September 2014

It’s getting close folks! The big day is drawing nearer and every vote counts!

The amazing people at Fabulous Magazine have nominated us once again for their prestigious Online Boutique Award which is simply amazing, but we can only win with all your support.

With voting closing just this Sunday (28th), we’re getting closer and closer to the big event and the final draw which is both incredibly exciting and nerve wracking as each vote puts us closer to earning this amazing title.

But wait there’s more!

Other than the fact that us crazy cats at TruffleShuffle will love you forever, you’ll also be in with a chance of winning a Rimmel London Scandaleyes Rockin’ Curves Kate Mascara, worth £7.49! Not bad eh!

How to Vote

Simply head on over to the Fabulous High Street Fashion Awards Vote Form over on The Sun and enter your nominations and details. That’s it!

VOTE NOW

Please spread the word and help us reach the top spot! Thanks everyone, wish us luck!

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Here it is! For those of you who haven’t been following our little mini blog post series, we’ve been slowly but surely working our way through all the lovely names and faces of the TruffleShuffle dream team.
Taking a little time each month to put one unsuspecting victim member of staff in the spotlight, where we’ve been firing a whirlwind of questions at them and see what spins back out, just so you lovely lot can see just who is behind the scenes here at TruffleTowers.

This time it’s the turn of the logistical brain powerhouse Amy…. good luck! :)

What do you do here at Truffle Towers?
Where to start! As one of the original Trufflers I started as Customer Service Manager however as the business grew and Michelle (our Customer Service Guru… who’s interview can be found HERE) arrived I moved on to looking after our warehouse and helping improving the website and more recently becoming a world class nag to our suppliers, chasing up deliveries and ensuring stock arrives to keep our warehouse full of goodies.
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How long have you been at TruffleShuffle?
8 amazing years filled with fun times :)
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What do you like most about working here / best thing about your job?
I love my job! I think one of the best things about working at Truffle Towers is our lovely TruffleShuffle family. Everyone brings something different to the team and we all get involved whether it’s opinions on new designs or getting stuck in in the warehouse during busy times.
I leave the puns and artistic input to our more creative minds but if something needs organising – I’m your girl!
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What is your favourite item currently on the site?
At the moment I’d have to say I really love this Cinderella T-Shirt

Ladies Cinderella A Dream Is A Wish Rolled Sleeve Boyfriend T-Shirt from TruffleShuffle

When you’re not at TruffleTowers, what do you like to do?
I am a member of a few local Amateur Dramatic groups so can be found rehearsing a couple of times a week for the next musical production I am in. On other evenings I like to spend time with my husband, family and friends and if this time involves dining out then it’s even better!
Name three things you like…
Food
Holidays
Animals (especially cats but my husband is allergic hates them so I am not allowed one!)
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Name three things you don’t like….
Balloons
Needles
Cleaning my car
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What were your favourite three films as a kid?
I didn’t really watch a lot of films or TV as a child and so since working at TruffleShuffle.com I have had a lot to learn but it’s been fun catching up! I did however love to read -  Beatrix Potter, Roald Dahl, Enid Blyton & Agatha Christie – just call me Matilda! ;-)

If I had to choose films they would be- Anything Disney, Annie and Mrs Doubtfire which is still my all-time favourite film now.

Who is your idol?
I really can’t think of anyone for this, sorry!
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Who is the last band you saw live?
I can already hear the other Trufflers laughing at this – I don’t do gigs (is that the right word!) I do however love a good musical and the last I saw was Shrek at the Bristol Hippodrome which was brilliant!
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If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Hmm tough one, a lot of my holiday dreams are animal related so I would love to visit the Orang-utans in Borneo, the Gorillas in Rwanda (this stems from another amazing film “Gorillas In The Mist”) and all the incredible wildlife found on the Galapagos Islands. Oh and I have always wanted to swim with sharks!
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Which iconic TV/Film car would you most like to own?
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!
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What music are you listening to at the moment?
The soundtrack to Avenue Q – think Sesame Street for grownups, it’s a musical with puppets who are a little more outrageous than the lovable Elmo and Cookie Monster!
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If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
Underwear Should ALWAYS Match!
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If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?
I would pay off my parent’s mortgage and send them on a lovely holiday and then I guess I could start checking off the dream holiday destinations. Perhaps buy a house big enough that my husband wouldn’t notice a cat or two hiding around the place :)
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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 installment!

