Hi people , newbies and old friends ,it’s sometime since I last posted so I thought I should put a metaphorical pen to paper . It is now nearly two years since my wife Veronica died , and I won’t pretend that that they have been the easiest years of my life . For those who don’t know I occasionally write stuff about the seasons in the Devon country side where I live . I hope that my pieces sometimes bought a little light into the dark times we were and indeed are living with . Sometimes it is so easy to become overwhelmed by all the problems and difficulties associated with PSP that we forget there is still a world out there and we can still take pleasure in it .
Anyway I have now started on a new venture which I thought some of you might like to hear about . For the last forty odd years I have been an antique dealer but PSP curtailed my activities somewhat as I nursed my wife at home . But now , in my dotage , I have opened a small antique shop in my home village of Silverton . It has increased the number of shops in the village by 100% . I say ‘opened’ but that is not strictly true as I have called it ‘ Open No Hours ‘ because I only open when I feel like it which actually isn’t very often . My marketing strategy is to make it so unavailable that it creates a huge demand . The unavailability is working a treat , the demand is a little slow in materialising . But I shall persevere , but not too much . It is giving me a lot of fun and keeps me off the streets. Although on a sunny afternoon I put a couple of chairs outside and almost always I have company and a put the world to rights session.
I have met more people in the village in the last two months that I have been open than in the last twenty five years that I have lived here . Interestingly enough there seems to be a steady stream of middle / elderly divorcees and widows who seem intent on examining every item in the shop but without purchasing . Don’t know what that’s all about but it does save having to find new stock .
I will attempt to post a photo and if any of you happen to be passing through Silverton on your way to nowhere in particular , do drop in and say hallo although it’s most unlikely I will be open !