The atmosphere around Peel at the end of October 2011 was very upbeat. Many shop windows had been decorated ready for Hop Tu Naa at the end of the week and the pride in the displays and the shops themselves was evident. The Hop tu Naa window dressing competition had evidently attracted a lot of people to the streets, and I saw many families taking part. This is one of the initiatives of the new Peel Traders group that has ideas and enthusiasm and is already putting them into practice. Many shops on Michael Street had their doors open, which also made the shops more welcoming. I discovered this had been an innovation in response to Covid and the new need for well ventilated spaces, but the practice had continued, despite poor weather, as people realised the positive effect on welcoming people through the doors.