Firstly my god it's bloody freezing at the moment, not sure if I'm getting soft in my old age, but I never used to feel the cold. Certainly not like this last week.
We had a busy week booking shows and generally planning the next couple of months. Even though it's almost impossible to predict what's going to happen from week to week I always feel better with a plan. Even though it usually changes every five minutes.
This is a funny time of the year, where usually nothing really happens but surprisingly we had a really productive week. Our internet sales continue to grow and it's connected to our facebook activity. At this point I have to stop myself, reading that back I sound like a right knob pretending to know what I'm doing. I don't. What I have tried to do is simply share snippets on facebook of what we get up to. Not all the time and not everything because I wouldn't want to flood people's news feed. Just things that I think are interesting. Last week for example we painted the logo on the bar, I uploaded a picture of Mrs W painting it. I thought it was a cool picture and it looked like she was painting it by hand. In actual fact she was trying to correct the cock up I made by painting it in the first place and I had a stencil to use..painting and infact DIY are not my in my skill set. Like the time I somehow managed to get my size 11 foot in a pot of gloss and then proceed to walk down the stairs. I couldn't understand at first why I was getting screamed at..that was years ago and I'm used to it now.
We also had a play with some Ghost Chilli's, as we have been invited to a chilli festival and I was told people like the product extremely hot. I am dreading having to taste test this one, thankfully a couple of people through facebook are willing participants in tasting for me. As is my friend and gym coach, should be payback for some tough workouts.
I can't forget that on Saturday I did my first show/market of the year. A one day market stall on Solihull high Street, when I booked it I thought it was a good idea, at 4.30 am Saturday morning when I was trying to defrost the van at minus 2 I was regretting it. When I got there and set up and bloody freezing my arse off I was still regretting it. However I had a few customers come and see me who had seen me before Christmas and that was a great feeling. Didn't defrost my feet but certainly cheered me up. I also set myself a target which I would be happy with and I exceeded that so all was very pleased with the first event. Hopefully that's started this year off and we can maintain this momentum.
Have a good week, in puppyville, all is good, Ralf and Flo are like partners in crime, raiding bin bags, digging holes and generally play fighting all of the time.