last month, in a frivilous moment, I decided to visit our Bookselling friends Adam and Matthew at Crockatt & Powell. Whilst I was there, admiring their lovely shop and trying to hide my jealousy of their bookshop, Adam mentioned that they'd put an offer in for a shop opposite where the Pan Bookshop was/is. It was top secret information, but they were quietly confident. I remember saying to them jokingly, "the way things are going, you'll probably be open before we are". Oh how we chortled.
As I read their blog, and their seemingly smooth journey along the road to opening their second shop, i'm beginning to wish I hadn't said it now.
ah well, as they say, patience is a card game.