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@Danny RnH - yes let's do that. Supplies are good, thanks - Giles bought 3 more bottles of white wine today, not exactly a business essential, but it definitely helps with the anxiety!

General Chat / Re: Cheer for P
« on: Today at 11:08:07 am »
Thanks, again dear @twin - I am hoping the sun will come out this weekend so I can take some cheery photos of the garden for you!

General Chat / Re: IHUK - A day in the life of....
« on: Yesterday at 08:32:21 pm »
I think he did use the duck word a few times whilst getting back into it...  :D

Thanks for update, @Danny RnH - as you say, good communication is key, and it just so happens that we love talking to you, so it's a bonus to stay in touch even more often  :-*

Good luck with everything.

« on: Yesterday at 08:23:36 pm »

With you all x x x

General Chat / Re: ***Happy Birthday***
« on: Yesterday at 07:49:42 am »
@georgeel - wishing you a happy birthday, I hope you have a good day, despite the current circumstances.  Sending love to you both x

Nice - if very different - tactical suggestions @Snowy and @Seul  :D

Happily I think we'll be fine getting the loan, just may take time because we entered this strange phase of our business life in a strong position, my bank manager will understandably be prioritising the businesses who need the dosh soonest.

General Chat / Re: HAYIT - How Are You Isolating Today.
« on: April 01, 2020, 09:16:51 am »
Thanks @steelworker  :-* :-* :-*

Actually @Seul I think you have the best bargaining tool... Belgian beer  ;D

The Resource Centre / Re: Random questions to which you seek an answer
« on: March 31, 2020, 08:30:39 pm »
Thanks @Chris - I appreciate the love because Giles has offered to cut my hair, several times recently, and I'm getting a little nervous...  ???  I think he's planning to use a cutthroat razor...


Y'all don't deliver at home per chance?..  ;)

I think what @Giles meant to say was that if you place a huge IH order, you might find a free loaf of bread included...

 :D :D :D  :D

General Chat / Re: HAYIT - How Are You Isolating Today.
« on: March 31, 2020, 07:56:54 pm »
Pity me please, I am stuck with him at home 24/7  ::)

Thanks all for your encouragement and support  :-*

As G said we've never expected or encountered anything like this before.  One of the questions from the bank about the emergency loan was:

"When the Pandemic is resolved, how long do you believe it will take you to start recovery?"

I found that tricky to answer.  I wanted to say "We've no bloody idea when it will be resolved, so I've no bloody idea!"

Instead I wrote "Another difficult question to answer, because none of us knows when the Pandemic will be resolved.  If we base this on a period of 4-6 months before the Pandemic is at least considered “under control” then we should be able to start to recover quickly.  We expect to keep our staff team intact and motivated, and we are extremely fortunate to have a very large, loyal, international customer base." Which is the truth, and we're very grateful for it.

If they ask any more impossible questions, I might be reaching out to you guys to help with my responses!  :D

General Chat / Re: HAYIT - How Are You Isolating Today.
« on: March 31, 2020, 07:29:07 pm »
Lovely family photos @Cole and @neph93 - can't imagine how tough it must be keeping the kids occupied and using up all that energy that we envy!

Since we were able to re-integrate with Alex and Kira last Friday (14 days after coming home from Japan) it's been lovely, I am now living (isolating) with 3 excellent and enthusiastic cooks - amazing home made bread, banana cake, curries, breakfast burritos - last night Kira's scrumptious fish tacos.  Suffice to say, if we don't watch out, when international travel opens up again G and I will need to book 2 seats... each. 

So today I set Giles a challenge - "stairing each other out" - which means we have to climb from the lower ground floor to the top floor, marking up the score sheet on the top landing each day to keep tally of our efforts.  Today's results:


In all fairness, Giles has been at IHUKHQ today doing the hemming, and is now cooking (again), so I guess we need to review results in a week or so (and if I never post more about this, you'll know we're both a couple of lazy, fat feckers)  :D

World Tours / Re: The Mad Red Motherf**ker World Tour.
« on: March 31, 2020, 07:07:03 pm »
You are a tour god @trail and arrow I bow down and abase myself before your glory.

@neph93 has put it perfectly, we are not worthy...!  :)

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