Well, this is finally it, time to finally say goodbye to much freedom for a while, since well, soemthing I've been planning for the past 4 weeks has finally happened. Well, i've got a shop. The vlog on the day 1 opening is below:
The Organising and last bit of Paperwork:
|The rawhide bones I bought Rosie after dropping a signature off. |
Once that was done, the truth of having to get things ready for opening up before important gaming dates was to happen. But for this to go forward, time to get these things ready, such as moving things in and well organizing it so it looks nice and can be ready for it to work.
The Weekend of a new place to explore and move.
|Tooth Selfie on that Saturday morning|
|A back window with a fan|
|Sockets and the Sink |
|Probably the 2 most important |
|Heaters and Dents|
After this, it was time to really make some choices, but next, it was time to get some cake decor and a balloon from Lawsons. Since that was for a 90th to celebrate the day after. But then it was time to go to refurnish to get some furniture. Which that was the next task, especially for stock to put up and well that and some shopping was to happen too. When we got home, it as a heavy bit to heave into the Garage.
|The Bookshelf for the games. |
Then it was a bit of lunch which make it easier to have before a nice afternoon #dogwalkingwithomracer. Which mum did actually purchase a rug and I had a call with a firm of shop fittings before we went for the walk.
|The lunch on Saturday, from the mixed salad in Morrisons|
|The Sunny weather when Dogwalking|
The Time to move:
|The Room was too full to even move around in|
|Bags and boxes Everywhere |
|Then it was the first vanload. |
After all that, it was a well deserved Chinese takeout, especially now the curfew was implied for takeouts and pubs, but retail shops haven't been told, maybe I'll find out.
|The Chinese takeout|
|The views as we parked up|
Then it was time to move in and get most of the boxes in that place, which that was done then it was time to get things decorated and all 3 of us helped to get some amazing things in, from some glass cabinets for £25 each and even the Bookcase from earlier, it fitted in the right place. Eventually, it was the time to finally admit it was ready to call it a day. Since later that day plans were to happen fora 90th.
|Progress of the decorating|
|The boxes left|
|The desk from the house|
|The front of it |
Then it was home for some preparation of cleansing rooms and also soon for some lunch before we had to go for a 90th-afternoon tea.
|The room empty after the clearout|
The allotment afternoon
|The Field facing the crop |
|Apples from the tree|
|Raspberries in the tub|
A 90th Afternoon tea.
Now then it was time to help prepare the afternoon tea and catch up with my sister with chatting and also eating egg mayo scones, but it was interesting to find how shes been verbally abused from posh customers at her work and well the thing is staff are but that and it was to make sure nan was okay after her fall 2 weeks ago. Eventually, t was time for a nice big meal with also candles melting quicker than before.
|The afternoon tea as it was laid out |
|The first plate of tea |
then it was chatting for an hour or so and talking about different things from my work to showing pics of the past few days and even things about funerals about to happen with my mum and dad going to 2 in the next 2 weeks which can be a bit of stress and emotions here. But eventually, it was 8pm and we all decided to head off. Which as I headed off, it was time to really enjoy a picture of the moon.
|The moon in the sky at 8pm at night|
then it as a drive home and some chores to do before preparing for one busy day of back to exercise from a routine of visits.
The Visits on Monday,
|The fog as I was about to cycle up the big gradual hill|
But then I had to run to work due to a demanding customer but it was in the time of me having to get things sorted, well luckily, some spare parts helped. But then it was time to visit another customer before that was the end of that day. The weather was starting to be a little bit better. But actually the way it turned out, was that me, my dad and his workmate went to re-furnish to pick up a table which seemed to be perfect and even with 6 chairs for a decent £80. We managed to park close and get it listed ther
A Sunny Tuesday to organise.
|Soaked but happy|
|The 2 ponies|
Then it was finally time to get to work aka the shop to get it open, well actually to build the table up which turns out it had a crack in it, but before we did that it was a bit of time to have a quick hot sausage roll for lunch.
|The sausage Roll|
|The table had it legs a bit tricky on it|
Then it was organising some of the boxes since loads of bags had things in and it was to make sure I could get it out and into the box to then empty and lay it out te next day, but eventually, it was time to get a bit more decorating done and it was then time to call it a day. Well actually by 4pm I was out with mum to get some hair dye from Superdrug since I wanted to go lighter.
|The layout of the shop was coming together|
|a higher look at the layout|
|The other side had a bit of work to do.|
Now then, it was then time to go home and also get some of the former room organised, which worked out nicely and a carpet fitted there as well.
|The room organised |
Then it was more to sort out before the day of opening on Thursday. But for now, it was going to be a day of unproductive as well.
The Soaked Wednesday
The Thursday to be open
|The morning selfie|
|Slowly the layout comes together |
|More layout for the IT Side|
|A bigger look at the layout|
Then it was more booking things in and soon to be later, my mum popped in with a nice bit of sausage roll and also got me a rucksack as a good luck present. But all in all, it was that and a few other customers before I headed out to pick up a DPD delivery at 4pm.
|The shop door|
Then it was time to pick up a box, well order for the midnight release of these games in the box. Yup, crash 4 and Starwars Squadrons, it was pouring with rain for that. Which makes it dishearting, but well, it was time to start to book those in. Then in the case, they go.
|The new bits|
Then it was time to get home and then have a quick break then it was time to really start the time of the midnight release.
The 2nd day and first release:
|Midnight opening, with that glow.|
Then I left about 00:40 and then got home to sleep for another day of work. Which was more booking in, one laptop to diagnose and also some more Stands to make.
|The PS5 in the door|
|The front again with the cardboard|
Then it was time to really focus on that stock and work which then leads to another day.
|The Turkey Twizzlers with other extras. |
And there we have it, the first few days done and eventually, I'll catch up with other things in the post but even this was a few days delay.