Hello at last! I have not been able to settle down and blog since discovering that my little shop was under threat of closing : ( As most of you know, I only open four days a week...for a very good reason...there is more to life....family, home, my garden....life is too short to be chained to one thing. My lease was up for renewal and the owners were hoping for me to do six days. Now as you know, anyone who has ever run a small, mostly hobby oriented shop, it is impractical to have someone else work the other two days. So as I pondered about what direction I should take...take it online, close it completely, keep stocking some things and not others...I realized that I was definitely not ready to give up all the lovely things that have become my passion. Not to mention all the long talks, smiles, inspiration and friendship from my wonderful customers.
Unsure of what to do...
in steps my cool calm and collected John and said , "Just relax and something will come your way."
Now, I have some good news! I have a new shop to go to and I feel so incredibly lucky to have the opportunity that I have been given. The new shop is lovely. It will not be entirely white but when I saw it for the first time I was almost brought to tears. It is a Scandinavian style room in the top of a cuckoo clock shop at Cabarlah... run by two of the most lovely people you'll ever meet..2 minutes drive from home...and it already has a beautiful feel.
I said to John, "I know you said that something would come along BUT did you think it could be THIS good!" He sure didn't!
To cut a long story short, I will be moving there sometime in November, ready for Christmas, and I AM HAPPY :)
You'll have to come and see it!
I can't wait!