Sunday, January 31, 2010

January in a nutshell

We've been busy again. And I so want to write more regularly on here, but I hope you'll excuse me.
We're having our flat done up nice and proper like, cos we live in a one bedroom flat at the moment, and with Katie due to be producing the newest member of the Key family in the next few weeks, it really is time we think about moving somewhere with more than one bedroom.
Obviously being skint and having (in the eyes of a mortgage lender) a new business, we'll have to try and make as much of the place we have. It is a really great flat and as our regular reader knows, I love love love Wood Green, and especially Noel Park. It's all coming along very nicely and hopefully it'll be finished in the next week or so.
The shop has been feeling a bit January this last month. After the wonders of Christmas it's always a bit hard to get back to reality. Snow hasn't helped, especially as we're on a side road and we have no heating in the shop.
However, some rather super school orders have been a real bonus and we've been able to eat more than gruel in these testing times.

January has been a 'sortng out stuff' month as well. We're curently unable to send out bulk emails, which is a real pain in the botty. We haven't quite worked out why, but it makes sending out our newsletter impossible, so sorry if you've been waiting for one. We think we'll have sorted it out by the end of the week, so look out for your latest edition of Big Green News very soon.

We've also got a Sale on. Yes, a sale. Thats all i'm saying about this sordid business, but if you want to come and rifle through a few boxes of choice books at knockdown prices, please feel free.

The leak in the shop has still not been completely fixed, but the landlord has cleared all the crap out of the guttering which seems to have helped a lot. We don't think it's a big problem (unless it rains), and the landlord has taken steps to sort it out, but it would be nice to confidently say that it won't happen again.

We've been organising some big events for later on this year. It seems that people are less inclined to come out in the evenings if it's dark (and cold), so we're only putting on a few events over the next 6-8 weeks. But after that, we'll be back to our usual insane events programme. We have some fabulous authors lined up so please keep checking back.

My camera is also playing up, so i'm struggling to make this blog attractive with pictures of Tim standing on his head or me in pigtails. In the meantime, here are some other images from the last few weeks which I have been able to download.

This was at the peak of Tim's beardy weirdness. This has since been shaved off. Who knows where he'll be growing his hair this year...

I've no idea who this is, but I found this picture on my camera on the day after our Christmas party.

Katie and Freya. The people that make me really happy.

Another blog will be forthcoming very very soon....

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Did You Miss Me?

Well, I had a month off from the blog.
I hope somebody noticed....

I shall be doing a full recap of the last month's joys and the like very soon, but here are some keywords to describe my last 31 days.
  • Katie
  • Freya
  • bump getting larger
  • cold
  • books
  • tired
  • idea
  • stupid idea
  • better idea
  • hair
  • sales
  • xmas
  • sleep
  • drink
  • eat
  • sleep more
  • read
  • santa
  • duck
  • turkey
  • cheese (of course)
  • work
  • new year
  • leak
  • building work on flat
  • snow
  • cold
  • quiet
  • lonely
  • madness
  • train
  • joy
  • real snow
  • streetcar
  • home
  • school orders
  • more school orders
  • work
  • building work on flat
  • read
  • tired

I suspect I will explode back into action on Saturday and I hope you'll forgive my lack of stuff. Keep coming back, it'll be worth it, I promise.

Oh, and come and buy some books too.