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!

2 thoughts on “Premises!

  1. Sarah May 22, 2013 / 12:15

    This is great news Victoria, can’t wait to hear more. I have some books for you, so will wait until you’re in the shop now. Get well soon!


  2. Vic May 22, 2013 / 12:18

    Thanks Sarah! Rent now agreed, tenancy agreement being drafted, shouldn’t be too long before I have the keys, and will then be very grateful for your books! Wonderful.


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