Welcome to the Fairydust blog, with updates as to what's happening behind the scenes and just generally my busy days organising the lovely events, quite new to all this so any comments would be appreciated.
|Posted on 17 March, 2018 at 7:50||comments (0)|
Morning everyone The time now is 11.52am on Saturday 17th March 2018.
We recently had our PSYCHIC night on the 15th with the wonderful TRISHA HAVELIN stepping in for us after our booked mediums LILIAN & HARRY 0'DELL unfortunately had to cancel due to illness. We had approx 30 through the door on the njght which is fairly quiet for us. January we had 64 and February we had around 39 so its not really going the right way honestly!! However I am confident that we will get our numbers up again to the high end especially with the amazing mediums we have coming up.
Our next event is the 19th April with the wonderful Robert Tweedie. His partner Emma also does spirit drawings. Rob has been to our club before and always got excellant feedback. Talking about feedback... you will notice I have updated the website today (hopefully) and you will see there is now a FREE INDEX tab for leaving reviews. Please do this if you have been to one of our events in the past as its the best recommendation we can get for others who may be thinking of coming along. Plus we woud love to hear what you have thought of the event and if you think we need some improvements do tell us so we can make this happen!
Upgraded our FREE INDEX account now and if you want to have a look at the profile here is the link: https://www.freeindex.co.uk/profile(fairydust-events)_662744.htm" target="_blank">http://https://www.freeindex.co.uk/profile(fairydust-events)_662744.htm
We also have our SPRIT TO SPIRIT event coming up next month on the 26tth - we currently only have 8 TICKETS remaining on this one before we sell out and its a fantastic night, with our usual stalls and 4 MEDIUMS to see its great value for money.
Also in April we have our 80's night.. now I need to ask everyone a question. I really don;t like cancelling events unless I have no other option, but this year so far I have had to cancel a LADIES NIGHT due to low ticket sales, and these tickets for the 80's night seem to be a bit slow at the moment, now i am NOT cancelling at the mo for this but i need your help... the prices do reflect how much it costs to put on one of these events, and to be fair, Fairydust is all about raising money for ABF The Soldiers Charity this year so we need to make sure we have something to give them. Our Ladies Nights are on average £14 a ticket and the 80's night is £8. Do you think that this price is fair? Can you think of any reason why we would not sell at this? If the events are not for you what would you like to see us do for you?
We are happy to put on any event that our customers would like but we do need the tickets to sell. Any feedback on this would be great thank you
Well I need to sign off shortly as off to work in my other job at the local Travelodge for a 12 hour shift the joy!! Not even had chance to work on my travel for the last few days so that could well be Tuesday now!
A few people have asked me how much we have raised so far this year. Last year though we gave over £1k to the charities we helped it cost me that much to run it for the year, so I have done this year slightly differently, everything goes in the pot from each event, all the expenses go out such as the cost of running this website, the flyers, business cards and in December what is remaining in the bank which I am hopeful will be a good amount will go straight to the charity. As much as I love Fairydust and what we do I can't afford to run it myself from my own pocket, hopefully everyone will understand this and continue to support us for the rest of the year. Fairydust always has been and always will be NON PROFIT so the only thing that is EVER deducted is the running costs only. I don't take any sort of salary and have no intention of doing so for the future.
Long post for me this one on the blog think I might be getting the hang of it! Thanks for following and reading if you have and will catch up with you all very soon.
Have a lovely Saturday and stay warm as its FREEEEZZZZIIIINNNGGG !!
|Posted on 14 March, 2018 at 18:35||comments (1)|
Well the time now is 22.37pm on Wednesday 14 April. If you had asked me this morning if I planned to do much more with Fairydust, honestly... I am not sure what the answer would have been.
My mediums contacted me first thing this morning to let me know that they were unable to attend tomorrow night due to illness. I wish them a speedy recovery with lots of healing being sent and I know they would not cancel unless they had to... but being purely selfish for a minute my first thought was where who do I ring with 24 hours to go!!!!
