Saying Goodbye

 

I am generally not a fan of goodbyes. I almost don’t believe in them. They always feel so final and yet they rarely ever are. However this week I am saying goodbye to the residence of all the Toys Naturally toys. I am rather excited.

 

All the Toys - since the beginning, have been kept in an office building on Norwood road DSCF0625behind the local co operative. I took the space over on the 1st June 2011 with the first massive boxes of stock arriving later in June.  It has been a safe, dry, smoke free room with limited natural sunlight which has kept the packaging bright. Our ‘neighbour' was a friendly counsellor called Julie. I have visited the room in the early hours of the morning, when it was cold and dark in the lead up to Christmas 2011 to load up for Christmas markets. I found this a very challenging time and with hind site trapsing up and down ALL THOSE FLIGHTS of stairs with heavy boxes was probably harder than it should have felt because I was actually a few weeks pregnant although I didn’t know it yet.  The storage space has been a quiet constant. At times I would stand at gaze in trepidation at what was there and at times with complete excitement, especially when unpacking new stock and seeing new toys for the first time.

 

I really really really am happy to say good bye to the stairs…yes they kept me fit, but

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The double entry secure codes on the entrance doors and the mortis lock on the office door meant I never had to worry about security, I was pretty confident things were safe, and on the mornings I spent packing up goodies and folding tissue into boxes the complex was quiet, my toys were in a calm place, and well rested before they began their life for what they were intended and fulfilled their purpose.

 

 

And so after 1 year and a few weeks, we will be moving to a new home and new begininngs, I will be updating the address book and information page next week.

 

 

Next week I will blog about where the new toy home is. I can hardly contain myself. It is beautiful and perfect and ….watch this space.