Thanks for popping in. Friday 13th. Mmm. Unlucky for some? For better or for worse – I was born on Friday 13th! So she’s 61 years young today. How did that happen?!?! One minute she’s 14 years old, walking up and down Darland Avenue because she’s besotted with Alan Garrett who lives at No. 150, and the next she’s married to lovely Dave, lives in East Sussex and runs a craft company! Funny old life, innit. Alan Garrett? Who’s Alan Garrett for Pete’s sake?! And who’s Pete for that matter ?!?!?
Friday’s blog a private peek, right? Ready for a little ramble with me? And off we go….
Alan Garrett went to the local Boy’s Grammar school when I was at the local Girl’s Grammar school. On the weekends, he used to work at the petrol station at the top of Barnsole Road, too. Let me tell you a funny thing. My Mum was learning to drive at the time. Don’t ask me how many sets of L-Plates I made her buy, just so we could go in the garage! Did he notice me? Did he even ping me a glance? Nope. We could have opened an L-Plate shop up the road, and still he was oblivious to me. Or maybe he thought i was a stalker, and just chose to avoid my stares! And let me tell you: 150 Darland Avenue was miles from our house! Helluva detour just to walk past his mum n dads house! I bet we’ve all got an Alan Garrett in the closet….
Enough rambling for today! Back to today!
What a transformation in the new place! Teamwork makes the dream work again! We’ll all be in the new place by the end of next week, I reckon. Big job. Mammoth task. Wanted to send you pics today, but left my phone at work, with all the photos I took on it! So that’s a tomorrow blog.
It’s been a nice day actually. Lots of action, loads of crashing and bashing, drilling, singing happy birthday ( twice, while we washed our hands).
Of course I am very anxious about keeping the business going through this storm, which hasn’t even properly kicked in yet. Of course we are taking every possible precaution to protect staff, families, friends, customers. Of course I am not in denial; are you kidding?! But I learned a long time ago that fretting about what hasn’t happened yet is a completely fruitless exercise. We just have to keep going, have a care for others, wash our hands every 20 seconds for 20 seconds – and we’ll be fine.
And then, after a long day, I came home to a wonderful Birthday Surprise: beautiful flowers and cards from dear people, all of whom I love dearly. And Dave, who is the best, and who totally shares the load with me. We always say, as long as we’re doing it together, we don’t care what we do. Whether we’re tear arsing around the country in a white van, or watching the Gogglebox – it’s ok when we do it together.
Love and hugs