Thanks for popping in.
Just heard the sad news that Prince Philip died this morning. 99 years old. What a legend. End of an era.
Who was at the Clarity Retreat at the Crowborough Rugby Club the year he landed on the Rugby field in a helipcopter? July 2014?
One minute we were all heads down, getting arty and crafty…
The next we were out in the sunshine, waving and clapping, cheering and whooping – and welcoming the Prince. Texas Debby and Dave at the front here!
We certainly gave him a warm welcome! Not what he was expecting at the Rugby Club at all !!!
We were so excited !! After a lifetime of service to the Crown, may he finally rest in peace.
It would have been the Ally Pally Exhibition this weekend, in London. Loved that Show. It was our local one, wasn’t it. We always had our spot underneath the beautiful Rose Window…
Used to throw an amazing, almost ethereal light on the stand early on the Sunday morning, before the crowds arrived. Simply wonderful. You could gather your thoughts before the onslaught. And the team – we used to spin like tops for 2 days!!
And then the doors would open – and the fun would begin. Blimey ! It was a busy exhibition, wasn’t it!! Well, the Clarity stand was always heaving.
I never strayed far from the stand – except maybe to say hi to my TV buddies. Ahhh….. Reality check here. Just found this pic. My good mate Adam here in the front. And there’s Taff, just behind him. We lost that fabulous man to Covid a couple of months ago. Gutted. What a tragedy.
Mmm. Time for reflection.
Time to tell you about the ALLY PALLY21 Discount Code. To make up for the fact that we can’t hang out and hug and cuddle at Ally Pally, how about a good reason to shop with us this weekend anyway?!
Simply enter code: ALLYPALLY21 for a 20% discount on all orders over £30 (except club membership and gift cards). The code is active from now, until midnight on Monday 12th April and yes, you can use your club discount, too!
Life is so up and down right now, isn’t it. I laugh, then I cry. Then I laugh again. But I must be grateful I’m even here, and able to laugh and cry. Taff and Prince Philip aren’t anymore. And that’s a fact.
Love always, Barb xxx