Spanner In The Works

Doesn’t it sometimes seem like a giant, rusty, old spanner is waiting in the wings, ready to launch itself into your show, just for the hell of it?

Max was all set to jet off on a lovely Caribbean cruise to celebrate her 50th this Friday, but has had to make the decision to reschedule😭

We are all super gutted for her and anyone else that has had plans totally disrupted by all the uncertainty, surrounding the virus.

Business wise, its all pretty scary the sheer size of the domino effect this will have on us all – from us as small independent traders to the big boys, like Primark, ABF sources 40% of their products from China.

 Tankers held in Singapore   

The delays to factory production are inevitable they, I imagine, will have to source from Bangladesh,Cambodia, Vietnam, Turkey and eastern Europe but thats only if there is any demand!

At this rate we will only be needing onesies along with the toilet paper and hand sanitiser! 

What is it with the toilet paper??????

I mean I know its important but I would panic a lot more if we ran out of the real essentials like food!!!!! (chocolate and wine)

We have just had a worrying discussion on alternatives if you did happen to run out  newspaper, a leaf, jump in the shower and most alarming the curtains!!!!!

& I won’t tell you who suggested them as an option!!!!

Im making light of the situation because if I don’t, Im afraid I might just become hysterical!

Im normally very positive and can generally convince Matt he’s over reacting but for once Im struggling with this one.

The stress and uncertainty of how long this could drastically, disrupt normal life for everyone really is scary.

The best we can do is plan ahead for if we have to self isolate.

I have decided I will gut my loft so Im going to stock up on black sacks and storage boxes.

Someone else I was talking to said they was going to do the same and list everything on ebay – something that you never get time to do and might bring in some extra, much needed, cash.

Sort the garden, decorate, get ahead with cooking some frozen meals for when your back to work

You could spend the time getting extra fit so you’re ready for a late holiday when you are allowed to fly again.

Box set binge

What ever, its looking like thats what’s ahead of us and we will all need something to occupy our minds other than catastrophizing!

I know this really is frightening with mortgages to pay, the bills won’t just go away and life has to go on even if our jobs and work life are postponed.

All we can do is look out for one another and try not to panic.

Supporting family, friends, neighbours, local shops and businesses is all we can do.

Heres some happy vibes from the unit 

Donna’s lovely son Jordan has joined the British army.

He is off doing his training. I know Don is missing him like mad already but she is so proud of him and rightly so.

Phebs has come home from Vegas. 🤗 They had an amazing time.


 Home SAFE💛

This weeks Fav

This handkerchief skirt £6.99  £6.99 £6.99 size 8-18

link to buy

Elastic back so nice size .


Have a safe week girls


xxx  J a n e  H u m e  xxx











10 thoughts on “Spanner In The Works”

  1. Sadly i dont have curtaims, only plastic blinds ap not sure how that would work lol….. scary, i worlk in a bluewater, it was so quite this week. Its definitely worrying but hopefully after the viral issue calms down we can pick ourselves up and make the british economy strong again.
    Ive purchased the lovely diagonal hem skirt, it looks stunning, cant wait to collect it and wear it once the warmer weather arrives.
    Good luck with.your loft, i will be decluttering my whole house, it certainly needs it.
    Nic xx

    1. Nicola, you just made us all really laugh out loud 😂
      I don’t care about earning any money I just want to keep all my lovely staff, that work so hard, in their jobs. Lets hope we can get this under control without to many casualties and like you say, start to enjoy the long awaited much needed summer. Hope you love your skirt xxxxxxxx

  2. What a lovely surprise! Opened my emails to find I had WON a £20 voucher!!! Thanks so much Jane’s Stall…I’ve had a spend up online. Made my day xxx

  3. Tracey Jane Woodrow

    Hope you have no surprises in your loft ….I still have a giggle about the mice and your wedding cake! Stay safe my lovie you’ll be fine x love and miss you loads x sending hugs and kisses xx

  4. I’ve found some string, as I am self isolating been collecting newspapers so cutting strips to tie on .small ones for wee wee and larger for poo poo. Failing that I have some old clothes to cut up. Then put all in a black sack for dustmen 😂😷 I went into hospital for a operation on my knee. Home tuesay afternoon wednesday woke up cold cough sore throat but no temprature.. not been out at all. Just feeling tired, no energy. Today I am feeling a bit more like myself well you all stay safe.see you soon .xxxx

    1. Hi Karen, firstly glad your op went ok but sorry your feeling rough 🤞 Not nice coming out of hospital and feeling worse like when you go on holiday and catch all the bugs on the plane ✈️ 😷 lastly I hope it doesn’t come to you having to cut your clothes up to wipe your bum lol but definitely a last resort lol 😆👍 Take care hope you feel better real soon take care xxxxxx Jane xxxxx

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