One thing’s for sure, when the cold weather starts to roll in, one of your top priorities other than getting finally rock some of your favourite jumpers that’s have been tucked in the back of the cupboard for as long as you can remember, is of course getting your bedding juuuust right!

Snuggling up in the evening with a hot cup of something nice and some of Netflix’s top choices is just about as good as it can get during the winter months so here at TruffleShuffle, we’re committed to make this scene that extra amazing with some new funky bedding for all the family with both double and singe sizes of each design!

As huuuge Roald Dahl fans we just couldn’t resist filling our bedrooms and warehouse with this amazing range of Roald Dahl Duvet Covers featuring designs from Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Enormous Crocodile. Take a peep…
If a little more mischievous is your thing, we’ve got you covered with these super cool Beano comic design bed sheets! Great find for any fan of the classic comic books!
What do you think folks? Are there any designs, characters, comics, or personalities that you would love to see get the duvet treatment? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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Dinner for two! Is it really the weekend so soon?! What a week!

Arriving through the softly lit stonework archway at the end of the long drive way, we’re quickly greeted and whisked away through the grand manor decked out with oil paintings, animal trophies and leather seats before entering the grand but elegant dining hall, complete with long table decorated in silverware and candles. We’ll schmooze with the honoured guests before taking to our seats and eagerly awaiting the delights of the kitchen staff and toasting to the host.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 18th OCTOBER

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Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
MGM Channel 12:35pm-2:00pm (1 hour 25 minutes)
Timid, immature would-be author Owen still lives with his domineering mother, and fantasises about killing her. When his English tutor offers advice on how to write a good murder mystery, he gets the wrong idea and becomes convinced the teacher is asking him to kill his ex-wife, and will dispose of the monstrous matriarch in return. Black comedy, inspired by Hitchcock’s thriller Strangers on a Train, directed by and starring Danny DeVito, with Billy Crystal, Anne Ramsey, Kim Greist and Rob Reiner.

The Dirty Dozen (1967) 5USA 1:00pm-4:00pm (3 hours)
An uncompromising major is placed in charge of a seemingly suicidal mission to destroy a French chateau being used as a base by Nazi officers. Needing tough but expendable soldiers for the task, he recruits 12 hardened criminals from a military prison. Second World War action adventure, starring Lee Marvin, Telly Savalas, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson and Donald Sutherland.

Demolition Man (1993) Sky Movies Action & Adventure 5:10pm-7:15pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
Maverick cop John Spartan is frozen alive in 1996 and held in cryonic suspension for a crime he did not commit. Decades into the future, the dictator of a seemingly utopian city unleashes a criminal psychopath against his political enemy – but he proves impossible to control, forcing the authorities to revive Spartan to defeat him. Sci-fi thriller, with Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock and Nigel Hawthorne.

For Your Eyes Only (1981) ITV4 9:00pm-11:40pm (2 hours 40 minutes)
James Bond goes in search of a British weapons system aboard a sunken vessel before it falls into the hands of enemies who will use it to deactivate all Western submarines. Unfortunately, his mission is hindered by a crossbow-toting woman out to avenge her father’s murder. Spy thriller, starring Roger Moore, Topol, Julian Glover, Carole Bouquet, Jill Bennett and Lynn-Holly Johnson.

Clerks (1994) Film4 11:25pm-1:15am (1 hour 50 minutes)
An unhappy shop assistant is forced to work on his day off, and also has to contend with his sarcastic best friend insulting all the customers. As his girlfriend pressures him to sort out his dead end life, he learns that an old flame has returned to town, forcing him to consider what he really wants. Comedy, the debut of writer-director Kevin Smith. Starring Brian O’Halloran, Jeff Anderson and Marilyn Ghigliotti.

SUNDAY 19th OCTOBER

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Uncle Buck (1989)
Sky Movies Comedy 9:35am-11:20am (1 hour 45 minutes)
An unreliable but good-natured slob is called upon to look after his trouble-making nephew and nieces while their parents are away – and what starts as a disaster soon changes for the better as the unlikely babysitter gets to grips with the finer points of being a responsible adult. Family comedy, starring John Candy, Macaulay Culkin, Jean Kelly, Gaby Hoffman, Amy Madigan and Laurie Metcalf.