However I am very lucky to know a lot of amazing platform mediums and luckly the wonderful Trisha Havelin has agreed to step in last minute to do our event tomorrow. I will be honest I am a little bit exicted!! Trisha is a fantastic medium and when she has done our club before the response has been amazing from our guests and she is definately one of the best, so its something you WILL not want to miss especially at just £5 on the door.
So after picking myself up and dusting myself off I have been busy doing some more adverts for us and also I contacted quite a few local businesses today one of which The Escape Room has kindly offered to support us with vouchers for their Laser Tag as raffle prizes which I will be picking up tomorrow all being well, so all in all its not turned out to be such a bad day when you consider how it started!!
Plus worked on the holidays today with my business and did a couple of bookings there two so not bad overall. I did want to share with you a video if I can from the chairty we are supporting for 2018, and this is why when I get low I realise just how important what everyone does is. You will find it on our ABF THE SOLDIERS CHARITY tab above. Whether you are a guest, a medium, a stallholder, an artist you all play a vital role and it would not happen without you so thank you. xx
I am looking forward to tomorrow now and hope that you can come along.
I am signing off for my bed now as been a very long day, but sweet dreams from myself and Tinkebell and I will catch up with you all very soon xxx
|Posted on 21 February, 2018 at 8:25||comments (0)|
Well, you may notice that my times are all over the place when posting, can I please clairfy the time is now 13.27pm on Wednesday 21st February 2018. I have not fallen into another time sector as for some reason when posting it says I am in America / New York, if any of you out there use Vistaprint and have any ideas on how to change this let me know as as the minute a little lost!
Been busy this morning, took a while to get going, not going to lie as currently full of cold (sneeze!!)... Done accounts for Fairydust and there are up to date yippe!! for another couple of weeks at least, and also being creative and designed this little gem (attached) which is going on social media and of course this lovely website.
On nights at Travelodge tonight so at some point I do need to sleep, but i did want to ask all you lovely people that visit us, if you have any sugestions on how the web can be improved at all I am aways open to suggestions. I don;t pretend to be an IT expert by any stretch and literally do learn as I go, so if there is somehting I am missing give me a tip and I will alter the pages accordingly.
Now have the joy of facing our own home accounts so will get stuck into those and may be back on later. Always seems to be jobs for Fairydust to do though as I also have all the stalls to contact for our next event in March plus we do have some big events coming up over the next couple of months. Also thinking Ladies NIght again but would have to be end of the year, as the one i have had to cancel for 23rd February was just too stressful altogether, with the venue change and the ticket sales being slow, these events though i love them dearly are not cheap to put on and as Fairydust was set up to help charities if we don;t raise funds it sort of makes it not as worthwhile, though raising awareness is amazing and I do hope it helps all concerned.
Got a lot to think about and do so I better get back to work peeps but hope you are enjoying the website and blog and I am sure I will get better as time goes on hopefully!
|Posted on 21 February, 2018 at 0:05||comments (0)|
Well thought it was about time after 2 1/2 years of running Fairydust that I set up a Blog!
Not really done these before and its all new to me but I guess its just letting eveyone know what's going on and what i have been doing to promote and build events for you, so here goes.
Honestly you know when you have a lazy day well I hate to say but that is me right now. Went to awareness class at Blackpool Spiritualist Church last night for my mediumship and feeling slightly drained today. Working this afternoon at Travelodge as that's how I earn and still have the accounts to do for Fairydust yet ouch! But... sorting out the office from last week and done some banking so at least that's a start! If anyone has done blogs before and has any tips for me would be glad to hear them. Also doing another blog as well for my travel business Flip and Flop Holidays so think may well get used to this in time... www.flipandflopholidays.co.uk Catch up with you all later and the sun is shining so enjoy the day xxxx Sarah