Oct 252015

I know, I know, the Witterings have been few and far between over the summer and it’s been a whole 2 months since the last one.  Rest assured, there’s been quite a lot going on behind the scenes and developments are now fast and furious.

For a while, I have been looking for the best way to continue with my business, bearing in mind the wholesale slaughter of the retro scene with mass-produced, ethically-dubious rubbish and the resulting customer base who hold no truck with sustainability, paying a proper price for a well-crafted product or even individuality, just demanding more and more for less and less.   I’ve also been looking for new premises, which have more space for work and stock and for a way of carrying on when the musical part of my life threatens to take over, as it is increasingly doing.  No complaints about that part, but it does complicate things slightly when I’m away so much.

Then, a couple of weeks ago, I found this.

Stone barn workshop with blue painted double doors.

The Doorway to Heaven…?

I wasn’t expecting to find my absolute dream studio when I just did an idle Google search but closer inspection revealed almost* everything I ever wanted inside…

151021 Mezzanine

The legal stuff is ongoing but hopefully it shouldn’t be too long before I have some really, really exciting news to share with you.  Watch this space!

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*  Plenty of space, good lighting, sunshine, a mezzanine for my office, room for an enormous cutting table, rails, ready to wear stock, supplies, etc.  Only downside is that the “kitchen” is little more than a sink and a couple of cupboards.  We’ve found space for the Tassimo but have no idea where to put the fridge.  And we’re going to need a fridge.  I’m not having another workshop with warm tonic and no ice for the G&Ts.  But there are plug points everywhere so we’ll work it out.

What’s that?  Did I say, “we”?  Oh yes.  So I did…