How is it Friday already? Days are rushing along. it is actually only 3 months till we should be given the Ripple Retreat and then pretty it up inside and really get started on the garden. Not long at all!
While Ian and I can and do work pretty hard on all things Ripple Retreat there are still lots of things It’s Good 2 Give to deal with too. Finally, finally, today we finished the filing – and how tidy the office looks now. I ordered little christmas trees today for our Xmas Afternoon Tea, worked on Blingo a wee bit, ordered lanyards, tried my hardest for hours to design an invitation and then decided that Event Brite was the answer – only to have it lose my first draft. That’s not fair, is it? Ok, I lost the first draft probably! Anyway, after 3 hours I got it done. Now to start sending it out. We are limited for space on the day itself so it will be a small affair.
I am also working on the four weeks we will be open to the public – well I say public – it still has to be by invitation – as space really is limited. But we do want as many people as possible to see what they have helped create. It’s a varied life at the moment for sure.
As I was tidying today I found our recycling box for mobile phones – it is half full and it would be so good to get it filled up and sent off – wee bit more money in the bank would be nice. So, if you have an old mobile, do send it our way!
Update on prize requests – the wonderful Rupert at James Morrow has offered prizes for events this year and I chatted to a new distillery in Callander who have offered to help us too. We are now up to 75 prizes in – only another 175 to get then! Again, if you know anyone who might donate a prize or experience or auction item or sponsor part of an event, oh please do send them my way.
I would also love to get more followers – on this blog, twitter (@itsgood2give) facebook, (itsgood2give), instagram (itsgood2give) so if you can help do that – it would be much appreciated.
My weekend plans include writing a newsletter, more prize request letters, writing a business plan for 2017/18, updating the website, and a lot of baking and soup making (for my parents and a friend in need of tlc).
Have a wonderful weekend folks but do keep reading!