"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Friday, August 15, 2008

End of an era

Three months ago, Keith decided to throw in the towel and give up the shop. The lease was coming to an end and the new rent was going to be increased by 50% whilst business was decreasing, in common with the experience of most other small businesses, so he went mobile. The shop still needed clearing, however, which is gradually being done, but yesterday, it was all hands to the pump (in a manner of speaking), as we dismantled the fixtures and fittings ready for Keith and Giles to transport them to their new home in 'Sath London'.
So that's where Keith has been today - a long trip to London and back, and now, completely exhausted, he is tucked up in bed, snoring away to his heart's content.
A good day's work.


Flighty said...

It's the same with the bookshop where I work part-time sadly. The lease runs out at the end of September and the rent going up like-wise.
Thankfully I'm not dependent on that job so looking forward to doing a lot more allotmenteering! xx

gemmak said...

The end of an era indeed, quite sad but his future plans sound good and the wisest option in our current economic climate! :o)

gemmak said...

p.s I like your Edith quote! my fave quote has always been "The puruit of happiness is the greatest cause of unhappiness"...kinda similar in meaning :o)

Jennyta said...

What a shame, Flighty. I've often thought I would like to work in a bookshop.
Too true, Gemmak. Let's hope this decision is the right one.


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