Thanks for popping in. A little hazard warning to the wise. There’s a White Van Driver around the Tunbridge Wells Area. Moreover, it’s a SHE – and it’s ME! It’s a biggun too. Much taller and wider than usual. AND it’s got a useful tail lift thingy, which I have also mastered! Amazing what you can do when you have to. The Spa Hotel is all ready to welcome our Parchment retreat Guests now, the shop is looking great – and with a little help from a few good Clarity Staff and friends, we got the set-up job done in under 3 hours.
Where’s Dave? I hear you ask. Why’s she driving the van? Where’s her knight of the road? Well, joking aside now, Dave had a bad turn on Friday. Ended up in Pembury Hospital. Happy to report that he’s back home now, but after lots of tests they concluded that he had a TIA, a mini stroke. Which is pretty worrying, but as we all know, it could have been a whole helluvalot worse.
So he’s under strict orders from the Doctor to rest up. Strictly No Driving either. Hence the female Van Driver getting the gear to the Spa! It was fine, although I bet the driver of the HUGE combine harvester looking machine which came towards us on our side of the road got tingly nuts when he realised the IVECO Van Driverette wasn’t slowing down !!!
It’s difficult to get a man like Dave to sit and do nothing. So I’ve had to guilt him into chilling out! Something along the lines of “I’vegotenoughonmyplatewithouthavingtomakesureyou’rebehavingMr.!!” You get the drift. He certainly did! Why am I joking about it all? Well, because if I don’t laugh I’ll cry. And that’s not going to work right now, on the weekend before 120 happy crafty ladies are due to land. Fake it to make it.
So yeah. One day at a time we’ll get through this too. Life’s a chair of bowlies, innit!
Must dash. Got a few more boxes to tick yet, including having a cuppa with Dave. Got to figure out the drill for the retreat too! Linda and the ladies have been working on a brand new concept, which we are introducing at the workshop tomorrow. Absolutely wonderful. I am sure the guests will love it! More will be revealed.
Love and hugs