I'm back on the Blog again and Why?
Because The Chinese have landed on the dark side of the moon?
No, because I have time, time to stop and think,
time to look back and reflect, and more importantly time
to plan ahead!
If you want to reach your ultimate goal
You need to plan ahead.
We love planning the year ahead, because we love to know how the year is going to pan out. (well that's the idea! )
We actually bought our 2019 year planner and diary back
in September last year!
Our biggest decisions have been:
A: Not to go on holiday for 10 day's
B: Not to apply for any of the big shows
C: Buy some more wheels for the school room
D: To offer a brand new service ( details to follow )
E: Write a diary throughout the year of our showroom
The last few holidays we've been on haven't quite gone to plan and we both said we could have explored more local areas and spent more time in our own home, which this year needs some new windows ( handmade of course ) and a new boiler! £££
The big shows are great but I get so uptight on the build up, that my simple pots are not good enough
that for us we have to make the harsh reality of adding up all the costs and deciding that yes we make money and yes we get to meet great customers, but we might just save a few bob.
Our school room continues to thrive with so many people coming for our lessons that have been recommended by friends. a small increase in spaces available will enable us to fulfill the ever increasing booking list.
I'm quietly excited about our new venture for 2019. We have close links with the interiors world as it's an area I spent most of my working life in before we started the pottery and it's putting that knowledge to the test that's going to be exciting!