What can I say, it's been a bad week! Lovely Royal Wedding aside, it's been very much like every other Last Week of the Holidays we've had so far. Whirlwinds of destructive children, screaming toddlers, rude adults, disappointed 'this used to be a charity shop' customers... Mugs clanking, gifts dropping to the floor, books misplaced, mud tramped through, doors banging, people falling down steps - all the things that can bring this dream job crashing back down into retail hell! My stepdad's been ill with his second bout of flu in a month, my sister's gone back to university, and we've just been hanging in there waiting for the kids to go back to school, the adults to go back to work, and therefore for us to get a bit of a a breather before the tourist season really gets underway for another summer.
And what better way to cheer myself up? Why yes, I'm not averse to funny television, DVD box sets and copious amounts of naughty food (choc chip muffin, anyone?), but as always, books go a looooong way towards putting a smile back on my face!