Tuesday, 4 February 2014

All change in 2014

I can't keep apologizing for my lack of blogging, it was a New Year resolution that I would remedy that and keep everyone upto date with whats going on here, promise.
2013 was a brilliant year in the Garden Room.  We had a fantastic spring fair, despite the cold weather and the same in November, Christmas fair, think the weather was only slightly colder than in May!!!  Thank you all for supporting us.  We have developed into a great bunch and work together really well and think compliment each other's businesses.  It's also an opportunity to raise some charity money and you are so generous, thank you.
We have lots of new plans for this year.  Not sure when we will ever stop thinking of new projects?  I have decided not to do workshops this year.  I can't believe I have been doing them for so long.  I have met so many lovely people over the years and some have become friends.  I am sure I will miss it but  probably time to have a change. I will turn the shop into my workshop and leave Richard the garage so he can fulfill a dream of having another classic sports car (did have a MGA years ago), managed to wrap it around a give way sign!!
We are, at the moment, redecorating and refitting my mother's house ready to sell this spring.  Taking far longer than we hoped but getting there.  Then we have decided to renovate the little chapel that sits in the front garden.  It is a lovely building, small, with a balcony on both sides, but is damp and needs a lot of tlc  and listed so we are limited as to what we can alter.  We are going to move the Garden Room into there.  It will give more room and opportunities and know it can look fabulous.  New wooden floor, lots of new lighting, and lots of Farrow & Ball magic.  We are going to ask for permission to put a door in the side from the garden. 
 We are aiming to open, probably twice a week, and Tina, who does the amazing wreaths and plants, I am hoping, is going to be here with fresh flowers and plants, those lovely seasonal bunches that we don't seem to be able to get around here.  All really exciting but lots of work to do before then.
We are also in the process of buying a little cottage in Norfolk.  Listed, traditional, we can use as it is but can't wait to do what Richard calls 'a Hester' on it.  Think I have planned every room in my head, all a mix of French, Swedish and New England?  Might do a separate blog when we start the work.
The Garden Room is looking lovely after a refresh from before Christmas, do give me a call if you would like to have a browse. 

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