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Back with a Bang!

Updated: Apr 30

We, like so many other independent businesses, were absolutely thrilled to be able to open our doors again. Our 'virtual' door was always open and still is. You can contact us and order our unique art, books and gifts online, anytime you fancy.


Have a gander at our latest window display - everything we sell is created by us, signed by us and exclusively available from us via Custard HQ or our website.


I am so excited to share the amazing news below, that I received out of the blue, via our website. Benjamin, aged seven, who is a huge 'Standing on Custard' fan, is doing something incredible to raise money for his local special needs school.



I will update you on his challenge in my next blog and share his final total along with photos and hopefully footage. If you would like to Support Benjamin it would be much appreciated.



In the meantime, although nothing can top Benjamin's sterling work, we did want to show you what we've been up to at our beloved Custard HQ.


Here are few images of our redesign. Although Phillip Price is the artist, I can confirm that it was yours truly that painted every piece of furniture. So don't look too closely.

See if you can spot Jelly Dog, AKA Sky, and our newest rescue, Jazzy Jasper. Jasper is from Greece and, as you can see, is already part of the furniture. He's lucky I didn't paint him!

Custard HQ, 42 The Old High Street, Folkestone CT20 1RN

Our happy, creative space and retail outlet.



We certainly feel even more at home now and hope you will too when you pop in to see us. Current opening hours are weekends and Bank Holidays 10am-4pm or message us for private viewings.



The first two lovely little humans through our door when we reopened, were prize winners, Fred and Luna. They took part in a Christmas Scavenger Hunt along our beautiful Old High St. Organised by Big Boys Burgers and R&R. Many of the shops on our Old High Street donated prizes. Ours was a signed copy of one of our books. After much deliberation they chose 'Standing on Custard'.




I've also been busy recording and producing more episodes of my FREE podcast 'Real Folk with Jo Burke'. There are now fourteen inspirational episodes for you to have a listen to, all totally free. Available on all your favourite players or via my website.


Have a listen to the latest episode with Anna Kennedy OBE - Autism Educator, creator of Autism's Got Talent & Strictly Star!


Check out the reviews below from Apple Podcasts:



Well I think that's us all up to date now. I am busy working on two new books that I can't wait to release into the wild and more podcasts. Phil is always working on something amazing at Custard HQ so do drop by and say 'hi'.


Below is a selection of Phil's work. Follow him on Instagram and Facebook @phillippriceartist to see all these works coming to life. DM for details.

Commissions accepted.



We will be running more small, but perfectly formed, workshops as soon as we are able. Feel free to register your interest via the website. I will be running creative writing and confidence workshops and Phil will be running art workshops. More details coming soon...


Your support has always meant the world to us, but I have to say, to feel the love for what we create, during such a challenging year for everyone, is just phenomenal... 'No you're crying...' I'm not crying...well okay I might be, but they are definitely happy tears. I blame the menopause and 'The Covis' as my adorable eighty-two year old mum insists on calling it.


Keep creative and hope to see or hear from you soon.


Big love from Custard HQ

Jo, Phil, Sky and Jasper


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