Walkabout From Leeds to Lichfield

I have to admit something I suspect won't surprise anyone reading. In matters rugby related, my allegiance isn't with the country of my birth. And despite Barry loving many things about life in the UK, when it comes to supporting The All Blacks, he switches back too. Last Saturday New Zealand played England in the … Continue reading Walkabout From Leeds to Lichfield

Frosts, Friends and a Fresh Window

It's felt rather unseasonal recently. I think. Well I can't recall it being so frosty in October previously. Though that could be my poor memory. You'll appreciate it's a very British thing to talk frequently about the weather. Probably due to the vagaries of it in this country! Changeable, unpredictable, and interesting. Frosty mornings are very … Continue reading Frosts, Friends and a Fresh Window

Life in Brighton and the UK

There's something very special about being in a loving relationship that thrives on a (mostly!) strong partnership ethic. The intensity of running a Calendar Club store, seven days a week for around three months, really highlights this aspect of our marriage. This week's been a perfect example of sharing the responsibility, and I'm counting my blessings … Continue reading Life in Brighton and the UK

LHCRT Our Chosen Charity Calendar for 2018

As self-employed operators for Calendar Club, we get the chance to choose to sell a charity calendar. Last year we contacted Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restorations Trust (LHCRT) to see if they had a calendar available. Unfortunately they didn't. Shortly afterwards we were approached by a lovely lady asking if we'd sell Lichfield Calendars raising money … Continue reading LHCRT Our Chosen Charity Calendar for 2018

Looking Fabulous and Loving Being Back in Lichfield

It's been four days since we 'birthed' our Lichfield Market Street Calendar Club store, opening the doors to our first customers on Saturday 13th October. The pain of building the premises from a bare room to a fully functioning shop was definitely worthwhile. We had a brilliant beginning. The shop floor heaved with customers eager … Continue reading Looking Fabulous and Loving Being Back in Lichfield

Ready to open our Lichfield Calendar Club shop after a massive two days

The transforming of an empty space and turning it into a functioning shop is an incredible thing to witness. It's full-on for two days, with a team of people helping the first day when the most effort is essential. It's a painful process, leading to an amazing adventure. We're wondering occasionally if we're completely crazy. … Continue reading Ready to open our Lichfield Calendar Club shop after a massive two days

All in place to start Lichfield Calendar Club

It's been an interesting few weeks, doing all we can to get the best location for our Lichfield Calendar Club store.  Yesterday we heard everything's been signed, and 34-36 Market Street is ours to run until January 2019. It's a in splendid position. Right next door to the Samuel Johnson Museum, near Greggs, and steps … Continue reading All in place to start Lichfield Calendar Club