Superman II (1980) ITV4 6:25pm-9:00pm (2 hours 35 minutes)
The Man of Steel meets his match in the form of three fugitive villains from his home planet of Krypton. Flying down to Earth, the super-powered trio unleash a reign of terror in a bid to take over the world – but Superman is not there to stop them, having surrendered his powers to lead a normal life with his beloved Lois Lane. Comic-strip adventure sequel, with Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Terence Stamp and Margot Kidder.

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Back to the Future Part II (1989) ITV2 6:50pm-9:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Time-travelling teenager Marty McFly travels to the 21st century, where he has to save his children from a terrible fate. However, this proves to have unforeseen consequences when the future version of arch enemy Biff sees a chance to rewrite history for his own benefit, leaving Marty stuck in a twisted parallel universe. Sci-fi comedy sequel, starring Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd.

Back To The Future T-Shirts

Jaws 2 (1978) ITV4 9:00pm-11:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
The seaside resort of Amity is terrorised once again by a man-eating great white shark. While police chief Brody struggles to alert the townsfolk to the magnitude of the danger, a group of teenagers – including Brody’s two sons – is adrift at sea in waters hunted by the shark. Thriller sequel, starring Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary and Murray Hamilton.

Jaws T-Shirt

Cast Away (2000) BBC2 London 10:00pm-12:15am (2 hours 15 minutes)
A manager for an American courier service has to fend for himself when a plane crash leaves him stranded alone on a desert island. Initially panic-stricken, he overcomes his terror to survive for four years on his own before building a raft and setting off on an epic journey back home. Adventure drama, starring Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Nick Searcy, Lari White and Chris Noth.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, remember a smile might just make their day and don’t forget the about recycling…..again :)

xoxo



It’s here again folks! Taking a quick break from all the buying, sorting, boxing, and of course talking to you love lot, we’re back with another little insight into one unsuspecting member of the TruffleShuffle super group to see who they are, what they do here and just what makes them tick.

This time it’s the turn of the warehouse superhero Ron…. good luck! :)

What do you do here at Truffle Towers?
Self-appointed early morning tea lady/ Ship Captain aboard the SS TruffleShuffle, wall painter, office vandal and sometimes (when it’s not too busy) Retro movie rundown writer.

How long have you been at TruffleShuffle?
8 or so years I started way back in 2006. At the time I was off work for a few months due to a minor motorcycle accident.  So I spent the majority of that time browsing the internet and playing half-life. It was my Pops that pointed out the ad on TruffleShuffle’s website looking for a warehouse assistant. I promptly applied, a week later I had the job!
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What do you like most about working here / best thing about your job?
I’m always busy which I like. There’s always a job to do whether it’s checking in deliveries, busting out orders, building things or being allowed to paint on the walls. Also the nice friendly over excited often confused people. I think if there were a zombie outbreak there’s no other group of people I’d prefer to be stuck with.
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What is your favourite item currently on the site?
Out of pure envy this because I would like a grown up version…

Kids Tigger Hooded All-In-One Costume

When you’re not at TruffleTowers, what do you like to do?
Taking my 19 month old dog Maxwell on massive walks and causing mayhem, there’s nothing greater in this world then watching a happy little dog bounce about chasing other happy dogs. Painting and drawing when the inspiration grabs me.
Mullins (Lee) and I created a comic book a few years back that I keep meaning to complete called Stanraaaa! About a circus freak and a donkey who work in a convenience store. Baking cakes only if it’s requested… I only bake boozy cakes. For example cakes that include brandy or rum. My last creation was salty sea dog rum brownies.
Name three things you like…
Spooning Maxwell. Some people say it’s wrong to share a bed with your dog they could be right because I might have fleas.
Drawing pictures with my 2 year old niece Violet, I’ll draw a picture she’ll say what it is and scribbles over it. Great fun.
Standing around in the rain not in the middle of winter that’s mad but on a hot day just after you’ve cut the grass.
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Name three things you don’t like….
Big Bird, for scaring me every time I tried to watch Sesame Street.
Telephones, I have a paralyzing irrational fear of using them I don’t even use a mobile. The only way I contact people is by post like in olden times.
Flip Flops! Nobody wants to see your scabby, crusty, yellow foot strapped to piece of foam, put some proper shoes on weirdo!
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What were your favourite three films as a kid?
The Lost Boys because Biker Vampire’s and saxophone solos are pretty cool.
The Karate Kid, I’m still trying to master catching a fly with chopsticks.
Jurassic Park because it got me excited about dinosaurs again.

