Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Andrew the glass man...

So this will be my last Christmas in my little shop. Fate and fools have worked against us and Christmas Eve will be our last trading day. It's been a real experience and I have met some real characters, some great business people, and even a few nutters along the way.

One day I may write the book and tell the tale of how this shop and the glass painting I did there kept me sane when my head was very much wanting to shred itself and how I learnt more about human nature in just a couple of years than the rest of my cosseted life put together. I shall miss my tiny corner; I've spent a lot of hours hiding away in it, had a great time along the way, and made some real friends.

There are now a dozen of us left on the ground floor, but we all prepared for Christmas and we are sure that it will be a good one. The trees are up, the piped carols will soon be playing, we will even be laying on some mince pies and mulled wine.

The New Year will be a new start, and I'm going to relaunch with a new energy. My customers remain great and I'm planning to continue not too far from where I am now. It's a better position, more central, and I'm excited by the change and challenge; I've even bought an apron embroidered with 'Andrew The Glass Man' to start my new venture. That's me, Andrew The Glass Man these days, and I'm perfectly happy to remain so.

14 comments:

  1. Sam Little
    Can't wait for our new venture xxx

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    1. Andrew Height
      Gonna be great...

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  2. Graham Ido Taxi Kinsey
    Andrew you are a definite one off
    Put me down for a copy of your book

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    1. Andrew Height
      You will feature in it in a good way Graham Ido Taxi Kinsey if I ever get it down.

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  3. Nicola Moore on FB
    Onwards and upwards my love... I enjoyed my short time with you all as a fellow trader and will cherish those memories forever...great friends made and lessons learnt. All the best of luck for 2015, I will be in soon for some glasses for my big day. Xxx

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    1. Andrew Height
      No problem Nicola

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  4. Lindsey Messenger on FB
    Good Luck in your new venture in he New Year......Hope your last Christmas in your tiny corner...which looks amazing.....is a good one

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    1. Andrew Height
      Thanks Lindsey. I will miss it.

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  5. Clare Pritchard
    It's looking fab Andrew x

    Joan McGee
    Got any penguins?

    Stephen Entwistle
    Do you paint glass?

    Cloe Fyne
    Looks lovely x

    Marisa Kismul
    Are you doing mail order again?

    Sarah Farmer
    Looks lovely as usual Mr A xx Last one standing?

    Andrew Height
    Joan I am making some Christmas wish jars, I may put penguins in some

    Andrew Height
    I am Marissa.

    Andrew Height
    There are a dozen of us in store Sarah. It's looking great.

    Sarah Farmer
    Good Andrew I am pleased

    Sharon Taylor
    looks very classy

    Lucy Whitehead
    Ooooo Christmas wish jars!

    Sharon Taylor
    I have just noticed the lizard, for a wall?

    Andrew Height
    Can be Sharon. It's made from iron and weathered. I had quite a few, but this is the last one.

    Sharon Taylor
    by the way what is the update on the ironwork you were buying in Wales?

    Kevin Burke
    Where is your shop Andy?

    Andrew Height
    It's up Sharon and planted. Just waiting for my pansies to bloom.

    Andrew Height
    Altrincham on The Downs Kev.

    Chris Raby
    Good luck

    Andrew Height
    Cheers Chris.

    Jayne Butterworth
    Looks fab Andrew Height as always from ur fave customers the buttys! X

    Vicky Sutcliffe
    You have been busy again!

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  6. Sue Mcnally on FB
    i will have to pop down here for some wedding goodies!

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    1. Andrew Height
      Let me know what you need Sue. I have some new ideas for wedding stuff.

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    2. Sue Mcnally
      I will pop in and let u know

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  7. Gloria Brown on FB
    Good luck, looks and sounds amazing, enjoyed reading your blog

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    1. Andrew Height
      Thanks Gloria, I enjoy writing it.

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