Life is oftentimes bittersweet. The realisation that we had to close our beloved Pie Shop, The Daily Pie was one of those bitter times. While we packed and cleaned we had a constant knot in our throats. One day, Sarah and I went up to the shop, intending to take pictures and write descriptions for the sale of equipment. (I had been up there previously, alone on a few occasions, just wanting to 'think'. I was adjusting myself to the prospect of no longer having the shop). As she approached the pie display fridge, (which we endeavoured to keep choc-full of ample pies, beautifully arranged) she took a step back and declared "...it feels like I'm selling my soul.."
This little heart-declaration caused us to postpone the photo session until... well.....we still haven't returned for that, but we will.
There is so much that goes on behind the scenes in the hospitality industry. I knew straight from the start, that we would never have been as successful if it wasn't for the help of a VERY DEAR FRIEND of ours, fondly known as "Cheffy". He helped us regularly, without return or promise of return. He is generous of heart, methodical, punctual, reliable - a perfectionist and a true gentleman. The unsung hero (to us, anyway).
And so, it is farewell to the old, as the promise of something new breeds unpredicted, yet sweet excitement!