It proved a frantically busy morning:
firstly, Corrie the cade lamb & Blodwen, Froggie’s newborn kid, had to be formally introduced as it was already time to move Bloddie out of the bedroom (thanks in the main to the vast amounts of smelly, sticky meconium she’s shooting everywhere). So she would be sharing the roomy crate downstairs with the half-pint little bruiser who has developed into such an entertaining (if incredibly noisy) character: at feeding time, I can now appreciate why so many new human mums suffer from post-natal depression….what an unceasing, ear-splitting racket, phew!
But I wasn’t sure how two essentially different species would cope together – I needn’t have worried. Initially there was some hesitant curiosity; but by the end of the day they were best of friends, playing together enthusiastically when awake; & curling up together when asleep.
After that Tony took care of the chores whilst I updated the narrative of our (epic) Business Plan; & so we were ready for Yet Another Meeting – this time, however, with a different lender. A fortnight on, & we still haven’t heard anything following our first (& apparently promising) meeting; so we’ve decided we just cannot hang around & need to put more ‘irons in the fire’. Besides which, it is only right to fully analyse the market place – it’s not just about finding a bank who will lend us the money to start our business but also about finding one which will offer us the most favourable terms.
So appropriately ‘suited & booted’ we arrived for our meeting; which again, appeared hopefully positive – helped, I’m sure, by the comprehensive information we’ve painstakingly compiled. In fact not only was the meeting constructive, the Business Manager was also extremely helpful & proactive on our behalf – so hopefully we’ll get some good news soon, as we now really need to get this show on the road……!