Hi everyone, I hope you are all well.
A bit of a grey day here in Kent – where has the summer gone?
This is the view from the car park here at Clarity Towers
So yesterday I promised you a bit of a look “behind the scenes at Hochanda”
When we arrive at the studios, we already know which set we are going to be in. We are normally in the cellar or the attic and this is the cellar all ready to be set up.
A lot of people who have visited Hochanda are surprised at how small the studio is. This is studio 1 which has 6 different sets – cellar, attic, craft room, lounge, kitchen and patio. Who is that I spy crafting in the craft room? It is the lovely Lou Withers.
Once we arrive it’s all systems go to the get the counter set up with the product and the finished art samples.
Here is the supremely talented Tina getting ready for the show, making sure she has everything she needs ready for the live show.
Lou decided to be nosey and see what we were doing so we asked one of the floor crew to take a pic.
Once everything is set up, there is time to chill in the green room (it doesn’t look very green does it?) The sofas are very comfortable, and I have often come across other guests “resting their eyes”…….
Then once the show is over, it is time to pack up and return the set to normal (I cheated and used the same pic as I forgot to take a before and after one)
If you read yesterdays blog, you will know that I stayed on at the studio to write the blog and to avoid the rush hour traffic. I left the studio and headed to the services to grab a quick bite to eat and a coffee before heading down the A1, A14, M11, M25. I am glad that I did.
Despite the fact that I do this journey a couple of times every month, I still put my sat nav on because it warns me in advance of any situations and traffic delays.
Are you like me and ignore what the sat nav says. Thinking that by the time you get to the incident, it will have cleared? Yeah, I thought so!
So last night on my way home despite the road signs and the sat nav telling me of delays, I chose to ignore them both – stupid me!
I crawled through the road works at Cambridge on the A14 and then just as I came on to the M11, a total standstill. Time to turn the engine off.
After what felt like hours (probably only about an hour) the traffic started to move and it was time to continue my journey. I found out later that someone had been taken ill and the emergency services had to close all lanes whilst they dealt with the situation.
Finally arrived home, safe and sound.
I hope you can join me again tomorrow.
With it being the weekend, I feel like being naughty!