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Growing up, the one way to really show your inner colours and passions was how you had your room. What colour or wallpaper you were allowed, what toys you had and of course….what duvet covers you had!

Whether it was something funky with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on, the latest Disney animation flick or perhaps something a little more traditional, your room really was your world and there was bound to be something in there you wanted to show off to your friends whenever they came over.

WELL! Always wanting to live the nostalgia dream and find more and more way to get some 80s coolness back into our lives, we’ve just launched some simply AMAZING new Duvet covers onto the site which we just had to show you guys.

Whether you’re picking up something for you or your little retro fans, we’ve got just the right size and styles for you! Take a peep….

Make mine a double
Duvet for one please!
So what do you think folks? Don’t forget to check out our complete range of funky bedding including our infamous Doctor Who Duvet covers which are just about as hot as the come right now.

Are there any more designs you’d like to see? Let us know by leaving a comment below and we’ll see if we can hunt them down.

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Cheese on toast! It’s movie day which must mean it’s the weekend!

Like a mysterious and shady detective complete with trilby, trench coat and cigarette, we’ll be lurking in the shadows always on the hunt for our next lead. We’ll sniff out as much retro movie magic as we can, taking notes as we go while we snap up some evidence on our trusty camera ready to be forever printed into celluloid wonder.

Have a happy retro weekend!

SATURDAY 20th SEPTEMBER

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Murder at 1600 (1997)
Sky Movies Crime & Thriller 12:50pm-2:50pm (2 hours)
A homicide detective joins forces with a Secret Service agent to investigate the murder of a White House employee – an assignment that leads the officers to a trail of conspiracy and corruption reaching the very top of government. Political thriller, starring Wesley Snipes, Diane Lane, Alan Alda, Daniel Benzali, Dennis Miller and Ronny Cox.

Kindergarten Cop (1990) Sky Movies Comedy 1:20pm-3:20pm (2 hours)
A tough detective is forced to pose as a preschool teacher in a bid to capture a drug dealer whose son is one of the pupils. However, his biggest challenge turns out to be controlling a class full of five-year-olds. Comedy, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Linda Hunt, Pamela Reed and Richard Tyson.

Twister (1996) ITV2 7:00pm-9:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
A storm-chaser and her estranged husband are brought together in a joint project to monitor the path of an oncoming tornado – but the pair face a race against the clock as a rival government-backed group with hi-tech resources tries to beat them to it. Action thriller, starring Helen Hunt, Bill Paxton, Cary Elwes, Jami Gertz and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Fun Fact: Twister was the first movie released on DVD, and the last to be released on HD-DVD.

Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) Film4 7:20pm-9:00pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
Hapless hero Ted Striker tries to prevent the launch of a passenger space shuttle, certain it will end in disaster. Sadly, his prediction comes true when a computer malfunction sends the spacecraft hurtling toward the sun, while a man driven mad by sexual inadequacy smuggles a bomb on board. Disaster movie spoof sequel, starring Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, William Shatner, Sonny Bono and Chad Everett.

Transformers (2007) Film4 9:00pm-11:45pm (2 hours 45 minutes)
Teenager Sam Witwicky is treated to his first car by his dad, but it turns out to be an alien scout with a life of its own. Before long, the vehicle embroils Sam in a long-running intergalactic war between two factions of giant shape-changing robots, which have come to Earth to find a mystical cube that grants infinite power to its possessor. Michael Bay’s sci-fi action adventure, inspired by the toy franchise, with Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Jon Voight and John Turturro.

Fun Fact: Bumblebee’s original alternate mode in The Transformers (1984) was a Volkswagen Beetle, but this was revised to a 1976/2009 Chevrolet Camaro because they wanted to avoid comparisons with Herbie the Love Bug

SUNDAY 21st SEPTEMBER

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Beethoven’s 2nd (1993)
ITV London 1:20pm-3:00pm (1 hour 40 minutes)
The slobbering St Bernard is now grown up and in love with his beautiful sweetheart Missy. Together they bring a litter of puppies into the world – but have to go on the defensive when Missy’s owner, the evil Regina, sets out to steal them for herself. Comedy sequel, starring Charles Grodin, Bonnie Hunt, Chris Penn, Nicholle Tom and Christopher Castle.

Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) Channel 4 3:30pm-5:30pm (2 hours)
Captain Picard and the Enterprise crew uncover a conspiracy by their own superiors and a sinister alien race to take over a peaceful world and exploit its power to prolong life. However, the crew is forced to defy Federation orders and turns renegade to protect the planet’s inhabitants. Sci-fi adventure sequel, starring Patrick Stewart, F Murray Abraham, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner and Michael Dorn.

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life (2003) Syfy 4:30pm-7:00pm (2 hours 30 minutes)
The daredevil heroine returns on a new quest, this time to search the world for the legendary Pandora’s Box. However, a devious scientist is determined to get his hands on it first and realise his cunning scheme to harness the box’s power as a deadly weapon. Action adventure sequel, starring Angelina Jolie, Gerard Butler, Ciaran Hinds, Chris Barrie and Djimon Hounsou.

Fun Fact: Much of the background story of this film revolves around Alexander The Great AKA Alexander of Macedonia. Angelina Jolie actually later portrays Alexander The Greats mother, Olympias, in Alexander (2004).

Twins (1988) ITV2 6:50pm-9:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
An unlikely pair of brothers, who were born as the result of a one-off genetic experiment and separated at birth, are reunited in adulthood. They set out on a cross-country search for their unknown mother – fending off vicious loan sharks and a professional assassin along the way. Comedy, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Kelly Preston and Chloe Webb.

A Time to Kill (1996) Film4 9:00pm-11:55pm (2 hours 55 minutes)
A lawyer in Mississippi agrees to defend a black man charged with killing the two racist thugs who raped his 10-year-old daughter – but he is ill-prepared for the racial tension and violence that erupts during the course of the trial. Courtroom drama, based on a novel by John Grisham and starring Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L Jackson, Donald Sutherland and Kevin Spacey.

The Sixth Sense (1999) Channel 4 11:15pm-1:10am (1 hour 55 minutes)
A child psychologist, disheartened after the suicide of a former patient, takes on the case of a terrified boy haunted by ghostly apparitions, and tries to help him discover what the spirits want from him. M Night Shyamalan’s supernatural thriller, starring Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette and Olivia Williams.

Whatever you’re up to this weekend, make sure you always make your bed and try food before your add salt.

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We’re sooo excited to have our latest designs in! From such a classic show too!

Inspired by the huuuge hit, Mork and Mindy was an American sci-fi sitcom that was broadcast back in 1978, right up until 1982 on their popular channel ABC.

Now, we’re sure that this show could be a few years before your time. It certainly finished before many of us TruffleShuffler’s had landed on earth in our own little eggs! So here’s a little rundown…

The show tells the tale of the space alien from the planet Ork named Mork, played by screen legend Robin Williams, who (crash) lands his egg-shaped ship into planet earth after he is sent to study humans. He quickly meets Mindy, a sweet 21-year-old played by Pam Dawber who having just been abandoned by her boyfriend, needed to be chaperoned back to town. She decided to help Mork to adjust to life on Earth and they become great friends despite Mork usually frustrating her.

At the end of each episode, Mork reports back to Orson (his long-suffering superior) on what he has learned about Earth. These end-of-show summaries really are the peak of the shows humour and generally involve making fun of the things we all do.

As Robin Williams first major acting role and one that certainly launched him into the start of his fame and success, this retro icon gave us the chance to see the comedic and improvisational genius that he was which is why we just had to snap up some official Mork And Mindy T-Shirts so we can help spread the love for this great show and the legend behind it. Take a look….
Nanu Nanu Mork And Mindy T-Shirt
Show some love for this classic show and of course the sadly missed comedy legend Robin Williams with one of these designs in both ladies or men’s styles.

What are your memories of this hit show? Not seen it? Get hunting and give it a watch folks!

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That’s right folks!
The Hunger Games, American Hustle and upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse star Jennifer Lawrence has been spotted in California rocking her very own exclusive TruffleShuffle T-Shirt with one of our Roald Dahl Good Thoughts Speckled Rolled Sleeve T-Shirts!
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Featuring one of Roald Dahl’s most inspirational quotes…

“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

…this exclusive TruffleShuffle design is a great way to show some love for the great man and also get stuck into some serious celebrity style all in one!

Not in stock? Don’t worry! Simply add your name to our waiting list on the product page and you’ll be the first to know when these come back into stock so you don’t miss a beat.
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