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

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

A calm Christmas followed by a terrifying tyre trauma

For our first day off together since Monday 2nd October, all we wanted to do was chill. And we succeeded brilliantly! Christmas Eve being a Sunday helped. We shut up the shop at 4pm on the dot, and began the transformation in readiness for the Boxing Day and beyond sale to commence. Two hours later … Continue reading A calm Christmas followed by a terrifying tyre trauma

A most unexpected and scary sinking feeling

Despite the intense commitment required to staff our Calendar Club store seven days a week, after nine days of trading we're (mostly!) loving it. Being Self-Employed Operators, earning on a commission basis, means you're intensely motivated to making your shop the best it can possibly be. We're extremely thankful to have such a fabulous location. … Continue reading A most unexpected and scary sinking feeling