There’s no turning back now. This week, we handed in our notices at work. With just four and a half months until we open, it’s all systems go!
Both Damon and I have had to give three months’ notice, so we’ll be leaving our jobs at the end of April. We’ll move down to Belvès a few days later.
Our teams were surprised – and moved – when we told them.
“The good thing about telling everyone is that we can now focus on getting ready to open our cheese-and-wine business in June”
I handed in my notice on Thursday morning to my boss. I’d brought her in on my plans a week earlier so we could work out what to say to my team about what will happen to them after I’ve gone.
I’d arranged a team meeting for the afternoon and told them it was about corporate planning for the new financial year. Once they were all settled, I revealed that the meeting was indeed about what would be happening in the coming year…
There were gasps of surprise. Two of the team even cried.
The good thing about telling everyone is that we can now focus on getting ready to open our cheese-and-wine business in June.
Our builder, meanwhile, is making good progress with his work. Every Friday evening, he emails us to tell us what he’s done that week and to share photos.
This may not mean much to you, but I can see it’s the start of an en-suite guest shower room.
It looks like we’ve also – finally – sorted the plumber and electrician this week. The roofer and the glazier have agreed to do their work in the coming month or so too.
But this week hasn’t all been good news. Yesterday, 60 million Britons were stripped of some very important rights – and many of them, like me, of their security and their identities too.
I won’t dwell on that. I have cried my last tear over Brexit.
Instead, I’ll focus on the positives. Making a reality of what has been a dream for us for a number of years is so close now.
Less than 21 weeks away in fact…
Hourglass photo © Jordan Benton, Pexels