So, the situation is this…with so much gratitude and thanks, we are closing our tea room doors to focus on the events we cater for and style, and, above all else, our family life.This weekend, will be our last in the tea room in Totley. All of the other parts of our business will continue to grow and thrive as we move forwards with happy hearts. I’ve talked before about our opening of the tea room being ‘accidental’ rather than a lifelong dream. That said, we have loved creating a special space and developing a community within it.
We have had a ball. However, we are knackered. Running what is essentially two separate businesses - the tea room and the external events side of things - whilst one of us works full time as a shift-working healthcare professional and we attempt to have a full and balanced happy family life with our two boys is, it turns out, IMPOSSIBLE for us to achieve without completely losing our slow living ideals and potentially our MINDS!!
We have been thinking about how best to proceed since we took an extended break over Christmas. We have, in the last few days, finally decided that we can no longer attempt to balance so many different responsibilities. When forced to choose, it seems our hearts are with the external events side of our business where we have the privilege of being a part of the most wonderful life-affirming and heart-warming celebrations.
And so, as quickly as we jumped in to our fabulous tea room adventure, we are, just as quickly, jumping out of it again. We have learnt so much about ourselves during this experience. There have been incredible highs and depressing lows. We have had amazing support from so many people and ultimately, we are coming out of this time feeling positive and lucky to have experienced all that we have. We have learnt loads which we shall take forwards with us on new adventures.To celebrate all that we have enjoyed and achieved over the past eighteen months we are going out with a bang with ALL the PIZZA and ALL the GIN this weekend. Join us from 11am until 9pm on Friday and Saturday.
Chin-Chin and heartfelt thanks._________________________________________________________
Moving forwards…..For anyone booked in with us for external events, you now have our FULL FOCUS - hurrah! We kick-off with our first (and biggest) wedding of the year on Saturday 6th May.
We shall also be POPPING-UP at local events and creating our own events…our first being at my very favourite landmark in Sheffield, the fabulous historic Abbeydale Pictcure House at the Antique Market there on Sunday 30th March. See you there JIn the meantime we shall be reducing the price of our wholesale stock and selling off our fixtures and fittings.
If you are interested in renting the shop - to take over as a going concern with fixtures and fittings as is,or as a completely new venture - then please contact Julie on 07920 422337.And finally, if you have unused gift vouchers then please do contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we shall reimburse you.