The Tree House has premises! I can’t quite believe it. The lease has not been signed yet, but it should all be pretty straightforward and quick – the shop I have is ultimately destined for redevelopment, so it is a short term lease, and the owners can give me a month’s notice at any time. But it means the lease is much cheaper than standard commercial leases, and I don’t have to commit to a two-year contract – I can also just give a month’s notice if it all goes wrong.
Which it isn’t going to do, of course…!
It’s so exciting. It’s a great space, a great location, and a brilliant way to get the Tree House started and established and see if it’s a viable business, without too much risk. I can’t wait to get in there and set it all up! It should all happen fairly quickly – I’ll give more details in due course!
It does mean we will no longer be at Kenilworth market. I was due to be there this Thursday, but as I am not very well this week – and I think still getting worse – I have decided to cancel this week’s stall as well.
It still hasn’t sunk in – feeling unwell probably doesn’t help, but I really can’t believe it’s all going to start happening very soon! It’s five months since I started this blog, about eight months since a friend and I first discussed the idea, and a lot has happened in those months – I’ve managed to keep the momentum going, though it hasn’t always been easy! But then I didn’t expect anything different.
So once I have signed the lease and picked up the keys I will post a few photos. I have some friends who are going to help get it shipshape. The main thing I need to get is lots of shelving and/or bookcases! So when I’m feeling better I’ll get on with that.
In the meantime, back to the buttercup syrup and an early night…feeling rough, but soooo happy!