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I’m not a Welly Wanger! But Dave is!!

I’m not a Welly Wanger! But Dave is!!

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Friday’s blog a private peak, right? Well, it’s Friday, it’s been quite a busy week, so Dave and I got away from the office early today, and decided to enjoy the lovely weather up on the Ashdown Forest. It has been very wet here darn sarf, so we went via the house and got our wellies on. For the benefit of our foreign friends, Wellies – short for Wellington Boots – are a kind…

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Serenity

Serenity

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Ready for a little arty crafty intermezzo? Nothing too difficult. Nothing too challenging. Just a simple homage to Serenity – that wonderful state of calm. Serenity. Beautiful word. Beautiful space. Synonyms: calm hush peace peacefulness placidity quiet, repose tranquility stillness It’s all too easy to lose that gentle sense of calm in a storm, but it’s there inside you – always. You just have to release it. When we were doodling in the SHAC…

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Live This Life

Live This Life

Hi there Thanks for popping in. It’s been filthy outside, persisting down all day here in the southeast. While I had a good morning cleaning the house whilst listening to a great book (The Binding by Bridget Collins), Dave went into work to repair the stampmaking machine – what a difference a Dave makes – and we’re business as usual thanks to him. By 3 pm I was ready to sit down. And it occurred to me that I might…

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Further along The Mojo Trail.

Further along The Mojo Trail.

Ideas and Inspiration Hi there. Thanks for popping in. Day 4 on the Mojo Trail! At Clarity we offer up arty, crafty ideas and inspiration almost every day. 2 Clarity Blogs, Design Team Member Project Blogs (Sarah, Sam, Jane, Glynis, Hazel and others),TV demos, Youtubes, Art galleries on our website – the list goes on. I am going to make a concerted effort this new year to serve up very achievable arty projects here on the blog again. It’s good…

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Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Can’t stay long. The table is set for our Christmas meal, the Sauerkraut is simmering, the sausages are soaking in milk (to stop them splitting), the spuds are peeled and the fresh fruit salad is in the porch staying cold. We celebrate this evening, in German tradition, and things are very very festive in the home. Mind you, it’s pretty simple. No frills. That’s really not what Christmas is about.  Want to see our…

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Stepping back…

Stepping back…

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Ventured into the belly of Maidstone early this morning, to drop off the Clarity van for a recall job. Actually it was reminiscent of navigating Wembley traffic during Friday evening rush hour. Absolutely radio rental. So it had to be done. When we got back home to dingly dell East Sussex, it was bacon sandwiches and tomato ketchup – with plenty of butter! Comfort eating is a thing, innit?! As for the new work…

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Thank you.

Thank you.

Hi there. Thanks for popping in. The Crafts beautiful Award winners have just been announced, and I am delighted to tell you that Clarity was Highly recommended for Best Stamp Range, Customer Service and the SHAC – and our One Day at a Time Blog won! Wow. Many many thanks to all who voted for us.  It is great to still be in the running after all these years! I have always said I don’t want to build an empire….

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Fortis in Arduis

Fortis in Arduis

Hi there Thanks for popping in. I was listening to a book last night, and the latin phrase Fortis in Arduis came up. My O level Latin stretched to the translation: Strength in Adversity. Wow, I thought. How appropriate those 3 words are in the world right now. Today. Strength in Adversity, steadfastness in the face of Trouble. Of course I know it’s all shocking. Of course I know it’s overwhelming and frightening. But whatever it is, IT IS WHAT…

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Keeping it simple.

Keeping it simple.

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Went to pottery for the morning. Haven’t been for a while. There’s so much going on, there haven’t been enough hours in the day, and my head hasn’t been in pottery space. So this morning I decided to JFDI. If you don’t you get out of the habit. And the longer you let it slide, the more difficult it is to get back in the groove, right? You get me. Also, there were a…

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Clean Desk – Clean mind?

Clean Desk – Clean mind?

Hi there Thanks for popping in. Just ticking lots of boxes for the Sunday 2-4pm TV show. What a state this place is in! Looks like a bomzitit!! You know what they say: Clean desk, clear mind. Mmmm. So, a cluttered desk like mine implies a cluttered mind? Well, in my defense, Albert Einstein had the very same thought on this subject as me! He gets me! And if Albert Einstein gets me, that’s good enough! We’ve got so many…

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