Thursday, January 27, 2011My new shop
Well I'm into my forth week of my new job and its had its teething problems but the response from the public is all good. We have taken out the old shop fittings and the shop is now much bigger and a lick of fresh paint works wonders.People cant believe the difference we have made by just having some fresh arrangements and a good variety of designs. The shop has been a florist for 20years but two years of poor service can ruin the reputation, so we have a challenge on our hand but although a long way to go we are prepared to give it our best shot. I don't mine working on my own I have been used to it and with people popping in it gives one time to talk and to make people feel at ease . We have a busy time coming with Valentines day and I'm trying to get as much prepared, like folding paper, making bows. washing vase's and buckets. Not having been in the shop for a year every big event will be guess work, how many flowers to order, what do the people who live in this area like, and can we make some money. I will try to take more photo's and post things of intrest.
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Saturday, January 01, 2011new year new job-(scary)
Its a real wrench to be leaving the lovely shop iv worked at for the past five years.
The new year is also a new beginning for me it terms of employment. I have worked for five years at my recent job and over the years as we all may do think its time to try something different. I have always loved my job marred only by the attitude and sometimes dam right nastiness of other people. I don't want to dwell to much into it but at my age to come home in tears over somebody else's behavior gets a bit much. I know Robert and I can be some what easily upset by an nasty comment or virble attack (we tend not to associate with people like that in our private lives)but adding all that up and an offer of a new job persuaded me to risk the move. I know to well that when times are hard flowers will be the last thing on the most important things list for most people, and the shop has been run down and its on a high street where every other shop is a food take away or beauty /nail shop, but its a challenge and I'm a worker and will put my all into it. As much as i loved all the things we sold in my last shop there is a whole host of goods out there to sell and hopefully I will have a say but the new owners will undoughtly have the last say. My decision was all very last minuet but the last couple of weeks made my decision easier. Watch this space.
Iv not done much blogging lately and therefore as Christmas has now gone I would like to wish all the people who kindly read my rambling a HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR for you personally the Church and the wider world.
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