Monday, 18 June 2012

Location Location Location

Bliss.  Pilar de la Horadada.....I could live here.  
Up to last Friday, I hadn't sat at my desk for anything other than work and was feeling the lack of creativity.  Nor had I been over to visit Shopkeeper Gal...and I was feeling the lack of a bit of shop therapy for sure.  Managed to right that this weekend. And proof, as if I needed it, that the world keeps turning without me - big news at the shop. The lease on the premises has expired and the Gal has taken the decision to move.  She's found a lovely, high street location in Amesbury, Wiltshire (the nearest town to Stonehenge, visitors!) and intends to move at the end of July.  When the shop re-opens, there will be a different focus.  Stamps, scrapping and dies will be the core stock, for these have proven the core business.  Sound planning huh.  I can't tell you how excited I am for her.  An opportunity that not many people get or take - to blow out some cobwebs, 're-brand' if you will.  And I'm excited for me too.  (Obviously, I can twist this to feature me too.) I hope it will be an opportunity to meet new crafters, create some more workshops and revel in new stamp company stocks.  Bliss, actually.  So then of course, I was inspired and came home, cleared the decks (ignored the other chores) and played crafter for the afternoon.  More bliss.  

30 comments:

Rita said...

Hi Julia, for a minute I thought you were moving abroad. LOL. Great News though for your friend. I wish her all the best. Beautiful day here in the West of Scotland. Hugs Rita xx

Queenie Jeannie said...

Such great news!! But...we want to know what you bought and what you made, lol!! Crafters are such a nosy bunch!!!

CraftygasheadZo said...

How exciting, I remember going to Amesbury on a school trip once! Anywhere that has a crafty shop is good! Zo xx

Helen said...

That's a beautiful looking beach!!! Will be sure to drop in if I find myself down Stonehenge way anytime.....!!

laurie said...

what a gorgeous photo!
I can't wait to see what comes from your purchases,

laurie said...

what a gorgeous photo!
I can't wait to see what comes from your purchases,

Cardarian said...

It seems reinventing, redecorating, redirecting is happening everywhere! So yes great times are coming! :-)
Hugs,
Cardarian

Craftychris said...

Sounds so exciting! The photo is cool too xx

Bella said...

Yes, yes, yes all sounds fabulous.

stephanie costello said...

wow, for a heartbeat I thought you had gone back to Spain for good :)
Yes, the world keeps on spinning in our absence... can totally relate sissy. :)

Redanne said...

Oh I thought you had gone for a relaxing day by the seaside! So happy for your friend, good to hear a nice story for a change. I wish her all the very best and glad you found some time to craft.

Whimcees said...

Hello!

Wishing all good things for the new location! Looking forward to seeing the results of playing crafter! Wishing you a happy Monday!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I always love how you manage to get your point of view across, no matter what the name of the post might be (grin). It is so refreshing to know that stamps, dies, and scrapbook supplies are the core business, except, from what you always alluded, I thought it WAS a scrapbook store. So glad her focus will be in an area that truly makes sense to her and her customers, as well as your desire to meet new crafters. I bet Mr. Dunnit is actually thinking it's just another ploy to buy new craft supplies (grin).

Have a great week. BTW, I think what happened with your linky was you dated it for the day you set the post for. I know this sounds odd, but if you set your post for midnight, you need to use a link that is for the previous day. I hope that helps and makes sense.

Valerie said...

Love this pic of the beach! Wish I could go to one! So excited for your friend! It does sound like a wonderful opportunity! May she be blessed with favor and you too :)

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...it's nice in these testing times that people still have Faith and march forward armed with 'The Plan' and with that alone your friend deserves to succeed...happy crafting Julia...Mel :)

Li'l Pidge said...

I can feel the warmth from here. I can do amesbury in a day, let us know when it is open and maybe we can do a woyww meet up?!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Julia,

Love the photo! So, IF I ever got to visit Stone Henge does that mean that I'd be in your neck of the woods? And LLJ? And a cool shop that we can meet at?????? Stone Henge is one of the places I'd love to go -- maybe I should move it higher on the list!!!

Hugs,
Kay

sandee said...

It does sound exicting for her, and I love that picture of the beach...sigh...looks just lovely and so inviting! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

kay said...

but the big question is what did you buy?

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Thought you'd gone gadding about abroad again for a min!

Good luck to Shopkeeper Gal on her new mission xxx

misteejay said...

Sounds like you've had a lovely day - can't wait to see what you have been creating.

Toni xx

trisha too said...

Wow.

That was such a great post!

:)

Lynn Holland said...

Congratulations to your friend on her new adventure, I hope all goes well for her.
You sound really fired up now you've been inspired Julia. Look forward to seeing more.
Thanks for taking the time to pop in and see the Doodly Birds on holiday.
Lynn
One I Made Earlier Today

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Look at that pretty white sand! Congrats to you friend and she moves forward with her new venture and whoo hoo! What an opportunity for you too.

Neet said...

Well, that is good news and I hope her venture proves to be a great big success (for both of you)
Hugs, Neet x

Angie said...

Sounds exciting ....a great adventure ...how far away from where it is now??? ....not good on geography lol

Doone said...

Of course it is all about you,

has to be Dunnit?

I stayed up thinking hmmm will linky be there at midnight - you know how flaky I can be...so I thought link now, work later, visit when I can...

now I will probably miss the wednesday all together, and end up confusing the hell out of people who want my number...by randomly visiting desks and not being in the linky...

ah i do so love chaos

and stamps

yes I love stamps too

dxxxx

Sue from Oregon said...

I was tickled when our local craft store changed hands...all new stuff more suited to my buying binges LOL!

Paula Gale said...

Knowing your friend is moving (and has probably now moved (nearly)) might make visiting stonehenge worth while lol...

Seriously, wishing her good luck with the move and success with the new shop.

Paula x x x

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