted! Here's one of my favourite rewards on offer. It's the apron, not the man! (He's essential to me, but i'm willing to share his awesome baking!) - Love you Long Time

    ❤️

    Only 2 Days Left...

    19/09/2023 at 12:17 PM

    With two more days to go on our campaign, we are overwhelmed with your love and support. We've been supported with so many amazing rewards from our friends! Check out the latest reward donation from Rangis Repairs on our campaign page.
    One thing not everyone realises about Pledge Me is that when you pledge, you get something in return - which is a 'Reward.' In our case, there are some very special things - cushions, local artworks, tea towels, aprons and scones & tea at the Langford Store to name a few - still on offer.
    Your pledges are enabling me (Sukhita) to take time to rest and make some decisions about the next treatment steps in this journey; knowing the shop is taken care of. Please keep pledging and sharing. With all my love & thanks, Sukhita ❤

    We Did It! ***** Minimum Target reached!

    18/09/2023 at 9:55 AM

    OMG! We've got to our minimum target of $35,000 with 3 days left! Thank You. Thank You. Thank You.  Blowing you a whole lotta kisses. What an absoltely legendary team you are. I am feeling the love from you all.  Actually feeling quite emotional. It's extremely humbling. To see and feel the support from so many people, near and far. What a magnificent community. A true expression of community. This will take a huge load off our shoulders as we navigate the next part of the journery. And will give us the ability to employ Sandy and others to run the store whilst i look at ongoing treatments. The Langford Store is an important slice of NZ history, and your support has shown me just how special it is to so many. Thank You, Thank You. I hope we can do you all proud with our continuing custodianship. Lets all raise a fine bone china cup of tea in Celebration!

    90%! You are Living Legends!

    16/09/2023 at 7:25 PM

    WOW! We've reached the 90% mark! Seriously feeling the love folks. Thanks you all so much for your incredible support of our campaign. I want to give you all a big bunch of flowers! With less than $5000 to raise over the next five days, I just know we'll get there with your support. Please pledge if you're able and if you already have, please keep sharing. Because all of your sharing is making a huge difference. LOVE YOU!

     

    WOW! 80% What a Team!

    15/09/2023 at 12:53 PM

    WOW! Today we've hit 80% with 6 days left. You guys & girls are absolutely amazing. What a team. Lets go all the way. Check out the recently added rewards and keep sharing. You'd be surprised how many of your friends and family might just need a wee reminder. Every pledge counts. Is there somewhere you thought about sharing and haven't yet? Now would be the time. Being an all-or-nothing campaign, it means we only receive the funds you've lovingly pledged if we reach our goal. And Thank You, thank you. You rock our world. Are you feeling the excitement too? 

     

    50% achieved and 9 days left!

    12/09/2023 at 11:15 AM

    Our blazing, flowery dress-wearing, red-headed Langford Store superstar Sukhita Langford has discovered several lumps in her breast and has to have them removed very soon, but she wants to keep the beloved Langford Store store humming this spring while she recovers. 

     

    You can help this iconic (100-year-old in 2028) store stay open, and score some delicious rewards, by buying or pre-buying food, drinks, hats, aprons, and charming old stuff from the store!

     

    Sukhita has found the amazing Sandy to run the shop for three months through spring while she recovers from her breast cancer operation (Sukhita will be a mere 500 metres away at home). Sandy makes an awesome coffee and with Wills's damn fine scones, they're rearing to go.

    However after a lean winter, within an economy still recovering from Covid, the shop needs funds to ensure Sandy can be paid a fair wage for her time. Usually, Sukhita would dig in and work through this time of the year, but that's not possible for her this time around.

    You know Sukhita, she's always creating something, and she has accumulated heaps of gorgeous stock, including some very cool bucket hats, teeshirts and aprons. She also has a rather impressive collection of fine bone china tea sets and some funky Crown Lynn. Throw in some pre-sales of 'high teas at the Langford Store', plus some generous donations from local artists and the total value of these comes to $35,000. Those funds would enable Sukhita, her whānau and the store to thrive through spring and make it to another busy summer in Golden Bay. 

     

    What fantastic rewards do have we got for you?

    - Langford Store Retro Postcard Set 

    - Personal Thank you on our Good News Board and Facebook

    - Iconic NZ Crown Lynn Mugs

    - Fine Bone China Tea Trios

    - Langford Store Magnet, T-shirt, A3 Print

    - Sukhita's Handmade Creations,  Kiwiana Hats, Aprons and Journals

    - Some Gorgeous Teasets

    - Tea and Scones for four at The Langford Store

    - Original Artworks by Sensational Golden Bay Artists

    - Craig Potton original framed Photograph

    Note: Christmas is just around the corner, and these rewards could get you sorted!

     

     
     
    About Sukhita and the Langford Store
    After discovering the love of her life Will, in Wellington back in 2008 , Sukhita and Will left the capital and took over the Langford Store from Sukhita's 2nd cousin Lorna who had run it for 60 years! The original creator of this special place in 1928 was Sukhita's Great Grandfather EB Langford. With its adjoining Post Office still running, the Langford Store is a jewel in the crown of Golden Bay and an iconic piece of New Zealand history. 
     
    The lovely Lorna May Langford 
     
     
     
    Lorna with her mother Florence and co-worker and a visiting family 

     

    EB Langford with Agnes Miller

     

    Lorna in the Post Office in 1995

     

    Sukhita in the Post Office in 2011

     

    Dreaming of Great Coffee...

