Having been involved with Calendar Club UK since September 2016, Barry and I were humbled and honoured to be invited to join their Retail Advisory Board.
It's proving to be an even more adventurous year than we'd anticipated, with planned and unplanned events occuring back-to-back at the moment ...
The end of our seven days a week working feels reachable. In less than three weeks we'll have completed our second Calendar Club season as self-employed operators, and be once again relishing time on board Areandare. The poor boat has been rather neglected since we began on 11th October! Unsurprisingly I haven't found much opportunity … Continue reading Nearing The End of The Second Half of Our Season
The transforming of an empty space and turning it into a functioning shop is an incredible thing to witness. It's full-on for two days, with a team of people helping the first day when the most effort is essential. It's a painful process, leading to an amazing adventure. We're wondering occasionally if we're completely crazy. … Continue reading Ready to open our Lichfield Calendar Club shop after a massive two days
Regular readers will be aware that for the last two years, Barry and I have had the privilege of working for Calendar Club UK. We're very much hoping to be doing the same thing this year, returning to Lichfield selling a wide range of calendars, diaries, annuals, and mugs. At the time of publishing, we're … Continue reading Seasonal Operators wanted urgently for Calendar Club UK
It may seem to some readers we spend most of our time enjoying ourselves. Together, with family, and with friends. True, life in the Teutenberg/Walsh boathold (no household here!) it's vastly different to the majority of people in our peer group. However, we are NOT retired. Barry has another two and half years to go; … Continue reading Continuing to discover ways to sustain our flexible floating lifestyle
It's a fairly unique way of being self-employed working for/with Calendar Club. In the UK alone during the 2017/18 'season', there were 279 outlets selling calendars, diaries, mugs, etc. under the CC banner. There's also Calendar Club set ups in America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Altogether over 1,000 seasonable shops! It's obviously a massive, … Continue reading A Calendar Club HQ opportunity grasped