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Sunday, 1 December 2013

Such an adventure!

Oh my goodness, it has been over 2 months since my last post (slaps wrist) as always, I do have a legitimate excuse though ;)

I bought a shop!  I would love to say that it is the best thing I have ever done, but sadly this isn't the case.  My bricks and mortar shop is set to fold after only 3 months, and we will be online only :(

My dream was that the shop should be an amalgamation of the business we bought (shabby chic furniture and homeware), my pieces and the possibility of renting space to local handmade artisans.  For a short while, we did indeed succeed!

Sadly however we have reached the stage where we are unable to continue with our dream.  The shop is making a huge loss, and I've had to pull up my big girl knickers and call time.  I am broken hearted that this wasn't a success, but there are many issues impacting on the decision - family life, money, other business pressures and mainly time.

I am now being left with the sad duty of trying to sell all the pieces and store those that don't sell.  The hardest part for me to face is that we have spent all our savings on this dream, and have been left in debt.  We have to sell our flat next year, and our savings were supposed to be a deposit for our next home - it looks like we may need to rent for a while :(

Everyone keeps telling me that it is better to live a life with no regrets, I at least tried.

Do I wish that I had never purchased the shop?  Yes, but I also know that if I didn't, I would have convinced myself it would have been a huge success.

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