When I decided I was going to open the shop I viewed the premises and signed the lease within a matter of weeks. It all went very smoothly and I was given the keys on the 1st of May 2018. I knew I wanted to open on the 26th... but I had to work out my notice until the 11th so that didn't leave much time! People were skeptical of my 2 week turnaround plan, they weren't convinced I'd pull it off!
But, on Saturday May 26th I opened the doors to my new venture with so much joy in my heart that I had finally arrived at my realised dream of being a Shopkeeper!
Here are just some pictures I took of the refurbishment, which I did mainly on my own with help from family & friends. It was very hard work! I restored the original floor. The shop has always been a chemist and the beautiful black & white floor had been covered for many years. And there was a lot of painting to be done. Two weeks hard graft really paid off and I am really pleased with the transformed space.