Years ago I started keeping bonsai as a nice quiet distraction from a hectic lifestyle. For years I struggled with how slow everything moved, plants are indolent in relation to dragsters and big motorcycles. In time I came to terms with the pace of bonsai life and nowadays some might say I have slowed my work down too much, like I could care less.
The trouble is that my bonsai hobby spiralled into something of a tornado that sucked me into what i do today, I had no intention of that happening. Ironically my bonsai business now causes me all the stress I hoped it would ease over twenty five years ago. Whilst everyone is running around here dealing with the Christmas madness, 2017 is ancient history for me. I’m mucking about booking flights and cutting deals for stock for next year and the year after. It’s not even the shortest day but I have been busy making plans, juggling finances and getting ready for the new years exertions including plans for my Christmas holiday which will see me building new benches this year.
If I say so myself i am getting quite good at all this juggling and even though the fat bloke with the red coat and white beard hasn’t been by yet I have had my Christmas box, the first delivery of stock for 2018. A big truck rolled in last week in the pouring rain and this lot fell off the back. There are a few gems and some good low priced stock. Much of this will be progressed before the spring, some will be on the web site soon and just maybe a couple I will keep for a while.