Tuesday, 21 July 2009

It's all over...for now.

I'm done, and done in really. I had my final day on the stall on Thursday, and now it's all over. It's a strange feeling. As I packed everything up on Thursday night and hoiked it into an awaiting taxi (just before the heavens opened and dumped half the north sea on London) I couldn't really work out how I felt about it all.

I still don't know how I feel really. It felt so good to be back working on a market, and even better when the nice comments about the product really were about my product. But at the same time I was relieved that I no longer had to spend any and every but of spare time making jam or granola, or cakes, or sticking labels on things.

One thing I do know. I'm exhausted. I've spent three weeks not being able to stop. Even when I did manage to find a spare minute that had relaxing potential I discovered something inside me that wouldn't let me calm down. Even N, who is used to my manic-ness got a bit worried about me. As a result the last three weeks have been unbelievably productive, and taken a huge toll. Suddenly this weekend my body gave in, and it doesn't seem to want to relinquish it's new-found power over my will to do things, especially anything involving the oven or stove.

I'm sure I should pay attention and accept that I should be lying in bed or on the sofa groaning softly and recouping. But oh no, there's a new project that must be done...

...I'm making a wedding cake!


green ink said...

You should feel very proud of yourself! Hope you manage to have a relaxing week :D

Kavey said...

Hey Rebecca
Well done you for your mammoth efforts!
I'd be ever so grateful if you could give me any tips whether it's about labelling or pricing strategy or how large a float to take or how to attract people to the stall.
Anything and everything you're willing to share!

Monica said...

I know that you don't really want to make any more jam, but the little jar of Apricot and Vanilla only lasted 3 days- i need to buy more please!
p.s. i have sent you a picture of a non traditional wedding cake you might like!

Sarah, The New Girl said...

haha you would!! take a nap!! sheesh.

actually... how cool. a wedding cake? you are amazing.

glad your three weeks of crazy are over and done with, and so glad you had that crazy experience, and you are crazy for jumping in to something else-- but I'm thinking that's just a crazy part of crazy you? :)

Cucinista said...

Congrats on your marathon few weeks! I think it's amazing. Cooking up and having a market stall is something I day dream about. Instead I have been stuck at work from 9am until 9pm EVERY day so couldn't even escape to come to your stall myself!!

Please can we see a picture of the wedding cake?

Siobhán said...

how exciting! a wedding cake is some challenge, looking forward to your posts on it already! :D

Rebecca said...

Cucinista, I'm sure one day you'll be running a stall too if you want to. Sorry to hear about the mega day's you're putting in. I hope you get some time to rest soon.

Thanks Siobhan. There'll be some posts coming up, but I can't do a big reveal until after the day because I know the couple are reading the blog and I want it to be a surprise!

Sarah, yep, I am indeed crazy!