Thanks for popping in.
Just got home. 5 hours door to door, which isn’t bad in a van –
except when you’re the one in the middle.
It was so hot !!! The next van we buy needs air-con,
or I’m building a bed in the back!
I remember many years ago taking Grace up to the SECC,
to the Glasgow Christmas show. She really was just a youngun, and we made a seat/nest for her in the back. And there she slept, surrounded by boxes and crates, all the way there – and all the way home. I can’t imagine that’s legal nowadays!
(Or if it even was then!)
I remember she discovered giant Yorkshire Puds filled with sausage & mash at the Harry Ramsdens in Paisley Road, and thought they were the best thing she had EVER eaten! First thing she did when we got home was show her brother how the Scottish eat Yorkshire puds!
Funny isn’t it, the things you remember….
Well yesterday, certainly was a day to remember too.
Coming home in the van today, sandwiched between Paul and Dave, I asked them what I usually ask after an exhibition or event, “what could we have done to improve on yesterday?”
They both went quiet, and reflected on the day.
This is what we concluded:
1. An extra member of staff to help Heather stock up would have been good.
2. More shopping baskets. There weren’t enough to go round.
Well, blow me. If that was all we could think of, I would say that the day was as close to perfect as we will ever get.
Sure we ran out of things, and of course, there is ALWAYS room for improvement.
A L W A Y S.
But I have to tell you, I feel an immense sense of satisfaction.
Somebody asked me yesterday whether I was enjoying the day, and it stopped me in my tracks. I couldn’t honestly tell her at that point. It reminded me of Christmas Day in a way. All the prep and work that goes into the 24th and 25th. All the family comes over, and I spend at least 10 hours in the kitchen, nursing a poxy turkey and sweating bullets over the Christmas Dinner.
Every year, when it’s over I reflect on the day, and ask myself whether I enjoyed it or not, and the truth is, YES! Of course I did!
I LOVE CHRISTMAS !!!
The people I love are in the house, hanging out and having a great time. We are all together. And if they are happy and having a good time, then I am happiest of all of them.
I am pretty certain many of you will be able to identify with that analogy.
So yes, I enjoyed yesterday thoroughly.
Because everybody else did.
You get me.
Love & Hugs,