Bestsellers Top 10 at Oxfam Trading

This week is National Oxfam Week, the charity's annual fund-raising push. Boost their funds and benefit your palate by buying a pack of the bestselling Cafedirect coffee, grown by farmer cooperatives in Peru, Mexico, Costa Rica and Tanzania

1 Cafedirect Instant ...................................pounds 2.39 (100g)

2 Cafedirect Ground ...................................pounds 2.29 (227g)

3 CafeLatino (Nicaragua)...............................pounds 2.20 (8oz)

4 Bamboo and bead curtain (Philippines)..............pounds 18.95

5 Set of two linen baskets (Philippines).................pounds 31.90

6 Blue and white ceramic animals (Thailand).............95p

7 Fruit chutney (Swaziland)....................................pounds 1.95

8 Chilli sauce (Swaziland)........................................pounds 1.95

9 Incense sticks (India and Bangladesh)....................75p

10 Cafedirect Instant..................................pounds 11.45 (550g)

Where can I still buy ... goods in imperial measurements?

From tomorrow British shops must sell all prepackaged food in metric measurements. Loose goods can be sold in imperial measures till the year 2000. We asked smaller shops whether they intend to convert before the deadline, to limit confusion.

Audrey's Chocolates, Brighton "It is a damn imposition. I'm tempted to say that we're British and we should do what we like. It's costly, too - we have to get new price lists giving the conversion." Will you still sell imperial weights? "Always, as long as I'm alive anyway."

The Little English Meat Shop, Newcastle upon Tyne "We will have to in a couple of years' time. It will cause confusion but so did decimalisation. You just have to get on with it, don't you?"

Paxton & Whitfield, London, SW1 (cheese shop) "We are changing after our 200th anniversary in 1997. It is important to us that we won't have to change till after that date. I have some British people asking for 200g already; I tell them it's the equivalent to half a pound. I try to make life easier for everyone."

Thorntons, Edinburgh "We have been metric for a few weeks now. People tend to think that a quarter is 100g [it's 113g]. We haven't had too much confusion because we tend to pre-tell people. They mostly stick to a quarter rather than go for 100g."

O'Hagan's Sausage Shop, London SE10 "We think it's best to get it over and done with. We even have to change our recipes - it's quite complicated working out the percentage of meat to fat. I think the younger customers should have no problem but older ones will."

Dog bowl, pounds 19.95

A dog-bone dog bowl to go with your Smallbone kitchen. This "hand thrown" china dish comes exclusively from Barclay & Bodie, who sell classy (mostly) but inventive gifts at their shop at 7-9 Blenheim Terrace, London NW8 (0171-372 5705) and in their mail-order catalogue (pounds 2).

Dog bowl light, pounds 65

Another dog bowl, but this time filled with fluorescent bones, and used as a wacky floor-level or table light. It's designed by Max Turner, who also makes mesh-covered coloured lights on legs for pounds 25. Available by mail order from M Products, 46 Oaklands Road, London W7 2DR (0181-567 8557)

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