All Counties Craft Challenge Diary – At The NEC, Workshops A Go-Go and Maisy’s MOT.

November 14, 2016 — 7 Comments

Remember way back in the early days of the challenge and I introduced you to the Demented Cats?

Well, the lovely group has grown and invited me back to Royston. So that’s where Maisy and I headed on Saturday night.

More parking on the M25 and we made it in time for bed.

I think you may be starting to see why I don’t do such a great job of keeping up with emails now, lol.

Anyway, running workshops for groups has its own step-by-step route to success so I thought I’d show you just some of what’s involved.

Wake up time is often 6.30am. After that there’s some driving involved to get to wherever it is that Maisy and I are supposed to be.

Then:

Step 1 – unpack boxes and boxes, and some bags, of ‘stuff’.

All Counties Craft Challenge Diary

Step 2 – Get into venue and assess the situation.

All Counties Craft Challenge Diary

Step 3 – Set up tables and chairs.

All Counties Craft Challenge Diary

Step 4 – Set out supplies.

All Counties Craft Challenge Diary

All Counties Craft Challenge Diary

Step 5 – Make a mess and some pretty artworks.

Step 6 – Meet and fall in love with cute dog.

All Counties Craft Challenge Diary

Step 7 – Pack up supplies, tables, chairs, and repack Maisy.

All Counties Craft Challenge Diary

All Counties Craft Challenge Diary

Step 8 – Do silly group photo.

All Counties Craft Challenge Diary

Step 9 – Do sensible group photo,

All Counties Craft Challenge Diary

Step 10 – Drive off to next challenge

All Counties Craft Challenge Diary

Generally arriving at next destination in the early evening.

Phew, busy innit?!

The next destination in this case by the way is a garage near Brighton where Maisy is to have her MOT *queues dramatic music*

Long story short, sadly she failed it do currently I am taking refuge in a budget hotel until the morning when the garage ‘hopes’ to be able to have sorted things that need sorting,

Right, this just about brings us up to date I reckon so, as any good serial concludes, I have a cliffhanger for you.

Will I see Maisy again?!

Will Maisy get the operation that she so desperately needs?!

Will I get to Surrey in time for the three day workshop weekend?!

It’s a good job that I don’t live with a general anxiety disorder isn’t it … oh, wait, I do!!!

Eek!


Please don’t forget that I am doing this tour in order to raise awareness of mental health issues and to raise money for Mind, the mental health charity.

If you would like to contribute and help me reach that £20k target you can do so in three ways.

  1. Make a donation on my Just Giving page.
  2. Make a donation via the Create & Craft TV website, for an additional P&P charge of £2.99 you will also be sent an official challenge postcard colouring book.
  3. Attend a workshop. To find out if there is one coming up near you, please visit the itinerary page on this blog.

Thank you for reading and I’ll see you again soon.

7 responses to All Counties Craft Challenge Diary – At The NEC, Workshops A Go-Go and Maisy’s MOT.

  1. 

    Hello John, WOW that was an exhausting post to read. I can only say that Dec 17th and your last workshop for 2016 will soon be here. Then you and Maisy can go into hibernation until 2017. See you soon Susan

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  2. 

    Entertaining as ever, hope Maisie soon recovers from her operation, and your stress levels even out a bit. x

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  3. 

    Hugs to you and Maisie. Hope you’ve raised loads for all your efforts :)

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  4. 

    I hope Maisy made it through the MOT, looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.

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  5. 

    Really enjoyed the day at the Mulberry Bush on Saturday. Thank you John.

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  6. 

    Hiya John

    Oh yes, when you don’t want the stress it’ll come in two’s or threes every time! Hey at least you get a night of a luxurious flushing loo. I sure Maisy is in good hands though and will come through just fine. You’ve had a really busy week or so, hoping NEC was successful for fundraising. Looks like the workshops have been a lot of fun and I hope the next is just as successful.

    Take care of yourself, hugs, T x

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