The big news for the beginning of 2020 in the U.K. was BREXIT.
As you would expect, there were scenes of jubilation in Parliament Square as the clock counted down to Brexit.
The moment of departure was followed by an euphoric rendition of God Save The Queen.
And with that the Brexit politician Richard Tice sends the crowd on its way home with the words "believe it or not we are no longer a member of the European Union".
Prime Minister Boris Johnson hailed the "dawn of a new era" in a video message.
The UK government is determined to try to get a free-trade deal done by the end of this year but that will not be straight forward – not least because there are so many things that have to be sorted out.
But also because the EU will drive a hard bargain. Yes, both sides say they still want to be friends and partners and respectful neighbours and people want to do lots of business with each other.
But the UK government has already acknowledged that will mean some friction.
And also, until it’s all done and dusted there’s still uncertainty for businesses and people around the country who want to know exactly what is next.
But although there are legions of details to be worked out, many more political controversies along the way, be in no doubt – the fundamental question which has been hanging over the country for more than three years has been settled.
And that’s already completely changed the political dynamic – and therefore the dynamic in the country too.
On a lighter note and closer to home, I will have a new neighbor moving in next to me, Diana who sells all things Hawaiian, very popular for men caves!!
I will be getting a few new products and if you would like to sample come and visit.
I have a new British Tea that comes from Newcastle called Rington’s. I had not heard of it but they supple Marks and Spencers and other markets. I tried their Ginger Biscuits and was so impressed I will carry them and some shortbread.
A lot of you complained about not having any Pork Pies, well that’s been a problem and I am promised that they will come back and be even better, it’s tough getting past the rules and regulations that we have to follow.
Looking forward to seeing all of you in the shop.