Thanks for popping in.
Still here at the office.
But it has been a really constructive day.
I can’t say it often enough: I love the Clarity Team.
Huge Groovi sale kicks in.
Nobody flaps. They all smile and just knuckle down to the job.
What a smashing bunch of people I get to work with every day.
I just had a memory recall of a job I did during one summer when I was a student. Shall I share?
It was in a very seedy sweat shop along Luton Arches in Chatham.
Very very seedy indeedy, I can tell you!
It was an optic making factory. Nothing to do with eyes. No no no!
The optics you get behind the bar, which dispense booze!
So there were 8 of us.
7 Indian ladies who didn’t speak a word of English, and me.
We sat in 2 rows facing each other, and had to assemble the optics.
So in front of you, there were loads of little pots of springs and bits.
You have NO IDEA how many washers and parts one of those blimming optics comprises! And if you didn’t get all the rubber washers and rings in exactly the right order, when it came to testing them with water to make sure they didn’t leak,
it p’d straight through.
I tried to keep up with the Indian ladies, who worked like the clappers, but mine just leaked like sieves,
(which was bad enough with water,
but imagine if it were whiskey or brandy or vodka!)
So I had to keep undoing them and starting again.
At the end of Day one, I remember it well:
they were on about 35 each.
And I was on precisely 3.
And since it was piece work, where you get paid for the units,
I hadn’t even made enough for my bus fare home.
Anyway, where was I ?
Ah yes, grateful to be here at Clarity with my teamies,
and NOT at Luton Arches, unscrewing bottle optics!
Did I mention the Big 25% Groovi Sale over on the website this weekend?! If you’re into Groovi, then hop over and take your wishlist with you.
We’re also extending the sale to visitors at the Bristol Show, so bring your wishlist there too !
We had a really good meeting this afternoon.
Not about the usual stuff.
Today we talked about something much more interesting !
Making a Groovi DVD or five !
Should we ? Shouldn’t we ? Where ? When ? What ?
Lots of planning required, but the filming date is sorted,
the location is sorted, and even the duplication guys are in the know. So that means it’s a YES !
Thing is, I’ve made a few now, so I’m no DVD virgin!
This will be No. 7.
It’s a lot of work, but I KNOW a lot of people enjoy them and get a lot out of them.
A Groovi parchment DVD is definitely called for, don’t you think?
If we start on it at the end of July, it will be in the shops by October.
The last one was a few years ago now.
We filmed it at the house and had great fun.
I always intended to make Part 2, but then Groovi hit us,
and the rest is history!
In the spirit of the weekend Sale, and because I can,
let’s knock 50% off the latest one!
I even did it in German too!
My oh my.
Where does the time go?
Must get home and get packed for Bristol tomorrow!
What to wear…
Love & Hugs,
PS Have I told you about the Sale ?
It’s pretty much a Groovi 25% off Blanket Sale…
We won’t run out – we’ll just keep making.