Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Stormy weather here in Kent. I hope it’s better where you are.
Had a bit of a day of it at Clarity Towers. The internet went down, which we assumed was down to the bad weather. WRONG ! The internet provider misread our instructions, to fire up the new building but keep the old building going too, and switched us off. Classic.
Thing is, we are so reliant on the internet ! You don’t realise until it is switched off just how much your business hinges on it !
So we took the bull by the horns today – and moved the guys who really cannot function with it most to the new building: marketing , sales and Youtube.
A couple of hours later and here they are, as if they’ve never been anywhere else!
Now we just have to move the rest!! Stamp manufacturing is moved and up and running downstairs already, new carpets are in, everywhere has had a lick of paint, and the super fabby chairs are all set to sit on too!
But it all takes so much longer than you think, and it all costs so much more than you think too. Ah well. Choices we make, eh. You makes your bed, you lies in it, as my Grandad used to say. But he didn’t mention lying in it and moving it at the same time!
I hate having to walk away from it all for 10 days though, from the move, from the relocation, but that’s the deal now. TV shows on HOCHANDA on Sunday / Monday. Then we’re headed straight up to Glasgow for a week, for the SECC Craft Exhibition, from Thursday to Sunday. And guess who’s got the van!! So they’ll just have to make do and mend until we get back…
What are we doing on telly? Well, 2-4 Sunday, and we’re launching a new pair of superb Designer Parchment Pads: Waimea Falls and Toscana. Dare I say it? They are my definite go to pads now. Perfect for Groovi, and fabulous for us stampers too. Come complete with storage folder and Faber Castell eraser pencil.
Here’s a peep of one of my demos on the Toscana parchment. The Garden birds and blossom stamps are pretty special too.
Then at 6pm, we are launching a beautiful collection of Groovi plates, designed by Linda Williams. Some lovely garden plates, just gorgeous! Wait till you see the demos we have lined up for you!! Not that I can take any credit for them! Thank goodness that Linda has prepared the creative feast for us, even if she cannot be there to showcase her designs herself. In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m disappearing in ever-decreasing circles here, so her help is more than greatly appreciated.
The Hammock’s my favourite. I’ll show you more tomorrow. We used to have a lovely hammock when we lived in California. It was free-standing and had a canopy too, so you could snooze in the shade – anywhere. Lovely memories actually. Not sure we’d get as much mileage out of it here in England! Unless off course the canopy serves as a sail and it floats! But anyway, Linda’s Hammock is beautiful .
Love & Hugs