Thanks for popping in. Friday’s blog a private peek, right?
Back at the office this morning, for the first time in ages it feels. Everybody here is pedal to the metal; we’ve never been busier. December isn’t usually this crazy! And the Christmas designs are flying out the door, which is unseasonably late. Traditionally, our Crafter’s Christmas season begins much, much earlier, but perhaps the trends are changing and we are actually coming more in line with the Gregorian calendar!
All stamp orders are taking longer than usual to fill, and I do apologise for this. But last week – right at the critical point – there was a serious issue which I would prefer not to talk about, because it is not my story to tell. But stamp production pretty much came to a standstill. Whilst we are up and running again now, still not 100%, but getting there, this caused a knock-on effect and delay. Just when we launched a load of fabulous stamps, too. Typical. But hey. They will all go out next week, and then it will be Christmas.
Unexpected things happen all the time, don’t they? Like yesterday at the TV studios. Paul was merrily doing the live Pergamano show at 8 am, when the main studio – Studio 1 – was suddenly plunged into darkness. Fortunately, Paul was able to keep going using the Lightwave as THE light source! I was next door in Studio 2, setting up the Christmas pre-records when the lights went down, but all was fine in Studio 2. Quick reaction, moved like grease lightning! Within 5 minutes, we had moved my tabletops off the tressle legs, carried the 9am tabletops from Studio 1 to Studio 2 (in virtual darkness), reset the counter – and seamlessly, at 9am Nicky from Heartfelt Creations carried on in Studio 2 with a smile. Teamwork.
It’s never the event but how we react to it which will ultimately affect us. I can apply this to everything. Absolutely everything in my life. Every time.
Just got called downstairs for the annual Clarity Secret Santa draw. Ahhh. They were waiting for me to come in to the office. How nice. This year is ingenious! Lovely Anna came up with this one!
Can you guess what it is yet???
So we all picked a brussel sprout! Written on the ping pong ball inside is the name of the colleague for whom we have to buy a special gift, to put under the tree at our Christmas lunch on the 23rd. Clever.
Must dash. Making a delicious ratatouille for our supper, and don’t want it to spoil. I do love a good homemade ratatouille, don’t you? And when you’re on a carb-free drive, it’s perfect winter food. I could do a step by step you know. Of how to make a ratatouille! Complete with pics!! Maybe one day…
Love & Hugs,