Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Arrival VT - Day one at Hochanda

haha, I had to share this, as it makes me giggle, and you can see Adam, Ben and Aide who appeared on my earlier blog photo's as well - so many old chums from C&C :)  Well done to lovely Rich, who filmed and edited it.  The arrival!!

video

I had a brilliant day today, and I need to say a huge thank you to everyone for their kind messages.  I received so many, it was incredible.  Thank you.  

I was so nervous this morning, but after my first full hour, I did settle down and eventually felt like I hadn't been anywhere!  I loved working with Sarah, she reminded me that I was her presenter on her first show on C&C - how wonderful that she repaid the favour, and was my first guest on Hochanda.  She's so talented, I gained loads of idea's from her!  I'll be using a few of those on my blog posts :)

It's been lovely reading all your kind wishes and good luck messages - and I was interested quite a few of you commented on the postage charges.  I know Hochanda are trying to sort this out - and offer more choice.  I also know they elected to use DPD, as people used to complain so much about unreliable deliveries from other orders they had placed.  However, I have been thinking, and I feel Hochanda Freedom does sound like a good deal.  If you were likely to buy multiple items in a month, then it's completely worth going for, as you can cancel it at the end of the month, and take it out again when there's something else you want to go for. It does depend how often you purchase though, of course.  Anyway, That's the extent of my mathematics for one day.  And then extent of my ability to think for the evening.

I was going to share more, but I'm afraid I'm literally falling asleep whilst I'm writing, so I'll share a little more tomorrow.  I'm back on air at 9am.....hope you will be able to join me there :) xx



22 comments:

Kay Carley said...

I wondered what had happened to you! Hochanda are lucky to have you :) x

Jacki Daniels said...

So glad your first day went well here's to many more x

Jeanette Butler said...

I had to record today's shows but will be watching tomorrow's plus catching up on today's. Glad it all went well for you. Very happy to have you back. Agree with you on the postage/membership suggestion. DPD are a good delivery firm with emails and texts to notify to of delivery times and the ability to provide an alternative neighbours address upto an hour before delivery. But it can be expensive so membership is a good option with no long term commitment. See you tomorrow xxx

Shirley T. said...

So glad the day went well. Didn't Hochanda do well getting an award so soon after opening. DPD are brilliant, always on time and such a lovely man that delivers. I have joined the Freedom club which has saved me loads on delivery.

Much love,

Shirley T.

Christine Cummings said...

Oh, GOOD LUCK Lovely Bubbly Leonie, i really miss you so will have to Check it out tomorrow xx

Clare Rouse said...

Well done leonie. You looked fabulous! It was fitting that you were with Sarah. I remember reading how nervous she was on her first day at c&c,and how you helped her through. Much love x

Clare Rouse said...

Well done leonie. You looked fabulous! It was fitting that you were with Sarah. I remember reading how nervous she was on her first day at c&c,and how you helped her through. Much love x

hollyberry said...

Loved having you back on the TV. Agree Hochanda are lucky to have you but hope that you will be happy there. So glad you enjoyed your first day,despite a few nerves.
Here's to many more good days and inspirational shows!

Kitty Davies said...

Hi Leonie.
It was brilliant seeing you back on the television.
Good luck and have lots of fun. Sarah is a very talented lady too. The shows were great.
take care Kitty.

Pauline preece said...

Congratulations Leonie. Your first show at hochanda was full of enthusiasm,confidence and your infectious personality. Hope you have many happy years at hochanda,keep up the brilliant work. Pauline.xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Leoni and well done on your first day with Hochanda. I really enjoyed seeing you and watching the shows with Sarah, lots of tips and techniques. The pace is slower and gives more time to really see what can be done with demonstrations of the products.x

Jackie S * said...

great first day Leonie and so pleased you are with Hochanda, a few of my faves are already there, Clarity and Creative Expressions to name just a couple. Jackie - Highlands x

MFM said...

Great to see you back.
Glad you raised the postage issue.
It is important to have a good deliver company, but Hochanda need to explain it to to the crafters. I personally do not like to join up to monthly fees and I think a lot of people are the same. I hope a compromise on good service and lower costs cn be found.
Love M F M

A Happercrafter6 said...

Hi Leonie. I saw you arrive at Hochanda but unable to watch any shows yesterday. Good luck with your new venture - great to have you back and I hope we see loads of you crafting.
P and P is horrendous on many items - r puts me off Hochanda.
Jan
Northampton.

Debs said...

So brilliant to see you back where you belong Leonie - entertaining and educating the crafty nation - it may even persuade me to watch Hochanda now!!
You will be the main of the channel for sure - they are so lucky to have you.
All the best for the future.
Debs xx

Anne said...

Good to have you back on our screens, Leonie. Really looking forward to your own shows.

Anne (Northampton)

rolfi said...

Good to see you again and a wonderful welcome-video!!!
Rolf xxx

ginny c said...

Loved your entrance yesterday those heels did you keep them on all day. Have missed you, watching you now with Lisa. Hochandra does give you a variety of shows, and great demos can't wait for your 2 hour show, Best Wishes ginny

joyce said...

Loved your spectacular arrival-bet those shoes didn't stay on long!Recorded all your shows and watched at leisure.Some brilliant hints and tips in the demos.Really liked the look of the rice paper but sorry couldn't pay £3.95 for 7 sheets of paper that weigh virtually nothing!Will just have to try and fashion something vaguely resembling rice paper??????Keep on crafting Leonie-loving your bubbly personality.Joyce xx

Su said...

Great start Leonie!

Tilly Rose said...

Well done you on your first day!!!!
loving those kitten heels lady
Tilly x

Anonymous said...

Lovely to see you back on TV just like to say your the icing on the cake at Hochanda your a little gem and I don't think you miss the other channel.