Give me strength!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is just a small section of the shop and it hadn’t been filled up properly when I took this photo!! I will take some more for you later……. *sigh*
I love the pink and orange colour scheme…..it is so bright and cheerful and very “Willy Wonka”. The counter is quite big and tall and, I have to say, I do feel a bit like an Oompa Loompa!!! lol lol I like to pop up from behind the counter with a big cheery “Good Morning” and scare the shit out of a customer 🙂 I am finding the temptation not too bad to cope with. There are certain things that I HAD to taste and now I have I am quite happy. For instance…….rum and raisin fudge, chocolate coated raspberries and anything white chocolate really! The smell is overwhelming when you first walk in and the speciality chocolate cabinet is divine!! I am kind of like a cat in pile of catnip when I stick my head in the chocolate cabinet! But…….I am proud of myself and I have shown great restraint. I have my water bottle that I swig from regularly and I have found that even after only one week the novelty of being surrounded by such glorious temptation is waning.
All the customers have been happy……so far. Being happy does not exclude them from being annoying and dumb however 🙂 But that is what I love about customer service….. the variety. We have long, thick straps of licorice for $4.00 and bags of fresh licorice for $3.70 and other assorted jar lines of licorice that you can purchase for whatever price per 100g. So what does one lady want today??? She only wants a small piece of the strap of licorice. I tell her the licorice in the bag is the same……….no, she only wants a small piece of the strap licorice. We only sell it by the FULL strap madam. But no……she really only wants a HALF piece of the strap. How the fark would you like half a head butt madam!!!!!!!!!!!????????????????? You know what I did??….I farking took the strap and cut off a piece of it and charged her like a wounded bull for it and she was happy!!!! I cut the rest up as FREE tasters for other people that I LIKED 🙂
Then you have the really, really smart people that bring a box of fudge up to the counter and ask what flavour it is. Well, don’t quote me Sir……..but I am guessing that because it has GINGER FUDGE written all over the farking box that it might just taste a bit like ginger!!!!!! What do you reckon???????? *sigh* So, the new job is going well and I am loving every minute of it really 🙂 It has been a bit full on getting it all up and running and settling into a routine, but I work with another lovely lady with a third starting in the new year…..so then it wont be as busy and I will have more blog time…
I had .2ml put into my band a week ago in amongst all the Harry dramas. Dr Dreamy was his usual gorgeous self and he always puts a smile on my dial. I thought .2ml would make bugger all difference actually……WRONG!!!! Wow…..it is fantastic. It has really pulled me up again and stopped the bigger portion sizes that were starting to sneak into my lifestyle again. I have to admit I have ‘PB’d a bit this week but that is because I didn’t chew properly or I rushed too much. I am gradually slowing myself down again and getting into the new groove. Would you believe I managed to lose a kilo in the first week I was let loose in a lolly shop!!!! Got to be happy with that 🙂
I have started a new page over on the right….my fresh start page. I need to get the rest of my weight off in the next 12mths come hell or high water and I wanted to document and keep tabs on myself a little more with regular weigh-ins. So I started a new page. All the gory details will be in there….
Thank you for all your kind remarks about Harry. My dogs really are like my children and I would be equally devastated if something happened to them. Ricky was vacumming before I came back from up the coast and found a pile of phlem with a wasp in the middle of it on the floor in the spare bedroom. Harry likes to sleep on the spare bed so we feel it is a safe bet to assume that it was this wasp that caused the damage to Harry. Wasps can keep stinging…..so it probably bit him on the way down and on the way back up again!! At least we know what caused the damage now.
I am still struggling to find my Christmas cheer!! I have just been so busy that I haven’t really stopped to take a breath and soak in the season this year!! Oh well…… I am pretty sure it will find me on the day 🙂 Have a wonderful, safe, happy and joyous Christmas my friends…………………………….. 🙂
Ahhhhhhh bugger it!!!!……………………………………………………………………………………………bring it on 🙂