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Who is your idol?
My late Granddad who inspires me to be happier person, a better baker and more creative person in general.
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Who is the last band you saw live?
I’ve not seen any bands in a very long time and can’t actually remember the last band I saw I have no answer here sorry.
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If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I’ve always been drawn to Alaska, I like deep forests and cold weather. Ideally I’d go on a pilgrimage to the magic bus just off the stampede trail. Anyone who’s read “into the wild” will understand. One day I’d just like to live in a hollowed out tree in the middle of the woods hunting and foraging with my dog.
Which iconic TV/Film car would you most like to own?
One drunken evening Mullins and myself created a new heroic car we like to call “Space Car” voiced by Stephen Hawking it had a theme tune and everything. Its arch enemy was Stink Truck. So if we could create Space Car I’d roll with that.
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What music are you listening to at the moment?
Usually whatever is shuffling on my iPod The last three bands/ artists were Dr. Dooom, Eagles Of Death Metal and Boston.
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If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
The incomprehensible, imaginary adventures of a blue bog goblin. It would be a colouring a book.
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If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?
Because I hate the existence of money and everything it stands for. I’d probably just burn it or leave it in a brief case for someone else to find. No! I would bury it, draw a treasure map, roll it up, put it inside a bottle and throw it out to sea.
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So there you have it folks! Stay tuned for plenty more staff insights and discover even more names and faces from inside TruffleShuffle. See you next time with our next victim instalment!

xoxo



Calling all you competition lovers!

It’s give-away time and boy do we have something super special up for grabs…

We’ve teamed up with our amazing friends at Amplified Clothing who have kindly given us one of their stunning and super rare Bomber Jackets which we will be giving away to just one lucky winner!

Oh how we spoil you :) Take a look….

The Prize
Jam-packed with just as much Amplified rock and roll style as possible, this super special jacket is a great addition to anyone’s clothing arsenal.
Featuring the classic Amplified logo on the back, contrasting leather style sleeves and a proudly placed Amplified ‘A’ on the breast, there is plenty to love about this design and it’s certainly one to stand out of the crowd. The jacket is a Men’s size medium but would look just as great on a lucky lady too.

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How to enter
As always, we like to make entering as easy and as accessible to as many people as possible! We wouldn’t want anyone missing out now :)
To enter simply follow the directions in the RaffleCopter box below and complete as many steps as possible such as…leaving a comment, liking our Facebook Page, sending a tweet etc.

Remember, the more ways you enter the more chance you have to win! It’s that simple.

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How Will You Pick The Winner?
Well…as always with this style competition, at random! Keeping things nice and fair, the RaffleCopter system will dive into all the entries and pick out one at random for us. Easy as that!
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How Long Do I Have To Enter?
You have up until 11:59pm on Sunday the 19th of October which is when the competition will close.
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How Will I Know if I’ve Won?
Once the winner has been selected, we will contact them directly via one of the methods used to enter (Facebook, Twitter etc) as well as announcing it on the TruffleShuffle Facebook and Twitter profile.
If you have any questions at all or would like any advice, please either email us on competitions@truffleshuffle.co.uk or leave a comment below and we will get back to you as soon as possible
Good luck!

Ts&Cs
Only 1 winner will be selected at random
If we do not hear back from the winner after 1 week, another will be chosen at random.
There will be no cash alternative to prizes offered
We reserve the right to close/cancel the competition at any time
Only one size (medium) is available.
Winner decision is final

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What a month! Last week we celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of our very favourite Films Forrest Gump, now it’s the turn of one of the biggest indie films ever to hot the big 2-0 and say goodbye to its teen years!
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What a classic! Pulp Fiction first premiered in May 1994 at the Cannes Film Festival where it picked up a Palme d’Or, the festival’s top prize, this instant hit later landed in the UK’s cinema screens today (10th September) the same year.

