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November 2 2011 4 02 /11 /November /2011 22:26

Donna  Yes. Christmas stocking! not the sort you hang out for kids at the bottom of the bed but ordering stock for the stall for Christmas shoppers.


And I have help from Donna who is joining the team as a volunteer every Wednesday - when she can get there. I must say it is good to have company although 2 wheelchairs in the confined space of the stall is tricky.


The stuff she thinks I should order for the stall is different from mine - for example she says I ought to have big playing cards and card holders so we are getting some.


Some items are just ridiculously expensive - who would pay more than £10 for a back scratcher? I looked it up for a lady who came to ask - she said she wouldn't pay more than £5. So often we take it for granted that we can go online and do research for the cheapest deal - what I like about being at the market is doing research for those in the digital divide who do /can not have access to the internet. It satisfies the wannabe librarian in me - that I can go to different suppliers! the ones that can give me the best price so that I can do the same for customers. That really makes my day.


I do wonder if I have it in me to be the real entrepreneur. A customer came today to look for a urinal bottle. My order has not arrived yet but he said he really needed one so I told him where to get one at Boots in town. If people have needs they need to go - we re here to help :-) just hope he remembers and comes back to buy other stuff!

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