Greetings from terminal 3 Manchester airport enroute to Kolkata via KL.
Last week I was telling you about my top 3 dosh deals at Ancient Wisdom. You can read it here.
Sow what you reap.. Can mean two things. You can sow trouble and discontent and for sure it will come back to bite you. Or you can sow creative seeds that hopefully grow into new products and projects making the world a better place.
It's 6am and I'm a bit bleary-eyed, after a hectic few days at HQ in Sheffield. So many projects and not enough time. But below (after my ramblings) you can see some of the fruits of our hard work.
Now it is time to sow some seeds, I'm armed with ideas, designs and samples of new products we want to develop. Here is the plan.
First stop Kolkata, jute and cotton products, then to Delhi ethic bags and stuff, then Agra home of the Taj Mahal and but also home to soapstone and marble artisans. Back to Delhi and then an Airasia flight to Ubud, Bali and carved wooden gifts.. and oh so much more.
I only have time to start projects just a few days here and there. Planting seeds. It takes time, love and attention to get products to fruition. So later samples will come, revisions made, designs adjusted..
I will come back.. But after Bali to China. Tomas our design and marketing guru will be there already also planting seeds. Then after some time in China.. Back to Bali and India and then back to UK by early October. Where hopefully will be results of previous seeds.
That's the plan. Are you coming?
More news next week.
Last minute update..
Just after I wrote this I boarded the flight to Amsterdam. Then all hell broke loose in Sheffield, I received news just as we took off.. . Police cordoned off the area around our warehouse with reports of gunmen in the area.
Obviously the flight was stressful, and as soon as I arrived in Amsterdam I got the more info.
I have now been informed that the area has re-open and we gained access to our warehouse and offices. Following the search and enquiries, police say they're confident there is no substantive evidence to this report and want to reassure the public there is no threat or danger following the incident.
But I'm totally overwhelmed by the messages of support from our customers, my phone is vibrating every second. Thanks it's very heart warming. Your great. Love back to you all.
10 minutes ago Katka from AW messaged me.. Where is the love?
Now a flood of love from you guys.. It is here! Thanks. God bless you.
Gotta go we are taking off.