Thanks for popping in. Have you also had a beautiful sunny day where you are? It was glorious here – difficult to comprehend that we are in the grips of something so invisible and sinister, isn’t it.
Well, today, it was my turn to work at the new factory. We go in one at a time, and I opted for Saturday. It was the first time I’ve been beyond the garden gate since the Wednesday before last. How quiet the roads are! When we walked into the new Clarity building, Dave and I, it caught me off guard. I must admit, just for a moment I could have wept. It’s all so abandoned. So empty. All so not as it should be.
But I shut the Woe-is-me-Poor-Me down pretty fast with a “Shut up Gray. Don’t be so daft!” Turned it round very fast. The reality is that I was going into the building to PICK and PACK ORDERS! I wasn’t going in to shut the place down for good. The staff are all at home, being paid to stay safe at home. They haven’t been laid off. The rent’s paid through till June. We just have to get through the next few rocky months. ONE DAY AT A TIME and TOGETHER. It is what it is, and we have a whole helluvalot to be grateful for actually.
So I spent the day alone, working away. Blimey! Sent a lot of Postcards and colouring pencils out!! Dave did some building work that needed doing, went over to the old site and brought some stock over. And I picked orders. It’s been a while since I’ve done that. Enjoyed it actually. You have to concentrate on what you’re doing, and that helps focus the mind on the here and now. Debby and her team had set up the picking zone brilliantly before we sent them all home. So it was a real pleasure working in there today. The sun poured in the huge window and it was pleasant. Calm and pleasant.
Then we drove back home over the Ashdown Forest. You’re not allowed to stop, but you can drive through. And the sunset was beautiful.
All in all, a very good day. A simple, uncomplicated, productive day. Just what the doctor ordered.
And tomorrow we’re on HOCHANDA TV. 2-4pm and 6pm. Now that’s strange too. Quite a luxury! Not having to drive up to Peterborough to the Studios and hop about there for 2 days. Thanks to the formidable presenters, we are able to send in demo recordings, and they can carry the show solo. I for one am VERY grateful to them for all their hard work.
The 2-4 show will showcase a beautiful set of stamps (and as Groovi Plates too): The Harbour and the Village. So many elements! So many picture postcard scenes!
I did a couple of neat little demos for the show; just hope they come out ok.
Stay safe, enjoy the glorious weather –
Love and Hugs,