Age brings different gifts…having been in the area for 38 years and seeing young customers do well is one of them.

Doug Fordyce is one of them, with his family he was a regular customer from a young boy until leaving Honiton Community College and to see him partnering a celebrity on the new BBC “Tumble” programme gives us all a tremendous amount of pleasure.

The shop sponsored Douglas when he went out to Portugal to compete in the World Gymnastics Championships of his area of Acrobatic Gymnastics with his partner – they won! beating hot favourites Russia and Israel – how proud were we when we got the phone call from Doug’s mother Margaret right after the official announcement in the hall.

Douglas a member of the excellent Honiton Gymnastics Club went on to win other gymnastic world titles that can be seen at

I think many will have seen the success or be aware of “Spelbound” who won Britain’s Got Talent, Doug was an integral part of the team, going on with the group to perform in the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games.

Well done Doug – really proud of you