Today’s blog is all about the importance of supporting local business … By the greatest stroke of good fortune we have finally found what we have spent 7 years searching for and only 30 minutes away! From now on Ian and Will at ClearWeb will be helping us with all of our website requirements. Not only are they friendly, helpful and immensely capable, but they are pretty much on our doorstep. Yesterday morning I had a crash-course with Will in the art of Twitter; once we have our Twitter account up and running, tweeting will be the order of the day, although I have been warned it can be addictive. If it’s good enough for Clarence House to use to announce the engagement of William and Kate, it’s good enough for me!
Discussions are continuing about The Spirit of Summer Show in Olympia in May – Lizzie’s Shepherd’s Hut in Sussex is a really exciting project that, we hope, is going to provide a central theme and the more we all talk about it, the better it gets. Lizzie and I have a shared affection for Siamese cats which is perfect really as yesterday I agreed with Will that my first “tweet” would be about pets….
Tomorrow night is our Fundraising Big Curry for the Army Benevolent Fund – slightly nerve wracking as there are now 60 people booked! The ABF do a simply amazing job of providing literature, balloons, placemats and all sorts to support The Big Curry. With a national target of £450,000 to raise this year, we will do what we can in Cliffords Mesne tomorrow night. Without the help of friends donating puddings, seedlings from their gardens and gifts of raffle prizes it would have been much harder work. Sebastian and Jack: I am really impressed with the fiendish Quiz you have devised! Here’s hoping we can reach our target of £1000 and for anyone who would like to make a donation, here is a link to the main site: http://www.soldierscharity.org/