In less than a week I collect the keys to a new business. Something totally unrelated to crafting but I don't think there is any more I can or want to do within the crafting world.
This chapter is completely new and totally out of my comfort zone.
One of the first things I had to do was sit a test for a city and guilds personal licence. That makes me the responsible one in the building when it comes to over seeing the sale of alcohol. Yikes!
Let's break it down a bit.
Firstly I went looking for a house to rent, but the monthly rent did not give me a great return, still far more than anything the bank could offer but, for me it still was looking good.
So I got distracted by a small hotel, room rental added up to more than a house, the price was about the same and here is the bonus, it had a public bar which was running well.
So I am soon to be a land lady and a publican!
In a small costal village near to where i stay, 5 minuets away. There were actually two village hotels for sale, the old fashioned pub with rooms that every village has. Totally out dated and dying s slow death.
I choose the smaller of the two, and then looked at all my options.
I was looking at the rental rooms, six plus another three within the owners accommodation.
The public bar worked well and had it's regulars.
The lounge bar, dinning room and kitchen were un used.
Then the brain starts working....
What about the lounge, could it be updated and could you bring back clientele.
What food would you have to offer in order to get a great name.
So many questions and lots and lots of potential.
But as this story unfolds, we will take it step by step.
I get the keys tomorrow, I need local bar staff and the search is already on for a chef or good cook.
I'll get a right good look at everything and I am sure change my mind several times over. I am not under any pressure but don't want to miss out on Christmas trade.
It's going to be a learning curve but a challenge and fingers cross , it's one I will enjoy.
Catch up,next week and see if I am any nearer finding staff.
Enjoy your weekend