Thanks for dropping in on Easter Bank Holiday Monday.
The sun is shining here in Kent,
and we are on our way out.
Let me quickly add to that!
We are on our way out for a walk along the train tracks.
The disused ones of course!
But before we set off,
I would like to thank you for joining us
on Create & Craft yesterday; never been so busy.
Ironically, last week I had said to Jayne at work
that it being Easter Sunday, I didn’t think the show
would be very busy;
that you would all be in CHURCH.
How wrong was I ???
So thanks for watching and supporting if you did,
and thanks for going to church
and representing the rest of us who didn’t if you did.
Now at the risk of getting slain by the haters myself,
I am going to bring this up.
To thine own self be true, Barbara.
There was a fair bit of negativity on various social network pages about the presenters yesterday. I find it very distressing that friends - and they are friends - who are helping me sell my stuff are being criticised and slated.
Those women are doing their job, and in my opinion,
(for all it’s worth) doing a very good job.
I have been on the presenting side, and it is no easy task.
Presenters on a shopping channel are there to drive sales;
that is their primary purpose.
The sales yesterday were phenomenal; they speak for themselves.
These people work so hard,
you cannot imagine the pressure they are under.
It’s all well and good to say, “Ah well, let the haters hate,”
but if it were going on in a school playground, with children,
what then? (I think it’s called bullying).
I just feel that no good comes of it.
I have had my share of shit flung at me too, over the years.
Whenever I have tried to defend myself, or others, the response is,
“Put yourself in the limelight and expect it.”
And all I’m saying is, there’s no need for it,
it serves no purpose, it feels awful
and it is soul destroying.
I can’t help the thoughts that come into my head,
but I don’t have to voice them all the time, do I?
So whilst I am pedalling away here in Crafty Blogland every day,
trying to be upbeat, nurturing, encouraging and positive,
it burns deep when my colleagues are attacked.
Be glad it’s not me they’re gunning for?
On a positive note,
I wanted to show you my little Easter decorations which have brightened the house for weeks actually!
But check out what this gentleman created in Germany:
Now that’s what I call special!
I wonder if he sucked them all...