Quickly making a name for itself and changing the way people look and even make movies, this cult classic beat the odds when it outsold its main rival at the time which was Sylvester Stallone’s The Specialist which was showing in twice as many screens! Unsurprisingly, this film went on to become the top indie film to gross over $100 million, not bad seeing as it cost $8.5 million to make and a further $10 million to promote! Wowzers!

To help celebrate, along with having our fab range of Pulp Fiction T-Shirts and Accessories, we thought we would pop together a few of our favourite moments from this iconic flick with some cool facts you might not have known.

Dancing at Jackrabbit Slim’s…
Now, being told to take your boss’s wife out for a night to do whatever she likes is a very odd and stressful situation. If she says she wants to dance…you dance! so they do :) Even people who don’t like this film will remember this scene and laugh. True story.
Royale with Cheese…
“You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with Cheese in Paris? …. They call it a Royale with cheese.”
*Shudder* The Needle…
Of all the scenes and violence this film is known for, this scene really makes us cringe! A big moment in the film, this is when Mia (the bosses wife) ‘get’s herself in some trouble’ after a heavy session. They bring her back to life with a huuuuge needle into her heart full of adrenaline. Scary people!
Captain Koons’ Watch…
One of the odd bits of dialoge in this who film, the scenes sees movie legend Christopher Walken tell the story of Butches great-grandfather’s watch and where is has spent 7 years of it’s life. Not something we would want to wear!
“I just shot Marvin in the face!”…
Possibly one of the most famous scenes in the whole film! After the initial action scene Jules and Vincent take the last survivor named Marvin with them. After witnessing a strange event that Jules interprets as divine intervention, they discuss it in the car. Vincent turns back to ask Marvin what he thinks about the events, and not realizing he still has a loaded gun in his hand, accidentally pulls the trigger and well…..it doesn’t end well for Marvin.
Choosing his weapon…
Not a huuuge moment in the film but one that stands out for us. After they have been captured, after Butch frees himself from their attackers, he finds himself in the situation where he can run free, or go back and save the man who has just tried to kill him moments before. Before he can take them on he must arm himself and finds a whole host of options, analysing each one at a time…
Fun Fact! The Gimp is a TV writer named Stephen Hibbert. He wrote for Animaniacs, Darkwing Duck and other stuff.
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Cafe Robbery…
LOVE LOVE LOVE this scene! Another example of just how cool and amazing Jules (Samuel L. Jackson) is. After a couple attempt to rob a cafe and in turn take the briefcase that has caused Vince and Jules so much trouble collecting, a standoff ensues which leaves Jules leading the situation like a total boss. Legend.
Ezekiel 25:17….
“The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know I am the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon you.”
So there you have them folks, just a little collection of some of our favourite and most iconic moments from this cult film.

If you’re as big a fan of this Tarantino classic as we are, you love our amazing range of official movie t-shirts, vests, wallets, gifts and more! Take a look at our entire Pulp Fiction range by clicking below….

So what are your favourite moments from this hit flick?
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Cakes on a plane! It’s the weekend…again?!

Preheating the oven to a steaming 180 degrees, we’ll be donning our trusty aprons with battle scars from previous attempts as we get busy measuring, mixing, cracking and greasing our way to cakey goodness. We’ll safely leave on the side to cool before spreading a much icing on as it each layer can handle, as we prepare our creation for its candle laden ceremony where it will make even the wildest dreams come true with one single puff.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 11th OCTOBER

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Jurassic Park (1993)
ITV London 3:10pm-5:35pm (2 hours 25 minutes)
Scientists are given a sneak preview of a safari park inhabited by genetically engineered dinosaurs created by an eccentric tycoon. However, it all goes wrong when a greedy employee sabotages the security systems, allowing the prehistoric beasts to roam free and hunt the visitors. Steven Spielberg’s action adventure, starring Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum, Richard Attenborough and Samuel L Jackson.

