2015 is already shaping up to be a fantastic year, and after only two months.
I hope you’ll all forgive my silence this past week, I’ve been recovering from a rather frantic February, by topping up my goggle tan in the Arlberg mountains and having someone else do the cooking for a change (more on our fantastic experience with Scott Dunn in a later blog).
First things first – thank you. A massive thank you to everyone who supported our Kickstarter campaign. We had our target of £12,500 in the bag 62 hours before the deadline which is incredible, and although we didn’t quite hit our ‘stretch goal’, the final sum raised amounted to £14,487 which is again, incredible.
Hitting our target early meant all 80 backers bagged themselves an invitation to our ‘Pig Day Out’ – a day of great food, drink and company, hopefully in the sunshine but more than likely under umbrellas. We’ve had some extra post deadline support so can now ‘go the whole hog’ (too much?) and get our hog roaster ordered asap.
Didn’t manage to pledge in time? Fear not, we shall be making tickets available to purchase online, once we have a date set which suits our backers.
In the meantime, a quick catch up on where we are with ‘The Unit’ aka Russell Up/TECC HQ:
We managed to get our hands on the keys a little earlier than planned so along with some easily persuaded muscle, we have been pulling up floors, breaking down walls and filling up skips with all the garbage from No. 12. After that, the priority was: kettle, mug, coffee.
The current challenge is removing dried on carpet adhesive from the concrete floor. This is even less fun than it sounds. Once the new floor is down, we can paint, clad the walls, plumb in the sinks, and finally get the extractor canopy fitted.
The fact that I can condense this process into one sentence does not mean this is simple. There are a lot of little steps, and hidden obstacles for us to overcome in the next few months; we can’t wait!
Thank you once again to everyone. We are looking forward to seeing all of you at one of the events.