Thanks for popping in. Just got home from Peterborough. Traffic was building up as we came south, and it took just about as long to crawl through Tunbridge Wells as to get all the way down the M11! Never mind. Grateful to be home, safe and sound.
First of all, I must THANK YOU once again for liking the new Mixed Impression Texture Stamps. Of course, with the power of hindsight, why were we surprised that you bought in force? But I don’t mind telling you, I lay awake most of the night, tossing and turning – will they like them? Won’t they like them? Have they spent up on the Gray Friday Sale? Do they really need more stamps. Are these too abstract? etc etc etc. When I met up with Paul at 5.30 am in the hotel foyer, he had had exactly the same kind of restless night! So yeah. THANK YOU! It’s been a while since we had absolutely nothing nada nichts rien on the counter left to sell!
I love them. I think they are pretty epic. When you start using them, they are just SO ARTY! But hey. I like Marmite, too!
And the HOCHANDA team were just as stoked as we were. You should see them, hopping around at 6 in the morning, getting ready for the day ahead. It’s astonishing how upbeat these people are! And so refreshing. A big hats off to them, for helping us – and doing it graciously and with a beaming smile.
I’m pretty cream crackered now though. Time to cal it a day. A day of nothing tomorrow, then back up for our Sunday Shows. Paul and I have decided to share the hours, literally. Both demoing on the same counter. Paul on Groovi, Barb on everything else.
Friday’s blog a private peek, right? Did you notice how much weight I have lost? No? Did I hear you think, “No, not really” Well, that’s about right, because Rome wasn’t built in a day, and I only started the NO-Carbs regime on Wednesday! It may take a little longer to shed the excess midriff, but I’m working on it! I’ve had a bit of an epiphany around this dieting lark actually. Let me expound…
I am a big tea drinker – HUGE tea drinker. Must drink 20 to 25 cups of tea a day easily. So I decided to stop taking milk in my tea altogether, albeit red label, and squeeze half a fresh lemon into the black tea instead. The first 5 or 6 were pretty tart, to say the least, but here’s the thing: it means that I have changed a massive habit; I have altered my behaviour pattern. Every time I drink black tea with lemon now, it reminds me that I am trying to resist carbs, and lose weight – trying to make a change. This simple shift from milk to lemon is like a frequent reminder of my goal: to reduce my midriff, so that I can get into my winter clothes! When it gets uncomfortable, and it’s purely down to piling in the Greggs Doughnuts and sausage rolls , then it’s time for A for ACTION ! And let’s face it : who in their right minds would wash a doughnut down with lemon tea?!?!?
Anyway. Enough banter. Tomorrow, I’ll blog the 8am demo which I went a bit off piste with today! It is so easy and effective, I’d really like to show you how it works properly! This one….
Right. Steak n salad for me. Steak n chips for Dave.
Love and Hugs,
PS Mel called with with a Caption winner too! To be announced tomorrow…