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For Your Eyes Only (1981) ITV4 4:45pm-7:25pm (2 hours 40 minutes)
James Bond goes in search of a British weapons system aboard a sunken vessel before it falls into the hands of enemies who will use it to deactivate all Western submarines. Unfortunately, his mission is hindered by a crossbow-toting woman out to avenge her father’s murder. Spy thriller, starring Roger Moore, Topol, Julian Glover, Carole Bouquet, Jill Bennett and Lynn-Holly Johnson.

Batteries Not Included (1987) Syfy 5:00pm-7:10pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A family of tiny alien spacecraft intervenes to help the residents of a run-down Manhattan brownstone tenement stop greedy developers from demolishing their homes. However, the miniature flying saucers have the odds stacked against them as they bravely do all they can to save the day. Sci-fi fantasy, starring Jessica Tandy, Hume Cronyn, Frank McRae and Elizabeth Pena.

Titanic (1997) Film4 5:20pm-9:00pm (3 hours 40 minutes)
A party of explorers studying the sunken remains of the famous liner meets an elderly woman who was a passenger on the ill-fated maiden voyage. She recounts how she boarded the ship while on the brink of being forced into marriage by her family, and was stopped from killing herself by a penniless artist. She fell in love with her saviour, but the disaster on the horizon meant their time together was doomed to be short. James Cameron’s Oscar-winning romantic drama, starring Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates and Bill Paxton.

Fact! The scenes set in 1912, i.e. the whole movie except the present-day scenes and the opening and ending credits, have a total length of two hours and forty minutes, the exact time it took for Titanic to sink. Besides, exactly 37 seconds pass in the movie between the lookouts warning and the actual collision with the iceberg – the same amount of time it took in real life.

Coming to America (1988) Film4 9:00pm-11:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
A bored African prince defies his father’s plans for an arranged marriage and escapes to the USA to find a bride on his own terms. Comedy, starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall in several roles, with James Earl Jones, Allison Dean, Eriq La Salle and Madge Sinclair.

Armageddon (1998) BBC1 London 11:10pm-1:30am (2 hours 20 minutes)
Nasa discovers an asteroid the size of Texas is on a collision course with Earth, so a drilling expert is recruited to train a team of misfits to transport a nuclear device into outer space to destroy it – but having had no experience of space travel, the reluctant astronauts find themselves seriously out of their depth. Sci-fi thriller, with Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, Michael Clarke Duncan, Billy Bob Thornton and Steve Buscemi.

SUNDAY 12th OCTOBER

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Stand By Me (1986)
5* 2:00pm-3:50pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
Four 12-year-old best friends embark on a life-changing adventure in the Oregon wilderness in search of a missing teenager’s body, unaware of the trials and triumphs that await them. Rob Reiner’s 1950s-set coming-of-age drama, based on a novella by Stephen King, starring River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, Jerry O’Connell, Corey Feldman, Kiefer Sutherland and Richard Dreyfuss.

The Italian Job (1969) Film4 4:50pm-6:50pm (2 hours)
A crook puts together a motley gang to steal £4million in gold bullion from an Italian armoured car, which brings Turin to a standstill and enables the robbers to make a quick getaway in a fleet of Minis – but they end up falling foul of the Mafia along the way. Crime comedy, starring Michael Caine, Noel Coward, Benny Hill, Tony Beckley and John Le Mesurier.

Back to the Future (1985) ITV2 6:55pm-9:15pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Teenager Marty McFly travels back to the 1950s in a time machine built by his eccentric inventor friend. The return journey proves tricky enough, but he also accidentally alters the sequence of events that led to his parents falling in love – and has to persuade his future dad to win his mother’s heart, or he will never be born. Sci-fi comedy adventure, starring Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Crispin Glover.

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Die Hard (1988) Sky Movies Action & Adventure 8:00pm-10:15pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
New York cop John McClane visits Los Angeles to see his family over the Christmas holiday. Stopping off at his wife’s place of work, he realises armed men have taken over the building and are holding the corporation’s staff to ransom – and only he has the ability to fight back. Action thriller, starring Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman and Bonnie Bedelia.

aaaaaaaaaaand there you have it folks! Another week, another collection of top retro films reading and waiting for your viewing pleasure. Whatever you’re up to this weekend, make sure you look both ways and don’t leave the fridge door open.

Have a happy retro weekend!

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