Whoa....... what a manic few months. Everything in Polperro has been going well and I just thought I would take 5 minutes to update you on a few bits and bobs.
We still haven't moved house...... Its been a very stressful time , We were let down badly on the sale of our shop in Hayle. We can only assume what happened, as the person buying it, didn't even have the decency to contact us to let us know why. They had been delaying and mucking us about for months and after personally reassuring me, that they had every intention of completing the sale, just days before they dropped out, They pulled out just before completion and so the chain involving 3 families all went a bit belly up. We think it was our fault. Thinking we were being kind, we let them have details of people who had contacted us and were interested in renting the shop, It seems, they hadn't done their research and was asking too high a rent and when told that in no uncertain terms by one of the potential renters ( and who can blame them). they pulled the plug. So after months of jumping through hoops we were left high and dry. All very distressing.
We have however been very fortunate that someone who also wanted to buy the property back in February, has stepped in and we may be able to rescue the whole chain, but only time will tell if people can wait any longer,
So we are still travelling 3 hours a day to open the shop in Polperro. luckily between the two of us we are coping and we are making sure we have on day a week together to rest and see each other.
We have taken on a couple more crafters and are stocking some lovely work. We are expecting some pottery any day soon and we have had lovely textiles from SeaSewBlue.
We are also trying to get on top of making our own stock. We are making quick enough for the day to day sales we are getting, but we have Polperro Music festival in a few weeks and making extra stock for that, is proving a bit more difficult. We are selling almost as quick as we can make and that is a lovely problem to have, but we really want to maximise on the extra footfall we are told will be in the village from the 16th June. We had of course hoped we would have extra hours by now, with not having to travel, but that was not to be. We can of course only do what we can and hope it is enough.
We are still very positive though and are loving our new shop. The people in the village are lovely and the other shop keepers are very supportive and kind.
Hopefully the next time I chat to you we will have moved house so bye for now and keep you fingers crossed for us.