We’re in. And though not totally back to normal, we’re getting there. Aside from a big broadband delay (AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!) it’s been pretty much plain sailing.
As you’d expect, I’ll be sharing my photos over the coming weeks. Initially though, something a bit quirky; the rather un-glamorous view from our second floor landing…
There are arguably far better views from our other windows. I love this one though, as it perfectly frames Cheltenham’s only ‘skyscraper’, the locally-loathed Eagle Tower.
Posts will be more regular from now on, though we’re concentrating on retail right now. Plus it’s only eight days until our West Coast trip! Don’t you just love being busy?
Almost. We’re literally on the verge of moving. For us, that means moving home and office. Fun on one hand but a pain in in the backside very disruptive on the other.
We’ll do our best to maintain a normal service. Ordering shouldn’t be affected but we won’t be taking calls or dealing with non-urgent emails, so please be patient.
We should have unpacked (most of) the boxes and be back up to full speed by Tuesday. Until then, things are going to be…interesting. See you on the other side.
Note: these aren’t our boxes. We’re not that organised. My sister mentioned how neat our boxes were the other day, so I felt I should set the record straight.
After a predictably twisty, turny, up and down affair, we’re finally on the move…unless something VERY dramatic happens. Hmmm, I really shouldn’t tempt fate, should I?
We’ve exchanged contracts which (in the UK) means both parties are legally bound to complete the sale/purchase. I can almost smell the new, albeit vulgar, stair carpet.
We have mixed emotions at leaving our home of the past two years. We love it and are proud of what we’ve done but it’s time to move on. And the new place is very cool.
Plus it simply fits our needs better and gives us a great opportunity to achieve what we want in the long term. I’ll tell you more on all that later, once we’re actually in.
Up until now, we’ve only had a hint of snow in our town this winter, although it’s been promised for weeks. Well today it did snow…big time…by our standards anyway.
Hardly headline news to most of you…particularly those in Canada and northern states. But when it does snow here, things. Just. Stop. Much like these footprints…
Because, although it happens most years, people just aren’t prepared. And, more importantly, the UK allocates minimal budget to clearing things up.
Personally, I think it’s a beautiful and welcome addition…providing you don’t need to travel too far. Unfortunately, tomorrow I do. But may not have a choice.
As a side-note, we’ve just recovered from three days without heat or hot water. Now that’s sorted I don’t mind being house-bound….hope I don’t live to regret those words.
Pardon the chocolate-induced ‘Easter Pun Syndrome’. Retail partner Design Public who recently posted about our home on their Hatch blog. Team member Ali asked us to talk about our renovation so I obliged.
As a spin-off, we also picked up several other mentions including these two. We’re just completing our understated and under-sized (UK) bathroom so I’ll be posting pics soon…without wishing to seem home-obsessed.
For those who are interested, here’s a peek at our new lounge. Regular visitors to our site may recognize some of the chairs, as featured in our recent product shots.
As far as business goes, things look pretty healthy. We have another big online retailer who’ll soon be stocking O&L, which is great news. Details coming soon.