This past week and weekend has been full on, what with life with three kids, Sarah being sick, doctors appointments and preparations for our first market since Fraser’s arrival. My poor girl has spent most of the week, battling seriously high temperatures with no known cause for the best part of last week. It’s a mystery to us and to the doctor as to what has been wrong with her. Come Friday she was in better spirits and Saturday morning she seemed to be much more her normal self. So we chanced it and decided that Cohen would have special time with grandparents rather than both of them and we’d also take Sarah to the market with us too.
He did all the heavy set up for the stall and I did all the display work, all whilst Fraser snoozed away in the carrier. Fraser spent the whole day feeding, snoozing or having snuggles with daddy and others who dropped by. Sarah was kept happy and entertained by the market organisers 14 year old daughter, which was totally unexpected to us but ended up being a delightful bonus for everyone.
It was a lovely day as it always is to be among like minded people and to meet people face to face. The reaction to my little niche business in this vintage world of selling continues to be a wonderful one. It’s wonderful to hear people say “I used to have one of those as a kid, it brings back memories”. That is one of the single biggest things I want to continue to grow my business on and giving people those feelings when they see my goodies.
We will continue to trial all different dynamics and avenues with the business. Just like everything else in life, we need to find the mix and balance that’s right for us with online sales, physical in store sales and displays and market sales. It’s a juggle to work out where and what are the best options for optimum results, but that’s the nature of business. But along the way the biggest thing is I have to consider my family and keep the balance fair to us all, but still allow me time to grow my dream.