So, yesterday was International Women's Day, and not just any one either - 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of International Women's Days, which is pretty good going, I think you'll agree!
I made a sample card and stuck it up on the table (the idea was to make a card for a special woman in your life) and as soon as the first person started doing one a crowd appeared and they just couldn't get enough! There were stampers, stencils, embossers, glitter, flowers, glitter, plastic sticky gems, sparkly pens, glitter and more glitter! Some people made some really pretty cards and more than one person commented on how this card would save them a fiver in Paperchase come Mother's Day!
I got to go into the main event and listen to some of the speeches, and they were very interesting. The woman who runs The Key To Wealth Health And Happiness spoke for a while, and so did a local newspaper editor about how few women have places on boards of major companies across the UK, and how this needs to change. A woman did a funny poem about the menopause, and another did a short monologue as St Enoch, the mother of St Kentigern (more commonly known as Mungo, the patron saint of Glasgow, of course). Syma from the GWL talked the life-booking projects we did with the BME and Chinese communities. (She had photos on a slideshow up behind her, and at one point I was quietly chuffed to see myself plaster up on the big screen!)