Although it's all been relatively straightforward so far, and we've not hit any major obstacles, there has been a bit of a sticking point recently. The leaseholder of the shop-to-be is being very elusive. The offer was accepted 2 weeks ago, and the geezer needed to take a copy of his passport to the estate agent and sign a few bits and pieces. Thing is, he keeps putting it off, and we're getting a bit worried that it's dragging on a bit too long. We've given him until Friday to come up with the 'goods', or we'll be looking for another place. There are a couple of other options. They are bigger but not in the ideal location, but we'll wait and see.
In better news though, i'm doing a column in Retail Week this week. I e-mailed the editor a couple of days ago to see if he'd be interested in a feature, and blow me down, he was. There's a regular column called 'Under the Counter', and i've put together a piece for this.
Also, I had a lovely interview with Victoria Hunt from Publishing News this afternoon, and I think there's going to be a piece about us next week.
And Lynne Featherstone (our local MP) has labelled us 'my favourite bookish duo' in her blog. High praise indeed.