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A busy morning, a lovely spring-like day with lots of sunshine and the temperature so much milder. I stopped off at the garden store in the afternoon to buy some trellis and did spy lots of those pretty primroses everywhere. Then a quick dash to the vintage shop to buy a couple of gifts for friends, the shop was full..... the lady owner said she was pleased that although there was a credit crunch, her business was still booming.

Have just awoke from falling asleep on the sofa, so just off to make a cuppa, see you later.

If you can't sleep and there are others on line then have a natter here.

Night Night, & Sweet Dreams.
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Posted at 11th Mar 2009 - 12:42AM   Posted by Camilla   I CAN'T SLEEP CHAT POST Comments: 17

Frances's Avatar Camilla, I promise not to keep you too long on the perch. If you have fallen asleep, it is because that is a good idea!

Delighted that your vintage shop is thriving!

I was up very early on this day off, to attend a meeting of the various shop managers in our New York area. It is always fun to get together and trade info, questions, problems, and sometimes solutions. Lots of laughing, too.

Then back home for a bit of apartment straightening up and personal accounting straightening up, too.

Then, downtown for a much needed hair cut. So once again I do look a bit like the photo on my blog. Tomorrow is to be a rainy day in New York, and I am glad that I won't have to be at all concerned about my hairdo being tossed and blown about in the humidity. The cut will hold its ground!

Then back home for a bit of grocery shopping and some relaxing. Tonight is the full moon, so I will blame any odd behavior on that lunar influence.

And...we have a Friday the 13th arriving soon. Get all your black cats, mirrors, ladders, etc. lined up.

Hoping that you will be able to spend time in your garden tomorrow.


Posted by: Frances on 11th Mar 2009 at 12:52AM

Camilla's Avatar Hello Boudicca23, (love your name) and hello too to Tiggy.

Tiggy - thank you, I have replied to your message to me on last night's owl post.


Posted by: Camilla on 11th Mar 2009 at 12:52AM

Camilla's Avatar Hello Frances,

Thank you. Oh you do make me laugh...... re full moon and black cats etc., I am sure the haircut looks fab Frances if it looks anything like your lovely pic on your blog. Mine...... resembles nothing in particular at the moment, I need to get to Miss Jenny. Which reminds me of the comedy sketch in Lee Evans........ he waiting for his wife Heather downstairs as going to a party. Lee says.... how long are you going to be up there, you've been ages.!!!! Heather says..... oh it's no good, it won't go, Lee says what won't go? Heather says.... MY HAIR.!!

No gardening sadly tomorrow, as off to work, but I hope to catch up with all at the weekend.


Posted by: Camilla on 11th Mar 2009 at 01:01AM

Frances's Avatar Ah, well the weekend will be full of flowers. Hoping that the weather will cooperate.

Another little bit on my agenda tomorrow will be a visit to the shop, at my invitation, of two police officers from the community affairs department of the local precinct.

There have been a number of robberies recently in the vicinity of the shop, including our nearest bank branch last Saturday at 2 pm, so...I want to pick the brains of the officers. Try to find out more about what is going on in the neighborhood ... more problems, and also what the police might have already put in place to increase their presence.

The glamorous world of retail has this face, too.


Posted by: Frances on 11th Mar 2009 at 01:11AM

Camilla's Avatar Oh my goodness Frances, quite worrying. I do hear of criminal things going on in the world, but to have it on your doorstep so to speak.......I hope the two officers will come up with some reassurance to put one's mind at rest more. Did you get that alarm bell secretly hidden beneath the counters Frances?


Posted by: Camilla on 11th Mar 2009 at 01:30AM

Camilla's Avatar Frances - I have just found a great pic to post for birthday card, sadly it won't download, just off to find another one, back later.


Posted by: Camilla on 11th Mar 2009 at 01:32AM

Frances's Avatar Camilla, yes we do have that alarm button functioning. The entire question of crime is complex. I am primarily focused on keeping my staff and customers safe.

The other side is trying to prevent theft, but that comes second place.

My eyes are beginning to close, and I will now be logging off.

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow evening ... perhaps with more info from the police, perhaps not. I will use my discretion!

Sweet dreams to you. xo

Posted by: Frances on 11th Mar 2009 at 01:41AM

Puffin's Avatar Hi Purple Coo,I thought I was logged in----
Sorry to be so late.
I had a bit of unfinished business that I had put off to finish.
I don't know what I would do without all your great members.

Posted by: Puffin on 11th Mar 2009 at 01:58AM

Puffin's Avatar I guess Camilla must have gone off again--
Wake upppp.I love tonights painting.
Think I'll peek at our inner room and sto back before I leave.
If you do come back--I am wishing you sweet dreams,my friend.

Posted by: Puffin on 11th Mar 2009 at 02:02AM

Puffin's Avatar Poor Frances,
When you have a store it is aways a worry that some one will try to rob it.
I enjoy vintage shops-So many treasures to be found.
Higher end consignment shops are fun too and the little ones that you just have fun in.

Posted by: Puffin on 11th Mar 2009 at 02:06AM

Puffin's Avatar No Camilla-- I have figured out how to get back to my
saved messages,but for the p.m.'s I just go to forums
and pick a thread with your name on it and p.m. you.
If there is a short cut I haven't found it.
I guess the list of 'Full Member's.Have to get there too.
See you tomarrow night here on the owl perch.

Posted by: Puffin on 11th Mar 2009 at 02:29AM

Camilla's Avatar Hello Puffin,

So sorry, I have been here quite a while, but have been having difficulty posting a birthday card, chose three, none would download, phew.....managed it in the end.

Sorry to have missed you Frances, night night, sweet dreams, see you tomorrow.


Posted by: Camilla on 11th Mar 2009 at 02:34AM

Puffin's Avatar OH Yes,I could go to member list---
just thought about that too.You aren't far down on it either.
have to go--More sweet dreams-check back in the morning.

Posted by: Puffin on 11th Mar 2009 at 02:36AM

Camilla's Avatar Puffin, glad all is well with you on the PM's, yes, I just go to the Forums, click on messages, and you can check them there who has sent you one. No other short cut though.

Yes, once you are a full member then you can access your Pm's.

I have not chosen a video yet, any requests Puffin.?


Posted by: Camilla on 11th Mar 2009 at 02:38AM

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Posted by: Camilla on 11th Mar 2009 at 02:54AM

Camilla's Avatar I am off to bed now Puffin, night night and sweet dreams to all owls. See you tomorrow.

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Posted by: Camilla on 11th Mar 2009 at 02:59AM

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