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Author: Barbara Gray

SHAC UP WITH CLARITY

SHAC UP WITH CLARITY

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Hope you are safe. Happy Mothers Day to all our mothers and their mothers too. Well, the latest Downing Street measures are certainly moving to protect our most vulnerable as quickly as possible. Isolating, staying away from others and thereby reducing the chances of infection seems to be the only way forward. SO. We have to do what is advised. I know for sure that many of our Clarity friends will fall into either…

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50 shades of Grey? Keep your Hat on!!

50 shades of Grey? Keep your Hat on!!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Hope all is well where you are? Warm, sunny day here. Who would ever think that we are under siege? Beggars belief, doesn’t it. So how about taking a closer look at that little project I started yesterday? Did you figure out how I made it? Let’s have a look at the photos. There are lots of steps, but it’s not difficult at all! Just lots of different tricks and tips all tagged onto…

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Switching off.

Switching off.

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. I hope you are ok, safe and healthy. Once again, it has been quite an intense morning at Clarity Towers. There’s so much to consider, so much to think about. Still lots of laughter and hilarity with Clarity. It’s an excellent coping mechanism, laughter. And we’ve got quite a few team players who could double up as stand up comedians ! At one point Debby and I were larking about in the stamp room,…

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Shopping List? Gratitude List!

Shopping List? Gratitude List!

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Been quite a day at Clarity Towers, I must say! Being a boss is hard right now; having to make calls I’d rather not. But there we have it – that’s my job today. Wouldn’t want Boris Johnson’s job right now – that’s for sure. Tomorrow something else will happen, and we will respond again. It’s not what happens, but how we respond, that will ultimately affect us. The team knows we’ll be ok…

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SAFE, HAPPY AND CREATIVE

SAFE, HAPPY AND CREATIVE

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Wednesday’s blog comes from the heart, doesn’t it. This is the day we look at WHY we craft, rather than WHAT we craft. And I don’t know that there has EVER been a more appropriate Wednesday than today, for taking a step back, having a good think – then reaching out. Which is precisely what I have done today. It is difficult to see the spot you’re standing on, so sometimes you just have…

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Cat Naps are Essential

Cat Naps are Essential

Hi there, Thanks for popping in. All go here! Still pedalling between the two factory sites at the moment. But we’re getting there. Fighting Fit, that’s what we are! Fighting for breath and fit to drop!! At our age a little cat nap in the afternoon is just what the doctor ordered, eh! And as if by magic – look what the proverbial cat dragged in !!!! An exquisite collection of brand new beautiful childrens’ illustrations by our Mel. When…

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Keep Calm and Carry on Crafting!

Keep Calm and Carry on Crafting!

Hi there. Hope you’re okay. Spoke to a friend on the phone who is self-isolating this morning. No no no. He’s not self-isolating this morning! I spoke to him this morning! The English language is a minefield, innit! He’s a journalist, so he’s has been in contact with people who have been in contact with – and so on. He said we – you and I – are lucky that we have our crafting, that we have our art. He…

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I Escaped !

I Escaped !

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Many thanks for all the kind Birthday wishes, cards and gifts yesterday. Didn’t feel like Friday 13th at all to me !!! Mind you, this Corona Virus is starting to gather momentum. Frightening, isn’t it. It’s certainly getting very serious close to home now. Like the expert said on the news this evening, we have to take responsibility for ourselves, not rely on the government for the answers. Just because the Government hasn’t shut…

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Friday 13th eh?

Friday 13th eh?

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Friday 13th. Mmm. Unlucky for some? For better or for worse – I was born on Friday 13th! So she’s 61 years young today. How did that happen?!?! One minute she’s 14 years old, walking up and down Darland Avenue because she’s besotted with Alan Garrett who lives at No. 150, and the next she’s married to lovely Dave, lives in East Sussex and runs a craft company! Funny old life, innit. Alan Garrett?…

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It’s the little things…

It’s the little things…

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. What a week of turmoil, eh. I do hope you are warm, dry and safe. We’ve been ploughing through the new factory like locusts, getting everything in place, ready to start business over in the new place Monday. It is really coming together now, and tomorrow I shall take a few pics to show you the progress. It is so exciting, all being in the same building, all moving together as a team and…

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