Thanks for popping in.
Had a great day at the NEC yesterday –
Pleased to report that our Clarity Bubble and the Clarity Community is strong and happy as ever!
Today Rosie is on Live TV, streaming from here and showcasing a superb little set of Rennie Mackintosh inspired A6 Groovi Plates.
I shall be running the morning’s Make & Takes
– and looking forward to it!
The new Clarity Calendars are selling well too;
I shall be showing them off on telly tomorrow at noon.
So all is well on the NEC Clarity front.
But Friday’s blog a private peek, right?
Well I must tell you about Gracie, my daughter.
We’ve got 2 kids actually, Mark and Grace. Mark lives in California, Grace lives in New York.
They came home a couple of weeks ago to celebrate their nan’s 80th birthday. Big surprise for Oma!
Grace got knocked off her pushbike in Manhattan last week.
Van driver opened the door on her and knocked her into the stream of cars. Fortunately the driver stopped in time and a catastrophe was averted. She went to hospital, but luckily was just badly bruised.
When I spoke to her in the evening, she said she would NEVER EVER ride a bike in Manhattan again, which I was quite relieved to hear, to be honest.
“Everything happens for a reason”, I told her, “There will be a good reason that happened. Maybe that van driver will always look in future, maybe you will avoid a worse accident because you’ll not be on a bike.”
You can imagine our horror when we heard about the murder of 8 innocent cyclists and massive injury to others this week in Manhattan.
Another senseless evil crime against innocents.
It seems particularly close to home and quite chilling.
Grace was already at work, as was her partner – who cycles too.
It wasn’t my kid thank God. But it was somebody else’s.
5 Argentinian friends among the dead apparently.
What a bloody travesty.
I can’t get it out of my head.
Grace had such a close shave in the same place last week,
and on a bike too. How vulnerable are those cyclists!
So I shall sit here at the NEC, smiling, pedalling away,
selling stuff to keep the company going.
But if Friday’s blog is a private peek, then I have to confess I am very very sad and shocked again.
Got to go.
Love & Hugs,