Right, this is it. Never mind the inauguration of The Trump as President, this is much more important. It’s time for me to (wo)man up and put up or shut up. The shelves are stocked, the till and card machine are working and the Nespresso pod holder is full, so I think I’m good to go.
The shop officially opens tomorrow (21st Jan) at 9am and I have had, on average, 4 hours sleep a night since I came back from the good ol’ U S of A a couple of weeks ago. Sleep is way overrated anyway and is, to be perfectly honest, for wimps. There is a strong possibility that if you’re planning on coming tomorrow that I will be slumped over my counter a broken woman, but I will try my best to remain alert at all times.
To prepare for the Big Day, I actually held a cheeky little Preview Evening last night for a couple of hours for everyone on my mailing list, which I thought went really well! Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves (the Prosecco and brownies probably helped!) and I had loads of compliments about the shop, which was nice. It was also good to put some faces to the names of people who have been messaging me on Facebook. Apologies to anyone who I didn’t get to have a little chat with, but I’m sure I’ll catch you next time! The night also gave me a chance to iron out any teething problems before tomorrow. I think there are a few things that I could make a bit more streamlined, so please bear with me for now, but all in all I don’t think it’s too bad! I don’t want to post many photos of the shop yet as I don’t want to spoil the surprise for you all, but here’s a little picture from last night’s shenanigans:
A few people last night were asking me about workshops; I’m going to give it a couple of weeks so I can settle into the shop (and hopefully get a bit of sleep, even though I am no wimp!!) and then I will start planning and advertising the schedule. Don’t worry though – they won’t be too far away!
I have also been asked about my opening hours going forward, so here they are:
Hopefully you’ll all find time to come in and see me at some stage and I hope a few of you manage to come along tomorrow. I still have cake and after all, there is no better combination in the world than haberdashery and cake!