Oh dear! I seem to have gone off the radar for a little while without meaning too. We have been a little bit busy with a lot of things to do with Saltmarsh and Samphire and time just ran away with me…
We are looking into the possibility of getting a little shop, and it is so exciting! If we can pull it off I think we will have a good chance of making this whole business thing work – if not then we might have to rethink what we are going to do in the future. That makes me a bit sad – we have been giving this whole business thing a go for around 18 months now, and to be honest we have been struggling quite a bit with money and morale, and it would be awful to have to give up really. So we are doing everything we possibly can to make our Saltmarsh and Samphire dreams a reality.
Have any of you started something and found it tricky to make it work? How did you resolve things? I am curious!
In other news, we went to The Country Living Christmas Fair the other week which was a nice day out. I did think that the whole experience would be ever so slightly more Christmassy – as it was it was a lot more shopping-y than I thought it would be for some reason – but it was still fun. I do feel a little sad (a lot sad actually) when I think of how Christmas is all about shopping now and not about the things that actually matter like family and friends and recharging a little after a busy year (and of course the religion if you are that way inclined!). Working in retail really did kill Christmas for me a few years ago, before that I was all about Christmas and the festive season, and it upsets me that my Christmassy feelings have still not really returned in full all these years later. So I have got some of my favourite Christmas books lined up to read in the run up to the big day and I am hoping that it might instil some lovely Christmas spirit in me once again! I will let you know if it works.
I read A Christmas Carol and Letters from Father Christmas every year in the run up to Christmas and I love it – it is nice to have some little traditions at this time of the year. Do you have anything that you do without fail around the holiday season?