Two of Rhiwbina’s most recognisable faces are to bow out of village life this autumn.
Serenade’s Paul and Margaret have been two stalwarts of the local community for 15 years – after taking over the card shop that was then known as Cascade.But September will see them make way for new owners of the greetings card shop that has been one of the hubs of Rhiwbina for many years.
“It’s with a heavy heart that we are packing up and heading into semi-retirement. We have very much loved being a part of the Rhiwbina community and we are sad to leave. The good news is that Serenade will remain ‘in situ’ – in fact, the shop has been sold to a local family – we’re sure it will be in good hands. Charlotte and Joanna will be taking over the reins and I’m sure that they will add their own stamp to the place.”
Living Magazines co-editor Dr Danielle Dummett said:
“Paul and Margaret have been part of village life since I moved here nine years ago. As well as our business dealings with Paul and Margaret, the pair have, through their kindness, brought a smile to mine and my daughter’s face. They have helped provide me with balloons for many occasions and have always done so with a smile and a kind heart. They will be missed.”
Councillor Jayne Cowan said:
“Mags and Paul are terrific people and are so widely regarded and respected throughout Rhiwbina and beyond. They are very community focussed and help so many people, charities and organisations. Nothing is ever too much trouble and they really go the extra mile. They have run a very beautiful shop with an exceptional selection of cards and gifts.”
Paul and Margaret have always had input into village life behind the scenes too.
“We’d like to take this opportunity to personally thank all of our customers throughout the years. It’s been a pleasure serving you and serving the community. We’d also like to wish Charlotte and Joanna the very best of luck in their new venture.”