Wednesday, 29 March, 2017
The curtain as about to rise upon the last ever trading run for Splatt! in Camden Lock. Sunday the 23rd of April will be the last day that my little empire will ever trade in Camden. The end of an era, to be sure - I've been proud to be a tiny part of the Camden Lock community for 20 years now, and it is a chapter of my life which has been the best so far, by far. To have traded in such a true one-off of a place, impossible to imitate, recreate or re-invent, has been a priviledge and a life-changing experience. I truly discovered myself here, was able to become my own boss, worked alongside some the finest people I have ever known, and I met my wife - the love of my life - here.
All this was only possible because of you - the unbelievable, wonderfully loyal and supportive customers which I have had the good fortune to meet and to serve over the many happy years. Without you, I have nothing, without you I could not have survived thus far, and so I owe you all my deepest and most heartfelt thanks - you have my sincere gratitude for ever more. I have to confess to shedding a tear or two just in writing this post, such is my level of true commitment to all that we have shared.
But, this is not a negative step that I am taking now, but rather a long considered and hugely overdue decison to quit London town in search of a better quality of life. The capital is no longer a place that I want to be, and so it is time to move on outwards and upwards. My time here has been great, but the world is full of marvellous places - and it feels right to set off out there, to have an adventure once again......
Which means that Splatt! will reppear later this year, but not in any one fixed trading location - we will be trading at one-off shows and events, mainly in the North of England. Exact dates and locations for those events will be posted on this site soon, but you can of course mail me, so that I can then mail you back with confirmed details as and when I have them.Â
Thank you, one and all, for everything.