Now that we are more sure about it as an eventuality, having signed a lease, I can tell you more about our earlier entry on positive words.
We were thinking of a name for our new shop! Say hello to Small And Able!
There’s a notebook somewhere with random words; there were nights where we fell asleep while tossing up adjectives. And right after one task was finished, there would be another lying in wait. We won’t bore you with the details here but it is a stressful and at times happy and satisfying journey. Right now, we just can’t wait for the preparatory work to be done so that we can start on the real job of manning the shop!
We’re also rebranding Jotter Jotter, our online shop, to become part of Small And Able. The current site has been taken down while we prepare for the physical shop, but do follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates.
Going into this, we know about overheads, business plans, and the fickle consumer. But life is short, and we are prone to experiments. Because we agreed that even if it were to crash and burn because of rent or the inability/ lack of desire to run a business of a large enough scale, we don’t want to be 60 years old looking back at our lives and wondering why we didn’t even try.
This is a chapter in our lives, and in between pretty things, renovation, negotiating a lease, casting about for the right furniture, and wondering how long we can last, we hope that those who hang around will find something of use. Our apologies if we aren’t the kind of folks to bring you down the correct path of saving money, buying a home and investing for your retirement. Life is short short short.