Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Some food for thought.....................

What an interesting few days.

On Monday Di asked me to teach a class at the upcoming scrap retreat the shop is having in cojunction with Just Scrapbooking. YAY - I am thrilled :) :) :) I have come up with a LO with Doodling as the technique and have some great ideas that I can do :) I will not disappoint!!!!! Tell me what you think????? Which LO do you prefer??? My Quirks or Thanks for


However it has caused some ugliness in some people...... The shop did have a couple of other teachers that were to be doing a class at the retreat. Di contacted them on Monday and said that their services are no longer required - this is due to several reasons - they have decided not to teach at the shop until May so to spend more time with family (although by taking on several DT jobs in the last couple of months that rules that reason out!) and (making it hard to establish classes etc), the quality of the album that was presented to Di was perhaps not up to scratch for an ex SM Master - I would definately be disappointed if I did her class and that was what was being taught. Attitude was another point. All of this is a reflection on the shop which I think perhaps they have forgotten and that Di is the owner of the shop and can do as she thinks is best for her and her customers. As for time spent preparing for the retreat - only a few hours completing the mini album. Not really worth compensating for seeing the product etc was free and her choice as well. Also there are whisperings of them opening up an online scrapping store which is most definately a HUGE conflict of interest.

This is where I am disappointed at the ugliness in people. A post has been made in her blog that is very onesided and makes Di out to be the bad one in this. It creates an image of the shop and Di that is not correct. Unfortunately this is where people believe everything that is written in blogs and don't take the time to consider perhaps the whole story....... especially when what has been written could be borderline slander.

Anyway - just some food for thought lol!

Otherwise things are going well here - Chionia is now at daycare and I am enjoying my free (!) time - getting heaps of paperwork done and the little things like food shopping are getting done in half the time. Jess is really enjoying Yr 2, dancing has commenced again.

ANother couple of weeks before Gary heads up North again hopefully for the last time.

Me - busy!!!!!

Oh and while I think of it - someone mentioned that by having the video clip on my blog it will make it harder for you to load....... If it is please tell me and I will remove it! I don't think of these things lol!!



Julie said...

Hi there Mel,

It is always nice to hear both sides of a story. I do hope that the retreat issue can be sorted out without too much fuss.

The two pages look great. Think I like the second one best.

jodyg said...

That's a tough choice between those 2 LO's. I really like the MME one but that 2nd one is one of my favourite LO's of yours so I just can't pick. Maybe the first one for product availability.

Riss Plackett said...

I think 'Thanks'. It has lovely well considered composition, and a better choice of photo. It adheres to the Doodle theme nicely, and I love the white flourishes. But I don't know anything about scrapbooking - just a lay opinion!

Deanne (aka ~Dizzy~) said...

I like your THANKS one the best Mel !!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mel.........Love both, but the second one would be my fav!

Hope the retreat goes well...wish I could be

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