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Amy Smith from Tony Lester Auctions Ltd shares a day in her life of running an auction
It's 6am when my alarm goes off and all I want to do is go back to sleep. My auction day morning ritual begins with me complaining for 5 minutes that it’s a Sunday so I shouldn’t be up this early, I then crawl out of bed in the dark to find my phone somewhere on the floor. I crawl partly because I’m too tired to stand but also because I put my phone far away from my bed on the floor so that I HAVE to get out of bed to find it, otherwise I would probably just turn it off and go back to sleep. All of this is done in the dark to make it all the more exciting. Now it’s time to wake up my son Charlie, this is a 3 generations family business don’t you know! I then, feeling slightly more awake, proceed to get myself freshened up and ready for the day ahead. I wear something smart but also comfortable as it’s a long day. Time to wake Charlie up for the fifth time and tell him that he should have been up 20 minutes ago. It’s extremely unfair that he can get out of bed 10 minutes before we leave and still be ready before I am.