Whenever I make a sale on my Etsy store I have a tradition when it comes to despatch day: no matter what the weather, I grab my iPod and Baxter and I stroll down to our local village post office.
It’s a really precious feeling to me, to have things I have imagined and created be purchased and go off to all corners of the globe.
It’s also a great feeling to walk past the big office block, like so many I have worked in before, and think ‘it’s 11.00am and I am outside in the sun and fresh air with my dog, my tunes and a piece of my art that someone has bought from me, actually bought!’. It feels right, and it feels like utter peace and contentment in my heart.
The tunes help as well – today’s highlights were ‘The Unbirthday Song’ from Alice in Wonderland, ‘Fat-bottomed Girls’ by Queen and ‘Fool on the Hill’ by the Beatles. I naturally gravitate towards peppy beats and motivational (or silly) lyrics, and just generally feel kick-ass!!!
So if you ever see me walking along with a huge grin on my face, you’ll know I am delivering a sale!
I thought today I’d take a few photos of our journey so you can come along with us – for a truly authentic experience you may want to peruse them whilst listening to a Disney soundtrack of your choice 🙂
Here I am all wrapped up – we’ve had some snow over the last couple days so it’s a bit slippery but surprisingly not too cold.
And here’s my walking companion Master Baxter leading the way!
Baxter’s a funny old thing (aren’t they all!) he hates the rain and wind, but snow and ice are absolutely fine. In fact he kept trying to rub himself on the ice!
Here we are at the Post Office. I tie Baxter up by the ‘Walls Ice Cream’ sign and pop inside: I love handing over my card, it’s so exciting! Then I come back out and give Baxter a few treats for being a good boy, and then we walk home.
When I get home I mark my Etsy sale as dispatched, and then Baxter and I have a celebratory snuggle.
And that’s it!
Have a happy Hump Day everybody 🙂 xx