The shoe store has been very busy this past week because of a summer sale. Then in January it really ramps up with 'back-to-school' ie. hundreds of school kids needing to be fitted for black school shoes! I'm not complaining though, I really enjoy the buzz in the shop when it's full of people!
I have put my art market on hold for the time being, a pity since I will miss the potential of a pre Christmas market. I have had problems with strong gusts of wind blowing over my paintings (not good for business!) Also, I no longer have a market buddy to help me set up since my son became a working man. Not sure where I will go from here, so I'm taking a month or so to think about things.
The christmas tree and twinkling lights are up, a few gifts have been bought and wrapped and I will be spending Christmas day with extended family in Sydney, something we haven't done for years!