200 followers - thank you all!

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Tegan Foley

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hello,

I am in a relatively happy mood today. I got in this morning and checked out Facebook page, and lo and behold! we now have 200 followers! I am so pleased! I was feeling a bit nervous as I had promised that we would get 200 followers by the end of September, and we were cutting it a bit fine. However, I had complete faith in you all and you have done us proud – many thanks again. Of course, now I am going to be pushing to get 300, or even 500. Let’s see what happens, but this is very encouraging news. Also, we ran some analytics on our Twitter page and activity is up there as well, so thanks again to all our faithful followers!

Following my last blog regarding the Christmas issue, I must say that it felt rather odd subbing Mark’s Christmas leader this morning! I know it is only 3 months away or so, but I can’t quite believe 2010 is nearly over. I am already thinking of new year’s resolutions and wondering what on earth I’m going to buy my family and friends… Perhaps I should turn them a present? How many of you are thinking of doing this? It’s a great way of using up scraps and off-cuts of timber, and of course, it is always lovely to get a handcrafted present. I know for a fact that Mr. Baker will be turning some presents this year.

Look out for Mark Baker and Nick Arnull’s article in issue 211 (Christmas) which gives you 10 different ideas for presents you can make your loved-ones. You’re bound to find something that takes your fancy, and it certainly won’t break the bank.

In other news, how many of you are going to the European Woodworking Show this weekend? Mark will be there as well as many other demonstrators, plus a large selection of trade stands and much more. If you haven’t heard about it already then you should take a look at their website. It promises to be bigger and better than last year, and is a must for those turners amongst you.

Anyway, I hope you are all keeping busy in your workshops. Remember to keep us posted as to any new items you make, or indeed, if you just want to get in touch. It is always a pleasure to hear from you.

Take care,

Tegan

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