Do you dream of owning a shop?
When I lived in Paris I got totally inspired. The idea of wowing people with the display. Offering them personal help with their selection and finally wrapping their purchases in a beautiful white box and tying gorgeous ribbons round it.
La Droguerie in rue du Jour was my paradise on earth. A large habadashery shop, it offers buttons, ribbons, wools and beads, all beautifully presented. The down side is that there is always a long queue waiting to be served. It is not self service and you have to wait for an assistant to reach down all the things you want. Often I gave up waiting.
But in a shop small enough for customers to be able to help themselves to goods. That would be ok. So that's the dream - a mini habadashery shop.
Yesterday I was shown around a shop. It's £9,000 a year. Cheap for a shop but the position is not good - down an alleyway.
Wouldn't it be good if you could rent a shop for the run up to Christmas - October to end of December every year?? That seems to be when every shop does the bulk of their selling. January? February? A waste of time.