Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Taking shape

Good morning!

I thought I'd show you how things are going at the unit.

So this is how it looked when I first viewed it....

It's a long slim shape, bit like myself really, quit laughin!

It measures 360 square feet, yes a bit like me, shut it!

Soo, I got my keys on Friday, and here's how it's looking now...

I've measured, re-measured, and double checked my re-measure to plan where everything is going.

I wasn't sure if there would be enough space to put the shelving units against that wall, so I did a role play experiment with our Steve..

We sat next to each other with a piece of wood ( pretending it was a table, as you do ) and I had to say "excuuuuuuuse me please, can I get past you" then Steve had to move his chair in a little bit so I could see if I could get past between his chair and the unit.....

Steve rolled his eyes at me a lot, but the experiment worked so the shelves are staying!


Up my end of the room, I have a little desk..

It doesn't look that big in the pic but it's over 100 inches long and about 70 inches deep, I wonder how long it will take me to cover the whole area!

Lots of work still to do but it's taking shape.


Come back tomorrow and I'll show you a card,ok?



  1. Oh Maria it is looking fabulous!!! Can't wait to see it on Sunday!!! ...Where's the kettle going?

  2. Maria, its looking great…Ive been known to do a bit of that role play myself when preparing to do training or interviews …its all in the Prep as Barb would no doubt confirm!!! Are you going to give your new place a business name or will it be Maria's Place??? You have obviously thought this out and been planning for a while - so well done - it must be sooo exciting and a bit frightening at the same time - but you will be fine - Steve and Amber must be proud of you too! You can show case Amber with her talents also - maybe in the future kids crafting classes as well - oh listen to me getting carried away!!!..Looking forward to more photos! Glad to see you have a music system plugged in - music while you work is a must! xx

  3. It's looking fab Maria. I'm sure it will be a big success. x

  4. Oh how fab this looks Maria, wishing you lots of good luck and I am sure it will be a success too.

    Linda xxx

  5. It's looking great Maria. Wishing you every success. X

  6. So excited for you Maria, it is really taking shape....we at all so proud of you and I know this year is going to be so good for you...( I feel it in my water !!!!!)
    Happy Dance Time ...oh only if there is you on Sunday. X

  7. Oh Missus its looking good ..soo excited for you can't wait to see it in the flesh xx

  8. Looking real good Maria but am so sad the distance from here won't let me enjoy it Good Luck in all you do I am sure those who do attend will love, learn and laugh without a doubt xx

  9. It's looking great Maria, I reckon that desk will be full by a out mid-day Sunday!!! It'll be great just having everything to hand when you do your classes there. Xxx I wish I could have got there on Sunday! I know it will be a great day for you with all hands on deck!

  10. It's looking fantastic already. So pleased for you, Maria and so proud too. Sometimes in life we just have to go for it and I'm sure that you will continue to go from strength to strength - I mean how can you fail when you've got the Preston gang to support you. LOL! X

  11. It's all looking great,Maria. Five minutes to fill that table. When do you open for business? I just wish I was a bit closer, it is the problem of what to do with the dogs. I have to choose carefully when to put them into kennels, cost and I feel guilty about it anyway. I am with you in spirit. Go, Maria!!!!