Dear Friends and customers,
Many of you will already know that I was leaving the shop for new adventures and that has now happened with Jackie starting last week.
It has been a huge adventure, with Fred, over the last 13 years from our humble beginnings in the stable block to the shop you are all used to and enjoy today. I know the shop will continue to grow and flourish under Fred’s command and the wonderful team around him. I know I will still enjoy the shop going forward, albeit from the other side of the counter!
I have met so many wonderful customers and friends over the years that it makes it very sad to be writing this – but new ventures are on the horizon and the time is right to make the move now for both myself and family. I’m sure I will see a lot of you at the shop or in the village in the next few weeks but thank you all for your help and encouragement over the years.
My final note is to the staff. Lee. It has been a privilege to work alongside such a loyal and hard working person. He has shaped and made the new shop and butchery what it is today. Which is outstanding. He has taught me a lot. He is truly one ofthe good guys.
Vicky has been my calm and voice of reason on all shop (and home) affairs. She never fails to make me laugh and like Lee is part of the backbone of the shop. I will miss her staff sandwiches and advice.
Tom has been with us for since the start and there is nothing he doesn’t know about the shop. Especially from behind the cheese counter! Again, like Lee and Vicky, his loyalty and hard work have got the shop to where it is today. I’ll miss his coffee and banter.
Weekend guys Jazmin and Lulu – you both rock and customers love you. (see you at home after college Lulu)!
Sally. Sally is the unseen staff member of the shop. She has been our bookkeeper and confident for around 12 years. She has, and continues to manage all our finances and much, much more. I couldn’t have done it without her.
Thank you all.
So it’s goodbye from me and have a wonderful Christmas.