Thursday, 2 November 2017

Set to entertain and serve...

Hi there,
Thanks for popping in !
Here we are at the NEC, all set to entertain.

(There is super free WIFI here, so I shall blog in the mornings, before the show begins while we’re here, said the opportunist)

The stand is huge and beautiful.
You cannot imagine how much work goes into the planning and prepping before we even get here! (said the control freak)


Rosie is all set to entertain across the way.
She will be doing FREE Make & Takes all day every day 
(said the grateful friend).


So here’s the Clarity Crew, from left to right:

Jayne, will be on the till 
(she who is usually in charge of all HOCHANDA TV dispatch) 

Lisa, will be helping and serving customers
(she who designs Stamps and Groovi, and runs the printer plotters at work)

Maria, will be demonstrating all things stamps and stencils.
(she who usually presents on TV and advises)

Heather, will be helping, serving and restocking  
(she who runs around like a headless chicken to help everyone)

Rosie, will be running Make & Takes 
and doing a LIVE TV SHOW Friday at 12noon
(she who usually presents on TV and advises)

Yours Truly, who will be signing calendars, drinking coffee, chatting, and generally having fun.

Dave, who will be competing with Jayne at the tills, because I said the one who sells the most new calendars can have Monday off!

Paul, will be demonstrating all things Groovi and Parchy.
(Mr Pergaman, TV star and all round good egg)



So yes, we are set to entertain and serve.
(said the very, very proud Mum)

Love & Hugs,
Barb
xxx

43 comments:

  1. Wow! That's an amazing stand! Have a great day everyone!
    And is Rosie's hair a bit pink? Or is it just the lights?
    Love and hugs Xxxx

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  2. And I bet Len is the one taking the photo!! Lol. What a fabulous team - see you all on Friday - make sure you save me a calendar!! Xx

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  3. Looking forward to Saturday x

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  4. I love your blog.
    It’s going to be a hugely busy day even if I can’t be there to add to the numbers. 😢😢 Enjoy.

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  5. WOW WHAT AN AMAZING GROUP AND A LOT OF CLARITYSTAMP GOODIES IN ONE PLACE.. I THINK MY HUBBY IS GLAD I'M BED BOUND WHEN I SHOW HIM PICTURES OF PLACES LIKE THIS AND SAY "I WISH I COULD GO THERE" .. I KNOW HE'D TAKE ME IF I COULD GO . AND JUST TAKE MY BANK CARD OF ME.. AND HE'D DO THE SHOPPING LOL.. I'M ONLY JOKING. HE'S VERY GOOD TO ME. ON OUR PENSION.AND I CAN BUT DREAM OF THE NEC AND OTHER WONDERFUL CRAFT SHOWS.. HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME EVERYONE WHOS GOING. AND ALL THE CLARITY TEAM WHO HAVE WORKED HARD TO PUT IT TOGETHER
    LOVE BARBARAXX

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  6. Wow! I’m fit to burst with excitement �� I’m coming tomorrow with a list!! I hope there’s plenty left!!

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    1. Love your “ramblings”! Great stand and we appreciate that it takes many hours of behind he scenes work to bring us the goodies

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  7. Wow! What a great stand, all the fab products and of course a great team! Have fun! xx

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  8. It looks fab, wish I could go. You should be proud too, a wonderful group of people, your extended family. Have a great time xx

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  9. Stand looks great, Clarity crew fab as always and hope you've invested in some roller skates for Heather as she's always 'on the go' yet still manages a lovely smile! I'm sure Rosie's 'M&T's' will go down a treat and good that you can give your neck/shoulders a bit of a rest...that said I'll bet you itch to get your hands on a brayer-lol! Good luck to the whole team, look forward to hearing the news each day and am ready poised to order my new calendar...New papers/parchment should be here tomorrow xxx

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    1. Haha Su! I was just about to ask if Heather had got some roller skates, after seeing her in action at Leyburn xx

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    2. Enjoy your new goodies. I till haven't used everything I got at Leyburn xx

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  10. It's all looking beautiful Barbara - showing Team Clarity at it's best, as always. Wish I could be there, but my credit card is breathing a sigh of relief! That said I am looking forward to seeing the new goodies that Rosie will be showing on TV! Have a wonderful and successful time all of you, love and hugs Gilly xxx

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    1. Hi bloggy friends - beautiful sunny weather here today and a little bit warmer too. We went out earlier, Neill had an eye-test and then we had to choose new frames. Met up with a couple of friends - in passing - which was lovely! Now back home and deciding what to do this afternoon. Love and hugs to you all, Gilly xxx

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    2. Hi Gilly,
      Yes, lovely day up here too. It's always nice to meet up with friends isn't it? It was swimming for us first thing and then I've been making some CCards this afternoon. Sending love and hugs to you both, Alison xxx

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    3. Hi Gilly we had fig here this morning but the sun has come out now, enjoy your day xxx

