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

Recuperating, farewells, flooring and retreating!

It's difficult to adequately describe the sense of freedom and relief Barry and I have felt for the past three days. You'll have gathered that the truck finally arrived two and a half hours late to collect the eight loaded pallets that had been our Calendar Club shop. It took over an hour to complete … Continue reading Recuperating, farewells, flooring and retreating!

Christmas craziness with three weeks to go

One of my favourite sayings is the serenity 'prayer'. You know the one that says "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can't change and courage to change those I can."? Last week's weather was one of those events over which we have no control. At this time of year it was … Continue reading Christmas craziness with three weeks to go

Half way already and loving Lichfield

Hard to believe but today we're seven weeks into our fourteen week commitment with Calendar Club at The Three Spires Shopping Centre in Lichfield. Time sure does fly when you're having fun ... Barry and I are working surprisingly well together, sharing time in the shop and ensuring we each have regular time out. We … Continue reading Half way already and loving Lichfield

Setting up our Lichfield Calendar Club shop …

Yesterday afternoon we picked up the keys for 11, Bakers Lane, Three Spires Shopping Centre, Lichfield. How exciting! I had quite a number of retail jobs more years ago than I care to count - probably the longest one was working for Services Sound and Vision Corporation (SSVC) in the army camp in Bünde, West … Continue reading Setting up our Lichfield Calendar Club shop …