The Thompson Brothers on National Gherkin Week

7 February 18 interview: Jared Wilson

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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS
We don’t do them. We always think perhaps we should be kinder to people in the shop, but then we never are. Maybe we’ll make an effort to get fitter and healthier next year? Maybe we’re going wine tasting in California?

NEW ZEALAND
We’re planning to go to New Zealand this year, probably around October for our birthday. We’ve heard it’s very good there; like Derbyshire but much bigger. We must try and take as long as we can out there, because it’s one of those once-in-a-lifetime trips. Thankfully we have some very good friends who can run the shop for us while we’re away. Any suggestions of places we should go are welcome.

FAVOURITE BOOKS
We can barely read or write. But we went to Waterstones to buy a book of poetry for a friend recently and we thought that looked fascinating. We wish they’d taught us all the classic poems when we were in school.

NATIONAL GHERKIN WEEK
It will hopefully make its comeback. It’s more of a state of mind than an actual period of time, these days. But if you want pickles, we’ll have pickles.

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