Its been a funny old week with lots of highs and lows. I'll give you a bad news sandwich shall I? Isn't that what they did with Gordon Brown - start with some good news, drop in the bad news and then finish with some more good news!
The craft event at the Kite Festival is definitely happening and we can start contacting people this week. Woo hoo. I had a great meeting on Monday in Bristol (which I drove too!!) and we are all set to go. Only thing we need now is a snappy name for it. Craft market or craft marquee just doesn't do it for me. I want a name like Stitch and Bitch or Handmade Nation or my latest favourite Swine Club (sewing with wine). So come on guys I need you to come up with a name for me. I promise that if anyone comes up with a name that we end up using I will send them a little something to say thank you. It'll have to get past my 2 colleagues first though! Although the craft market will be a part of the Kite Festival I think that it needs a bit of its own identity too and as the Kite festival attracts lots of trendy 30 somethings it needs to be a bit funky. So get your thinking caps on - I know that you won't let me down! Jon suggested 'Make and Bake' - which might work if we could get a nice little stall selling cupcakes in the marquee??
The bad news is that my little local pre school that I love is really down on numbers for next September and we are having to think about making some of the staff redundant. Its so horrible. I thought being on the committee would be about running cake stalls not making people lose their jobs. Thats been pretty horrible this week. Any ideas on how we can get more children welcome. We are doing a leaflet drop at the week-end. Last year we were over subscribed!! Not sure what is going on but its not good.
On a lighter note Izzy is starting school in September and this evening we went for a visit. It was sooo exciting. Me and my fellow pre school mums spent the whole evening squealing with excitement. We've got all our dates now AND a uniform list! Its a catholic school which will be a bit strange for me as I am not religious in any way but it has an outstanding ofsted and a really lovely feel to it. Jon was bought up catholic so the religious aspect is much more familiar to him than me. Can't wait to tell Izzy all about it tomorrow.
Looking forward to hearing those names!!