It's mid morning on Sunday and Sophia is in the shop inspecting the floor she's just finished hoovering.
She decides to give a last clean of the Christmas trees , to stop any needles dropping before open day.
Bruno appears behind the counter " Granny say you can stay for dinner "
Sophia is tempted to turn the offer down but then decides it will save her having to cook plus pay for a meal. " Thank you " she smiles at her cousin.
Bruno looks around " I'm so glad you are here to help , I'd still be trying to clear that floor if It was just me working on it ! "
Bruno suddenly realises that Mini is rooting about in the display unit drawer !
"Mini ! No you must not dig about in there you could break something !"
Mini looks up at Bruno and grunts , as if to say It's fine don't worry I'll be careful !
Bruno looks back amazed because he was sure he just heard Mini talk in his head !
Mini wanders over to where Sophia is giving a last minute hoover to a unit. He starts rooting in those drawers, checking out the goodies.
"There are quite a few spaces left to fill " Sophia says to Bruno " and we'd best put thise cakes and pies undercover until tomorrow "
Bruno comes out from behind the counter " Come on put that hoover away, while I get the cakes etc sorted " he smiles " Then if Mini goes back into the shed we can go and have a sit down while Granny finishes getting dinner ready "
" Good Idea " agrees a tired Sophia " and lets not mention the empty shelves , we can finish then before we open tomorrow "
" Agreed " smiles Bruno , feeling really happy to have Sophia around.
They do the last few jobs , pop Mini in his shed along with a bucket of water and some fresh hay and then head upstairs catching the smell of dinner as they go .
Everything is set for the grand opening tomorrow. only eleven shopping days to Christmas , let's hope the customers come and give the shop a good start.
Luckily for Granny the schools have closed early this year, so there should be plenty of people around looking for their last minute purchases.