Thanks for popping in.
Thanks for popping in.
Do you ever think to yourself,
“I’m getting too old for this lark” ?
I do! But then I give myself a kick up the proverbial,
a good talking to – and get on with it!
Keep on truckin’ !
One of the things about Clarity and all those who sail in her is that we actually DO move with the times at most levels.
Let’s consider the NEC.
I did that show in the 90’s, when I had just come back from California. There aren’t many of us left from way back then, I can tell you! But I do know we have evolved massively as a company.
Back in the day, we had a 4m x 2m stand, and we sold mounted Claritystamps and brayers mainly.
This November, we had a 15m x 2m stand + a free make & take area, to house our stamps, stencils, Groovi and Pergamano –
and it was still tight!
In fact, next March we have booked another few metres,
so that we can give Pergamano the space it deserves.
After all, it is an entire company in its own right, isn’t it?
Yes, we are certainly evolving.
Don’t get me wrong. We’re not empire-building, we’re not going for world domination! We are just slowly slowy catchee monkee expanding, peu a peu.
The team is getting bigger, the dynamics are changing. I spend more time working on the business instead of in the business, which is necessary. But that’s okay too.
Where are we headed? Well, we always have a plan, don’t we, and of course I am hatching one! The day I stop doing that I will be pushing up daisies! But that’s a good thing.
I was looking at this blog this morning. The content is fine. The photos do the job. I am still happy with the direction, and by asking for feedback, the word is that you good people like how I put it all together, too.
But I am fed up with the wallpaper. I don’t want to completely renovate it, to the point where you think you’re in the wrong building, don’t know which button to press or where to look first. No no no…that’s just confusing.
But I do want to give it a bit of a makeover.
So if it looks a bit different in the coming days, worry not!
The dustsheets will be hidden – the paint will be dry!
I may even shuffle the furniture around a bit,
but it won’t cost a penny – just a little time.
Steve and Stuart at work are quite handy with a paintbrush,
so I may even let them have a go!
I think that’s it, for me.
A good clear out and a splash of paint can work wonders, can’t it?
Fresh feel. Makes you feel younger too.
And on another note, I am LOVE LOVE LOVING listening to novels. I have just finished Phillip Pullman’s trilogy,
The Dark Materials.
Yep, I fall asleep when I read a book, but I can listen for hours while I’m ironing ! It’s called using what’s available to us.
Love & Hugs