Well, I got a nice surprise text this morning from someone telling me there was a picture of me on the front page of the business section of our local paper! Hence I jumped out of bed and drove tot he local shop to buy up all the copies they had!!
It's the news we released a few weeks ago to the local press about our warehouse expansion. Following on from the recent developments in our company this year (we took on a whole new sales team of 6 people int he UK and 2 in Holland who are out 5 days a week working with our retail partners across the UK and Benelux areas), we're expanding our warehouse, packing facility and systems to accommodate the growth we're seeing already.
I showed Simon's mum and she came up with a cracking line - she asked what the 'investment in technical systems' was - if it meant we were putting Robot's in!?! (She looked a little disheartened when I said it was just big investments to improve our websites and software!!). I said who needs Robot's in our warehouse when we've got Simon's Dad in packing orders!! He's better than any Robot we could have!!
Anyway, I have to say a HUGE well done to my good friend Kirsty Wiseman who did an amazing job of managing to take this picture of me 2 weeks ago and do ti from such an angle so as not to accentuate my little bump! Although I have to say, when you know it's there I think it is just glaring you in the face! (but for all the other folks int he north east reading the paper this morning, they'll probably just think that the Crafter's Companion Founder is a little on the podgy side!!) Here's the original pic... (you'll see what I mean!!)