|Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on January 26, 2012 at 1:25 PM|
Well I have been incredibly busy since my last blah or update on the third of January.
We now have a total of six rescuers who are officially signed up. This includes Labrador retriever rescue society southern England, team Ilbrey, the deaf dog, network large breed dog rescue, Scritches rats and rodent rescue and finally GSD lifeline (though it must have taken me about three months again to fill is forming, but then he’s a man and men always take a long time over these sorts of things he needs organising.)
We have Carol and her crazy faces, facepainter extraordinaire, hmmm I need to decide if one face painter will be enough.
I have spoken to someone about further entertainment i.e. small bungeejumping things, you know, the ones with the trampolines underneath, rides, blowing up type things but he’s actually on holiday at the moment so I am loath to approach someone else until I’ve spoken to him, but as always I have a couple of fingers in pies, so to speak.
Businesses, include Brodie’s coffee shop with Malcolm (he he he he has promised me cups of tea all day, don’t suppose it takes a genius to guess where I’m going to put its stall)
We also have plush pet beds, have you seen them! Are they posh or what, those are nicer than some of my furniture!I have met Richard before and a nicer chap you couldn’t meet, so I’m very pleased that on that score.
We have has Caz Gail, from Phoenix trading cards. Some of those look fantastic.
And finally so far we have, photos @events who have very kindly offered as 20% of their profits, wow so huge big round of applause for them expect thank you. I also hear that there are actually very, very good at what they do after all, if you have a look at the websites they do do some fantastic photos.
I have had a bit of a quandary, I am utterly worn at the moment, I know that I want, more than anything else, to have a huge show which will almost teach the whole wide world. However, that does not take into account the practicalities of licensing!
Most of you know I’m dyslexic, most of you know I hate reading, and most of you know I have a fantastic new toy called Dragon speak which is in fact what I’m using now sadly however it does not read for me. Therefore, I have spent the past month reading, and reading some more, and suddenly even a bit more, hence the constant headaches. I have made phone call after phone call in an effort to stop the reading, but all boils down to the same thing.
We can pay approximately £21 for a fantastic little licence which will cover us for pretty much everything, including alcohol all music shows everything BUT we can only admit up to 499 people, and that includes the stallholders.
Of course, this isn’t enough that when enough. What am I thinking of. So what do I went off and I read some more and more all culminating in a headache of course!
In order to £500 people or more it will cost anything up to £1000 lots and lots of forms to fill out, I have to or someone has to do have a personal licence and do a course in order to get it for and pay for it. This can take up to 4 months by the way, there are more forms and there are more licences that have to be procured before you can apply for the main licence. I admit I stopped listening/reading at the point it said I had to do a course, me and teaching is a big no-no, it ain’t happening!
So I need a volunteer, to go and buy a clicky thing, and who will stand at the gate and clicky people in, thus we are clearly showing we are doing our duty and keeping to the rules.
Oooooh another favourite reading pastime, it’s been a bloody pain. I have had quotes starting at £50. that basically cover us for absolutely nothing, except they do point out that for any accident and every single accident – incident we pay the first £250!
And the most expensive would be approximately £1000, which will cover us for everything, including my fillings!
One of the reasons I spent so long doing this is because I was approached by a lady who, with her friends, wished to hire/pay/use up to 4 pitches/stalls. However, as they weren’t actually businesses but simply ladies who make things they didn’t have their own personal liability insurance so I had to look into whether ours would cover them would cover them in the event of an accident. The answer, which I have now found out, is no, unless of course I pay extra, which, considering we have approximately £30-£50 in the bank is unlikely.
So that story so far I have however, hopefully, done the plan of the field which I will try and post with this blah, any suggestions, comments, anything at all would be welcome.
It is also a sad time for me. I am finally, after many years forced to give up fostering dogs. My health has not been great and I’m simply unable to train/walk/care for the dogs as I have done in the past, though I was supposed to give up fostering this time last year I persuaded both my husband and my doctor that another year would make a difference but now it is clear even to me that I can no longer help the dogs so I have to put them first.
On a brighter note, because I have finally excepted this, we have a new addition to the family. As most of you know I love large breed dogs and primarily that’s what I’m used to. However, shock horror, I have fallen for a Jack Russell terrier cross chiwhawa, yup, even the Dragon doesn’t know how to spell that one! It’s true what they say, you fall in love with the dog, not the breed.
I’m sure it won’t be long before I stop posting photos of my three will add, the same as I had on the last blah, WE NEED FUNDS!
Poor Angela is working her socks off through eBay, bless her cotton socks but we still have so much to pay for including the license, the insurance, the toilets, two generators, advertising and PA system (one PA system. We are hoping to borrow the other well, who knows).
We also need some luminous jackets and practical stuff like that, including I think they’re called pig spikes and ropes.
For those of you who can come to the party on 11 February, just send me a note and I will give you my address etc as its £10 ahead and this includes a full buffet plus, puddings and cheeses and if needed a bed/sofa/floor for the night, do try to bring a bottle as that would really help. All proceeds go to dizzy as always.
So I ask again, as always, if you can, why not hold your own party. If you can’t cook it’s not a problem because you simply turn it into a bring and share, or have a coffee afternoon, I totally understand that in these times of need the rescues need money, and I accept that they take priority, but don’t forget us think about it. We have 50 members. If they could all just donate £1 that makes £50, five pounds each makes £250 and £10 equals £500. It’s not rocket science.
More importantly than money I hope that you all are beginning to understand the importance of Dizzy, how we teach others, that’s WE, US, yep YOU preferably by example as one great great man called Martin Luther King once said
“"Darkness is only driven out with light, not more darkness”
Read into this what you will, but to me it means to show others how to behave, to teach others using common sense, knowledge and right. For right, to me, it is the light we show by example, I try though it’s hard to see it by the way that I write, I try not to preach, I certainly don’t lose my temper, and I never, ever be-little anybody even if they are in the wrong. I try not to see them as people in the wrong. I try to see them as people who don’t know the truth. My job is not necessarily to teach them the truth. It’s to show them. It’s their job to either except it or not.
Light is goodness, is right, is admitting you are human, is admitting your mistakes and learning from them.
So, my lovely, wonderful, kind and sweet people, or in fact anybody who happens to be reading this, and is by now bored stiff and shocked at how one person can waffle to such a degree. I shall surprise you all by saying the word “nipple” . Now go away finds the money and educate people.
BIG HUGS AS ALWAYS xxxx
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