Just a quick update: the PleaseFund.Us pledge fund is now up to an incredible £900! Only £100 to go to reach the target, and 27 days to do it (I don’t get any of the money if we don’t reach the target). I am humbled by the generosity of friends and strangers alike. Do keep sharing if you can, I just need ten more donations of £10 to reach the target! (People can of course pledge more if they want to!)
I am also working on a new website, which is very exciting – I love playing with things like that, and have finally found a website creator that is very easy to use and update and adapt to what I want. Will publish it when it’s ready – not a huge amount to put on it at the moment, but will still be useful. This blog will always have a place in my heart, though, it’s seen me through the ups and downs so far!
Still excited about the market stall next Thursday, though have not yet had confirmation and instructions that I was promised, so won’t quite rest easy until that arrives. It will be a bit sporadic for a few weeks, as it clashes with a work commitment that I have been unable to change – typical that this falls on the same day of the week as the market, when all my other days are commitment-free! But the work commitment will end in a few weeks’ time, and I will have three months over the summer to enjoy being a market stallholder. Can’t wait to start engaging with people and getting the word out.
I have also applied for more permanent premises (with walls!), can’t say much about that at the moment, but not a regular high street shop; something more interesting and appealing really, though will just have to wait and see – there are other bids for the same site, but the good thing this time is that the decision will be made not so much in regard to commercial and financial matters as to suitability of purpose, and I like to think I have as good a chance as anyone with that, given the site and location. Sorry to be a bit cryptic, just better to keep it quiet for a while! It would be available from October, so it’s great to have the market stall over the summer.
Finally, if you are on Facebook, don’t forget to visit and ‘like’ the Facebook page for The Tree House; and you can follow on Twitter too – @TreeHouseBkshop.
Thanks for your interest and support, as ever – things are definitely moving forwards, which is very exciting!