What a lot of shopping this weekend.
First of all it was the table top sale to raise funds for TKOE. Lots of people there, so I’d like a big shout out thank you to everyone who ran a table or who came and bought. And especially to the people who did both. Sylvie, Liv (Sylvie’s friend) and Corinne (Rosie’s friend) helped run the TKOE stall, which was especially loaded not just with TKOE goodies, but with some beautiful plants donated by Trudy and Andrew and some stonkingly good cakes and biscuits made by Lizzie and Tom (with a bit of help from Alison). I’d like to publically apologise to anyone who had a biscuit with some attached soil. Perhaps the table layout wasn’t the most sensible, but we’ll know for next time. I’ll let you know how much the total event raised, but our stall alone made a very tidy sum indeed.
Next up, after a good night in The Fleece at Bretforton, was Bristol today. Sylvie has done all her xxxxxxxxx shopping. I can’t say the word, having accidentally let it slip on Friday. If I do say it, an elf will die. But anyway, she has, and we are all very relieved for her.
Then you all have been shopping and shopping and shopping in the TKOE shop, which has been very crowded at times in the past couple of days. Thanks for all the tea towel pre-orders. They will be with you as soon as we have the stock in. Meanwhile, if you ordered anything else, it’ll be in the post tomorrow. Yes, I know some of you could wait to have it all in one go, but even the TKOE super administrator and stock room guru was worried about being confused.
And that’s not all the shopping stories. No, no, no. We’ve started looking at headstones. Look, I know I made a fuss about coffins and how we didn’t think in advance about those sort of things and we should. And I know some of you have now chosen your coffins and perhaps the world of coffin design has been challenged as a result and is changing its ways. But had I known about headstones, I would have saved my surprise for them.
I know everyone has their own unique tastes and that we should all be tolerant and all that. But I can honestly say I had never ever realised how totally terrible memorial monuments could be. I know, I know, there are nice ones. But at the moment I am enjoying being appalled. Have a look. Please. And let me know if you find any nice ones. We can’t put it up for a year, so there’s plenty of time to look around.