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 .
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!
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!