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    4. Hi Gilly, sounds like you're having a good day xx

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  11. The set up looks terrific Barbara and love the photos including one of you all, you do make such a wonderful team! I was hoping that I might get there to see you but hubby thought it was rather a long way for a day trip, so sadly it isn't possible, but I'm sure everyone who is going will have a wonderful time, and that it will be a big success. I am really looking forward to seeing Rosie tomorrow, and then you on Saturday on the Hochanda live programmes. x

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  12. That looks a fabulous stand and wonderful photo. Hope there is a little bit left for me on Sunday when I will be there with my girls. I would like to do a make and take which means they will probably join me, all newbies to Groovi. Going to be great fun. Your team are amazing no wonder you are so proud of them. xx

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  13. Hello Barbara

    The stand looks amazing..............but it always does!

    Wishing you all a fantastic show and look forward to your 'report' at the end.

    Lol Barbara (Worcestershire) xx

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  14. Hi Barb,
    The stand looks massive and fantastic. Lovely photo of the gang too. Looking forward to both shows - can't wait to see the New Groovi plates - love Charles Rennie Macintosh- and of course the new calendar. Hopefully there will be some left for those of us who can't attend NEC. Hope everything goes well, love and hugs Alison xxx

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    1. Hi bloggy friends,
      Hope you are all as well as possible. It's been a lovely day here although it is now starting to cloud over. Swimming for us this morning which was good although the pool was so hot! Swimming towards the deep end there was a cool spot in the water which was lovely! It's always hard to keep going when the water is more like a bath. Anyway arrived home to ring 2 parcels - 1 sparkle pens from Crafters Companion and the other a small one from Clarity with Tina's new ii book, another one to come tomorrow ( ooh!!) . Had a coffee whilst looking through book - fabulous designs. Christmas cards this afternoon - got another 10 done. I'll soon be able to concentrate on my Groovi ones instead of die cut ones which I'm looking forward to. Sending love and hugs to you all, Alison xxx

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    2. Glad you are on track for surgery, well done. We've been so busy clearing up leaves and cutting do9wn things in the garden that I haven't made any cards for a while - my hands are itching lol xx

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  15. Hi Barbara
    The stand looks amazing, well done to you all for your hard work setting up. It's great to put the names and faces together, go on be a devil and let them both have the day off on Monday but don't tell them until they finish on Sunday! Has the lovely Heather got cake stashed away for you all too, she was going round at Leyburn with goodies to keep you all going. Hope you have a great time today.
    Love Diane xxx

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    1. Heather makes delicious cakes, we are sometimes lucky as she brings some to Maria's class for special occasions xx

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  16. All looks wonderful and I'm sure everyone there will have a great time. So looking forward to seeing the new designs and a peep at the calendar too. Enjoy yourselves x

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  17. I'm missing it already! Normally we would have been there all day and be there again tomorrow. But the money just isn't there this year and my sister must come first. Hope you have a great time

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  18. Great to see you all, just wish I could get to meet you in person. It al looks good and I am sure you will get lots of visitors. Have fun hope it all goes well xxxxx

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  19. Wow the stand looks fantatstic. Love the photo too. I'm sure everyone will appreciate the chance to chat with you this year and you have a fantastic team. I hope all goes well, the shows are on record xx

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  20. Wish I was there but work beckons. Demos on Tv this week were absolutely marvellous. That's my Xmas list sorted.
    Love Anne(Reading)

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  21. Now I know what you and Carole meant at the retreat when you said I reminded you of Heather; a definite resemblance. Hope all goes well and there are no collapsing stands this time. Look forward to the live shows.xx

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  22. Hello Barbara

    Very excited and looking forward to tomorrow. The stand looks fantastic. Tell Paul, please, I am bringing him some sustenance to keep him going.

    See you in the morning.

    Love
    Roz.x

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  23. I hope everyone - Barbara and your team and all the Clarity customers - has a good time there. One year I may join you! Mxx

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  24. What a wonderful team, hope you've had a good day today, special hello to Heather xx

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  25. have a great show. i can't make it this time, hugs xx

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  26. What a fabulous stand. Wish I could come and shop but it's too far away for me. Have a wonderful time and look after that neck. Have you tried some physio, it works for me xx

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  27. Love to you all fantastic team all so lovely wish could come see you all hope your day was good be watching in tv big hugs xxx

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  28. Love to you all fantastic team all so lovely wish could come see you all hope your day was good be watching in tv big hugs xxx

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  29. Love to you all fantastic team all so lovely wish could come see you all hope your day was good be watching in tv big hugs xxx

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  30. Hello Barb and crew, love the pictures, what an amazing stand. Hope that it all goes well, you are a great team along with the rest of the Clarity family back at base. Bx

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  31. Wish I could have been there! Miss you guys & gals a lot xx

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Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x