My family and I would love to go to the States for Christmas, and God has provided a way! I’m working at Harrods for the month of October on my days that I don’t teach. Praise God! Friday, Saturday and Monday. It will be a gruelling month, but I’m focused on the goal, my second home away from home, Iowa for the Holidays. Family gathered together around the fire, endless array of yummy food, laughter from family and loved ones, and prayer together as a family again. It is about the only time for us to be all together. We will be, Lord willing, the ones travelling on Christmas Eve…..the ones you think, why are you travelling at a time like this? Now I understand why? Being with the family is so special to us and so rare. You just never know if we will all be there the next time we meet. Life is so fragile, we must treasure every moment together.
Harrods is definitely an experience. I work in the Musical Instruments department. I’m a specialist of Roland, makers of Digital pianos, upright and Grand. I’m helping Roland out until they hire a full time consultant. I was tempted with the full time position……but I did not come here for a career, I left that in Iowa, I’m here to help my husband as he pastors the church here in London. My boys as well, they need their mum. And I LOVE being with them. So "NO", to Harrods for full time, so hey, I can "experience HARRODs" for the month of October. 🙂
I hope to sell a couple of Grands, I must be more agressive in my sales pitch, because the customer needs to buy now, not next month, because I need the extra commission. Commission on top of my daily rate…..YAYAYAYAY! Shopping money. It is so much fun walking through this icon of a store! It is filled with everything imaginable. I’m still getting lost. I have been having a wonder, and exploring, I heard there is a terrace on the fifth floor that is outside, I have yet to find it, I can’t wait to have a look and take pictures.
I’m on my feet the whole time, that is so exhausting! Finding the right shoes, uggh! I think I may have found right shoes, we will see next Monday. 5 pianos down, only three days of work, this is what I have sold, plus my collegues. It looks like I get commission from their sales too! Every bit will help. Only three days a week and I really hope and pray to sale some Grand pianos. It is a fabulous product, superb touch, always in tune, and each piano has a feature that will benefit any level of player. Have I got you hooked yet? The music you hear on this blog is from my Roland Grand, KR115. I’m in total love with this piano. I can record music, arrange instruments, and rhythms and save and load to the computer and make my own CD’s. It is also a great teaching tool for me in relationship to my students. Go the Rolands website listed on my links and check out this fabulous product.
I must mention the most expensive piano on the floor is a Bosendorfer Grand Piano – 89,000 pounds!!! I will see if I can sneak a picture and put it on here. Can you imagine……I will try to play it this week, and record the sounds. This particular piano has been commissioned by Porsche. It is very sleek and modern. Bosendorfer pianos are made in Vienna, and they are gorgeous and sooooo expensive. So I must lure the customers to my area, and sale them on to Roland and pray that they buy!! Please pray for me, wouldn’t it be a miracle if a could sale a target of 50,000 pounds or more??
Just a few pictures of my adventure…. in the above album…..my uniform I bought it at Mark & Spencers, cheap and machine washable, skirt was only 15pounds and the jacket 35pounds and blouse was 7.50. I just love Mark and Spencers they have classy things yet attainable for my budget, this is the first time I have bought clothes here, I have always just browsed, this time I had an excuse. LOL. Starbucks I found is right across the street (went there for my tea break, and no I did not have tea, had a cappuccino , I love tea, but I needed the power of coffee)outside of door 10, yes, each door is numbered and I never noticed, it seems that I only pay attention when I’m in charge of my own direction, this is a terrible weakness of mine, even though I still get lost!! I guess I just get "lost" in the moment and relax and I let others, like my hubby keep me pointed in the right direction.
Stay tuned……adventure continues……