    08/09/2023 at 1:08 PM

    Who's gagging for a good coffee at The Langford Store? 42% today. Slowly, slowly wins the race. In case you didn't realise... We need to get to our goal of $35,000 or we won't get any of the funds pledged so far. So please keep sharing our campaign far and wide so we can reach our goal. I look forward to seeing you in the summertime to give you a big thank you hug. Lets make this happen.

    Yay! We've reached 40%

    05/09/2023 at 1:18 PM

    Wow! What a wonderful bunch of sweetie folk you are. 144 generous people have got us to 40% today. Thank you so much; feeling the love. To help us get to our next milestone - the halfway mark - Please share our Pledge Me link within your community, family and friends. Together we can make this happen. 

    Over 30% on this 1st Day of Spring!

    01/09/2023 at 3:44 PM

     

    What a gorgeous 1st day of Spring it is here in Bainham. And I long for this view from the veranda at The Langford Store. WOW!  Over 30%. Getting closer to our minimum target. Feeling super grateful for the pledges so far. And please don't forget to spread the word far and wide, so we can all enjoy this view with fine tea and scones soon.  Thank you, thank you and Love to All. xox

    OMG! 25% in a Week. LOVE you.

    28/08/2023 at 12:00 PM

    Here we are a week into our Pledge Me Campaign and i'm feeling extremely humbled by the generosity of so many. This time last week i was in the middle of surgery. So nice to be home.  Thank you, thank you for your kind pledges. It truly helps with the healing. Much Love to All.

      Karen Keddy
      21/09/2023 at 3:55pm
      Jean
      21/09/2023 at 3:49pm
      Emily Kate Johnstone
      21/09/2023 at 3:40pm
      Ngaire Noo
      21/09/2023 at 2:42pm

      "All the best with your treatment and wishing you a speedy recovery! Xx"

      Wendy Earle
      21/09/2023 at 2:31pm
      Helen Taylor
      21/09/2023 at 2:29pm

      "With Love from Helen, Sophie & Connor xx"

      Anonymous pledger
      21/09/2023 at 2:02pm

      "sending you love xxx"

      Quentin & Goff
      21/09/2023 at 1:20pm

      "Hey guys, hope everything will go smooth for you. Have a good recovery and please keep smiling, it suits you. "

      Tom Kibblewhite
      21/09/2023 at 1:15pm
      Taupuhi McLetchie
      21/09/2023 at 12:23pm

      "LOTS OF LOVE SUKHITA ❤"

      Anonymous pledger
      21/09/2023 at 11:45am
      Anonymous pledger
      21/09/2023 at 11:10am
      [email protected]
      21/09/2023 at 10:53am
      Anonymous pledger
      21/09/2023 at 10:40am
      Maggi McFarland
      21/09/2023 at 10:31am
      Sarah Rose
      21/09/2023 at 9:00am

      "God Soeed Sukhita!"

      John Ashworth
      20/09/2023 at 10:58pm

      "Loved meeting you both and Lorna on our regular visits to Bainham .We are now back in UK having spent over 20 years traveling to and from UK. You and the store mean such a lot to us so we trust you will soon be fighting fit. John and Linda Ashworth"

      Diana
      20/09/2023 at 9:27pm

      "Diana & Luke xx"

      Mark Olsen
      20/09/2023 at 8:03pm
      Anonymous pledger
      20/09/2023 at 6:58pm
      Laura Manson
      20/09/2023 at 5:55pm
      Anonymous pledger
      20/09/2023 at 4:46pm
      Matt Palmer
      20/09/2023 at 4:21pm
      Lincoln Wright
      20/09/2023 at 3:20pm

      "❤️"

      Anonymous pledger
      20/09/2023 at 3:16pm
      Lis Pedersen
      19/09/2023 at 9:13pm

      "This is from Janice Winn"

      Anonymous pledger
      19/09/2023 at 8:05pm

      "Salute to you & all you do! Hugs from Jen & Cockle "

      Ruth
      19/09/2023 at 7:32pm

      "All the best Sukhita and family :) Love Cam and Ruth "

      Ronnie
      19/09/2023 at 5:52pm
      Kylie
      19/09/2023 at 4:40pm

      "Thinking of you xx"

      Followers of Help keep THE LANGFORD STORE open while Sukhita recovers from operation

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 21/09/2023 at 4:00 PM.
      Langford Store Magnet
      BIG Thank You Shout Out On Our Great News Board
      Retro Postcard Set
      Langford Store Teatowel
      Sharpening Services
      1 X Crown Lynn Coffee Mug
      Langford Store Print
      Visual Diary Or Journal
      Kiwiana Bucket Hat
      Bone China Pendant
      One Fine Bone China Tea Trio
      Eye In The Sky By Grant Sheehan
      NZ Map Cushion Cover
      Langford Store T-Shirt
      Handmade Apron
      Double Take By Craig Potton
      Your Name On The Friends Of The Langford Store Board
      Hand Woven Hat By Hera
      Tea And Scones For Four
      This Tea Set
      Original Oil On Canvas
      Two Nights Accommodation In Golden Bay
      This Gorgeous Tea Set
      Gorgeous Original Artwork
      Original Landscape Oil Painting
      This Gorgeous Tea Set
      This Coffee Set
      Photograph By Murray Hedwig
      This Spectacular Dinner Set
      Crown Lynn Swan
      One Off Reverse Painting From Aralyn Doiron
      Craig Potton Photograph