Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Decisions, decisions!


So today has been a good day -

Firstly, it is our Wedding Anniversary - 14 years of wedded bliss!

Secondly, my sister offered to take the children off our hands for the day.

Thirdly, we had 2 appointments booked, to view premises .



Our first appointment was at Kilver Court in Shepton Mallet, to view 2 potential offices. The buildings and setting were lovely and everyone seemed very friendly.


The two rooms on offer were up a flight of stairs and were joined, so could be used together - which is what I would have to do, to get the space I need! They were light, had windows and a separate access so I could use the space every day until about 7.00pm.


But... I couldn't imagine myself there day in, day out. You know that 'feeling' they talk about - well I didn't have it.


Despite the beautiful gardens I could enjoy in my lunch break!



So, appointment number two had all my hopes pinned on it - The Anglo Trading Estate - a building I pass every day on my way to the post office.




This is the impressive frontage!

But I was to meet the agent around the back! The space we came to view was in the second row of windows so again a flight of stairs! (worth considering when I think of all the boxes I will be taking delivery of and dispatching!)


At 575 sq feet, the space was much bigger than we asked for, but from the very first moment it felt 'right'! It is an L shape in layout but gives me the potential to have a storage area and then a separate 'pick and pack' area. There is a window for natural light and a carpet - which is apparently rare! This room was used by a former, very well known company, as their offices - I may reveal more another time - but would love to achieve the success they have had, as they are moving on to bigger premises!

The security is fantastic, it is a gated space with coded doorways and lockable units. I can come and go as I please, any hour of the day and night. It is close enough to walk to or has ample parking and space for deliveries etc. And, it's affordable! We only have to take out a years lease and there is plenty of scope to 'get bigger' if the opportunity ever presents itself.

So I am going on holiday, armed with a sketch book, Ikea catalogue and will sit on a beach making lists and drawing out no doubt, numerous ways of organising the space! We can take it on as soon as we get back, which is perfect for the amount of school holidays we will have left!

So a very eventful day and certainly is the next step in the dots and spots adventure!

13 comments:

Charlotte said...

Becky this is brilliant, it looks fantastic! I'm not surprised you are so excited :) hope you have a lovely holiday x

Moobaacluck said...

You are blessed :) Great news - it looks perfect. Have a wonderful holiday now x Gabs

Catch a Dragonfly said...

Oh how wonderful!!!!
It looks like its going to be just the place for you...
Go away, try to relax a little and look forward to lots of fun when you return...
Good Luck xxx

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Fantastic Becky. Someone else mentioned the Anglo Trading Estate the other day. I'm sure it'll be a brilliant spot for you. You won't know yourselves when all those boxes are cleared from your home.

Look forward to hearing/seeing more.

Sue x

kateepie said...

Excellent news, looks fab! Wishing you luck with your new space :-) Katie x

Donna said...

Brilliant, brilliant news Becky. Soooo excited for you x

winnibriggs said...

What super news Becky, and how exciting planning your new space will be. Good Luck and enjoy your holiday.

jms said...

so pleased for you. yesterday was a good day for me too, must have been something in the air. enjoy your hols,
joy xx

HeartfeltHandmade said...

How exciting! What a fabulous space, good luck with your new fab premises and have fun choosing Billy bookcases which, in my world, is equally as exciting!! :o)

hello gorgeous said...

OMG! how excitin' to find something on your first "look" - it looks fantastic and sounds as tho' it suits you exactly!

How fab will your holiday be now! Not only do you get to relax and enjoy a bit of "me" time but you also get to plan your expansion! ha!

Looking forward to sharing the adventure with you gorgeous! ;o)

hugs

hello grogeous xxx

All things nice... said...

Oh how exciting! Enjoy your holidays :)

All things nice...

Just Original said...

Happy anniversary!

Really pleased your plans are working out for you!

Vanessa x

Have a good week away

Original Art By Clare said...

Wow that looks fantastic, what a fabulous old building. I'm so pleased you have found somewhere suitable. Enjoy your planning on holiday! x