This weekend marked something of a landmark. It was the first weekend that the Captain and I had booked in to trade at a canal event this year. When we sent off the forms it was unclear just how much I would be able to do, given that it was still fairly close to my surgery. However, I am pleased to report, as returns to work go, it was a triumph.
I did need to have a few nap-lets during each of the three trading days. And it is true, I did have a minor meltdown as we came to set up for our first day. But it felt really good to be back and doing something so normal.
We launched our Not Second Rate Raspberry & Rhubarb Jam in support of Breast Cancer Care’s Secondary Not Second Rate campaign and it went down a storm. Even the lovely Richard Parry, CEO of the Canal & Rivers Trust, bought a jar and went away clutching his Taking Care of Your Breasts leaflet. Two pounds from every jar we sell goes straight to Breast Cancer Care and at the end of the year, I will tot it up and announce the amount raised on our website & Facebook pages.
Finally, the Captain managed to make it into the local paper. If you want to read more, see here. I think I may need to remind him who’s business this is … 😉