31 December 2007

New Year ... New Beginnings ...

Firstly, I should like to thank everyone for their comments during 2007. It has been such fun living life with blogland ever present in the background. This oversized family which we have become has been such a joy, with plenty of laughter along the way. There have been a few stressful times too, when you have lent your support with such wonderful comments. Your support of the Vintage to Victorian website has also been much appreciated. I haven't really kept up with it as I intended, but life being what it is in the fast lane (aka the sleepy town of Somerton), time has frequently run out to fit everything in ... or if not time, then my camera battery has similarly run out of steam!

But now 2007 is drawing to a close. Changes are afoot and 2008 is to be a year of "new beginnings".

As you may recall, I mentioned recently that I had made a huge decision. You will also have seen some shots of Dairy House Antiques which I posted earlier this month. Dairy House is an antiques centre/shop currently home to 10 dealers (soon to be more). From April 2008 it will be under new ownership. This may sound a long way off but, believe me, it will arrive quicker than we think.

Have you guessed yet?
Yes ... it's me!!!

As of 6 April the new proprietor of Dairy House Antiques, Semley, near Shaftesbury will be Mrs S M Meager ... and she very much hopes you will all be with her every step of the way. She will be very much in need of tea, sympathy, pats on the back, a stiff G&T at regular intervals, chocolate (equally frequently), knock-out drops, encouragement and, above all, someone to say "you're doing the right thing". Do you fancy coming along for the ride? She does hope so! (And I promise I will write no more than one post per week which begins with the expletive "Aaaaaaaaargh!!!") Wish me luck!

And to you
Dear Readers
I wish ...
the best of good fortune ...
the happiest of years ...
the energy to continue to write your wonderful posts ...
and health and prosperity throughout the coming year!
Happy New Year
to One and All
Sue x


Lucy Bloom said...

Wow Sue, that's so exciting, a big but wonderful step. I wish you every success with this venture and look forward to following along in your blog, and of course a visit there will be mandatory in 2008.
Best New Year Wishes to you,
Lucy x

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Sue,
You are of course 'doing the right thing'!!
I know that you will make Dairy House a great success - you are such a hard worker and deserve the rewards it is sure to bring...

So cheers (with a G&T!) a HUGE hug and best wishes from me to your future success.
I hope to become a regular visitor to the centre, as one of my New Year Resolutions is to do more for 'me'!!

Happy New Year to You and Pauly,
Love Niki xx

Twinkle Pink said...

Wa HAY!!! I wish you great success too and lots of chocolate:))))

Best wishes Ginny

OhSoVintage said...

Oh my Goodness, WOW!!! Wishing you much success with this new venture and what a great way to start a new year.

Rose Vintage said...

Happy New Year Sue!

What a way to start 2008 and why am I not surprised!! Seriously though, I wish you every success and hope to be down to visit in 2008x


Ex-Shammickite said...

Congratulations on your purchase, Sue, and on making the right decision! So now you're entering the world of big business. You're becoming an entrepreneur, an efficient businesswoman, by taking on this new exciting venture. I wish you many successes and I will definitely drop in to visit if I'm in the area! WOOHOO! This is so exciting!

Gill said...

Hi Sue
As this was in your cards this was THE decision to make.
Good Luck for Dairy House and make it your own.
I am very proud of you and you have come a long way, not taking any setbacks and moving forward in a focused way.
To everyone else - I can now have my bed back for my stop overs!!!!
Love Gillie xxxxx

Clare said...

Hi Sue

The very best of luck in your new venture - although I'm pretty sure your hard work and positive approach will ensure it's a success!

I look forward to visiting the centre once it's under new management!!

Happy New Year to you and Pauley!

Clare x

Chris said...

Dear Sue, I do wish you every luck :-) I really will try to pop over some time and see you (and buy something of course)and I will try to remember the chocolate :-). How exciting for you! All the very very best! Happy new year to you :-)

Barbara said...

Hi there - Lovely to a have new visitor. Funny that my Milly looks so much like your dear girl.
Many years ago we had a collie cross who was very unusual in colouring and she lived a good old age. When we moved up here nearly 10 years ago we found there was a dog living in the town who was her double! Strange when she had been so singular!

Sounds like you have a great new venture to look forward to in the Spring. Good luck with that and a happy new year.

acorn and will said...

What exciting news! I hope 2008 goes well for you, and I shall try to make a visit to Semley, looks beautiful! Good luck, Jennifer

anne bebbington said...

And to you too Sue - Happy and Prosperous 2008

Donna said...

Happy New Year Sue. That is THE most exciting news ever. I wish you all the luck in the world :-)

Alchamillamolly said...

Woweeeee - good for you - I am sure you will make a success of it. 2008 is going to be a very busy and exciting year. Sincere congratulations

Anonymous said...

Hiya Sue, if Niki is bringing the G&T's, I will bring the chocolate! I think it is the perfect job for you (and hubby too)and we, of course, will be backing you up all the way! How exciting!

Isobel said...

Hi Sue,

Thank you very much for your visit. I wish you lots and lots of success in 2008. I will be looking forward to coming back and read about your ventures.
Take care.

Nonnie said...

Well I know I've already told you I think this is a very exciting project but I'll say it again! I know it's going to be a huge success and I am definitely going to have a day trip down there in the summer for a good look around. Really looking forward to hearing how it all progresses. A very very happy and successful 2008 to you and thank you so much for your friendship and support during the hard times of 2007. x

Rosie said...

How exciting. I hope to visit Somerset this year in my search for somewhere to move to and will of course call in at the Dairy House will of course bring a supply of chocolate. Congratulations and lot of luck.

Anonymous said...

Chocolate? I think yu deserve champagne to celebrate such a wonderful and exciting start to 2008! Wishing you the very best of luck with this new venture and of course a happy New Year to you and your family.

lettuce said...

how exciting! Wow! I hope i'll be able to visit one day.

thanks for all your lovely comments - and i wish all those wishes for you too in 2008.

Curlew Country said...

What an exciting move Sue, wonderful news. I wish all the very best for your new venture. Really looking forward to keeping up with developments. Thanks for the lovely comments on my blog, really kind of you and I appreciate them very much.
Take care and go for it!

Cowboys & Custard said...

Happy New Year to you too Sue..
What a fabulous start to your year too!
I sincerely hope to come and visit you in your emporium and meet you at last when I can persuade my chauffeur to drive me out that way..
I hope your new venture will be a huge success.
Love and best wishes
P.s I would love to see your snowy photos of Bath!

Cherry Menlove said...

Ooooooohhhhhh, how could I have missed this!!! I am so proud of you, you rock. Well done my darling Sue, when LBH and I are next in your part of the woods we shall be certain to stop by. Happy New Year to you!

Lots of Love

Rhondi said...

Hi Sue
I have enjoyed reading your blog and I, like you have enjoyed being part of this blogland family. I just began blogging in Nov. Congratulations on becoming the owner of Dairy House. That should be a fun challenge! Pop over to se me when you can. I usually have the kettle on waiting for visitors.

Mrs Smallprint said...

Hi Sue

Just browsing blog land and who did I find. Best wishes for your new venture. Click on the link to Mrs Smallprint I'm sure you'll recognise me.

See you in Somerton some time.

the homely year said...

Hi, congratulations on your new undertaking...it sounds really exciting. And we wish you a happy and succesful 2008.
Margaret and Noreen at THY