As many of you will be aware, a freak tropical storm raged for 9 hours overnight on the 11/12 August over the River Forth. The storm was very exciting, but morning revealed the truth behind the night of constant rain & thunder as we awoke to a flooded village. My shop is in the dip and as the mass of water, mud and grit made its way down the hills and through the village to the sea, my shop amongst others was left in a muddy mess. Turbo dryers took 725 litres out of my little shop over 5 weeks, and at the end of September, the shop was finally declared dry! I could put the shop back in order and get back to normality…or so I thought, and let any repairs wait until January!!.
But this is 2020, the year of the unknown and one that just keeps on giving, so when I was told that the shop would need to be dismantled from fireplace right through to the stockroom, all stock packed into boxes and shelving etc cleared for the laying of a whole new floor, there was the cherry on the icing of the 2020 cake!! Looking around my little shop, the enormity of what I had been told began to sink in. That freak storm that I thought would close me down for a couple of weeks tops has managed to close my shop down for the rest of the year!!
I don’t know how long it is going to take to rebuild the shop once the repairs have been finished but hopefully things will begin to get back to some form of normality sometime in January, when we can hopefully begin 2021 with a flourish and get ready to celebrate (if we can) as I make 25 years of the Green Witch!I shall overcome and I will be back… watch for updates on next newsletter
In the meantime, should you run out of anything urgent like tinctures, oils or remedies, I may be able to assist, so please e-mail me direct at [email protected]
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