Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Proud to be British... The royal jubilee #ckontour

What a wonderful weekend it's been. I hope you have all enjoyed yourselves as much as the Cath Kidston tour team have.

We came straight up from the Bath and West show to work at the jubilee festival in Battersea park. And what an amazing atmosphere it was!!! We all enjoyed the day despite the awful weather.

Then Monday we took part in the Clarendon Cross street party, notting hill, west London. It was a gorgeous little event. With everyone sharing nibbles and drinks, and in high spirits, singing the national anthem at the top of our lungs.

We had two amazing queens guards and I got to meet the amazing Cath herself!

Hope you all had a wonderful jubilee weekend guys! Smiles all round despite the rain!!!

Now here we are in Cornwall after our long journey and a good nights sleep, some of us are more awake than others!!!

:D xxx

Monday, 28 May 2012

And we are off again... #CKontour

Just thought I would give you all a quick update as I am going to be away for a month now and don't know how often I will be able to post! What a lovely week it has been, plenty of sunshine and seeing friends before I dash off on your again, and now here I am part 2 of the journey. I am on the train typing this to you and am so very excited to see all the team again. Have missed my little make-shift summer family!! Our first event of the July leg is the Bath and West show in Somerset... Pop by if you live near there! Come And see our beautiful van Vera Nellie and the CK on tour team! I will have a few visitors of my own this week as my aunty and uncle are planning to visit! Yayyy. Let's hope the sun sticks around. For today both the sun and I have our hats on :) smiles all round! :D xx Don't forget to keep posted with the most up to date info on twitter. @jadehudson2010 @ cath_kidston and on instagram : jadibaby

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Devon County Show... CKontour!

Well what a busy week it has been... The manic week prior to the first event including a lot of preparation... including shopping, packing and trying to decide what the weather was going to be like. 

Our first event was the Devon County Show... Which despite the weather not being great turned out to be an amazing success. We all worked really hard, but had a lot of fun as well. 

We had longer to set up this time than we will in the future just to get ourselves prepared for things to come, but I think we will manage well, as we all get on incredibly as a team.

 Our tents are incredible, huge Bell Tents, which I shared with Megan and Jess... lots of laughs.

Me scrap booking the CK way...

All the girls, and guys, are such good fun that it makes each and every day entertaining and worthwhile. 

We had amazing food cooked by the wonderful Dave, transfers and face painting for the kids, and big kids! And a face in the hole for tweeters! 

This time we were only away for a week, but as of monday I will be gone for one month, visiting the Bath and West show, Royal Highland show in Scotland, Vintage at Boughton House, and The jubilee parties in london. 

Keep ya posted...

Don't forget to follow me @jadehudson2010 and @cath_kidston and jadibaby on instagram for all the latest!! 

:) xxx

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Loveable... Just Loveable... Loveable Rogues

So, by now we have all seen them on BGT, but after having watching them on YouTube, it is safe to say they are beyond amazing, and far better than we even had a chance to see on BGT. 

Some of their own songs are incredible, and a girls dream to be on the receiving end of... some of them. :D 

Check them out for yourself and let me know what you think...

They have such character and are so ridiculously cheeky that you cannot help but love them... what a suitable name... LOVEABLE ROGUES :) It helps that they are all adorable and gorgeous...

I am now constantly on the look out for places they are playing as I can only imagine how amazing a live gig by them would be... please let me know if where and when if you find out! Definitely on my to do list...

Love Sick - Loveable Rogues 
Posh Girls - Loveable Rogues 
Say you love me - Loveable Rogues 
Honest - Loveable Rogues 

Not only are they amazing musicians and song writers, but their music is catchy and something you most definitely want to bob along to...

My favs are Lovesick and Say you love me... what are yours??? 

Follow them on - @LoveableRogues @Eddie_LR @SonnyLR @TeEugeneLR

This makes me smile :) 



Thursday, 10 May 2012

Vera the Van...

Wednesday 9th May... Vera the Van.

After a nice evening of dinner and drinks with the team, and a good sleep at the Hilton, I am up and ready to get stuck in with all the CKontour prep. 

Today we met our library van come pop-up-shop. And although she is not quite ready yet, she is starting to take shape and look beautiful. Plus we named her ------ Vera! :) 

 She still needs her CKontour wrap which will make us unmissable when we are out on tour, but her interior is ready for us to get in and merchandiser. 

 This is the plan for the layout both inside and outside the van, which I will be working on with the Cath Kidston VM team throughout the day.

A few sneak peeks of inside Vera the Van : 

She is so beautiful, but to see more you will have to keep checking out @jadehudson2010 @cath_kidston and the CKontour Website. 

Here is where you can catch Vera the Van and the wonderful CKontour Team...

If you see us smile... and join in the fun with out face-in-the-whole, take a picture and post it on twitter showing us all the funny faces you guys can pull!!!! 

:) xx

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

The Start Of Summer...

Hello again...
it's been a while and yet again it's all change... lots of new and exciting things to tell you.

Since my last post I have been juggling my last days at St Albans Cath Kidston Store... Getting the store into shape and the girls prepped on all the things they need to cover whilst I am gone. My gosh am I going to miss them! 

So... I guess it makes sense to start at the very beginning of my Brand Ambassador experience...

Tuesday, 8th May... My very first day.

I traveled to Cath Kidston HO to meet the team today... At first I was a tad nervous as I wasn't 100% sure what to expect, but as soon as I rocked up to the building and met the first team member sitting out side I felt much more relaxed. Everything felt right...

Her name was Sophie and she seemed like such a nice girl that we chatted straight away about how excited we both were. And the rest of the team were just as nice!!! 

The team includes Kane - The Boss... Jess - Senior Supervisor, David, Keith, Kanes Dad John, and us 5 girls : the 2 Sophies, Harriet, Megan and Me. 

I am both super excited to be spending the summer with these fab people and also incredibly releived at how lovely they all are! 

We spent the day learning about everywhere we are going and our roles within the team, as well as how much fun it is going to be... 

I have been told that as I am an in-store VM I will be working closely with the VM team tomorrow to set up the Van and displays, so that when it comes to tour time I will be able to organise the van and re-merchandise it properly. This is incredibly exciting, as not only are they trusting me with this responsibility but it is an incredible experience to go onto my CV. Another thing Kane has mentioned for me to keep on top of is the social media side of things for the tour, which will include lots of blog updates, tweets and images, so keep your eyes peeled...

Follow me @jadehudson2010 & @cath_kidston for the latest tour updates, jadibaby on instagram for incredible images and sneakpeeks, and don't forget to check out the CK on tour website.

As Kane said... "We have the best job of the summer!!!!!" 

Smiles all round :) 

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Follow your heart....

Absolutely had to share this!!! It is fabulous. Have fallen head over heels for these two!! Amazing voices!!! 

Conor Maynard & Sophie Graffin - Jessie J Cover Who You Are 

Share the love! :) 

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Jade On Tour...

Soooo, here we are again, long time no speak.

But I can't apologise as I have been taking some time out to focus on my career. Working hard within the Cath Kidston Store to develop my visual merchandising skills and helping to organise and keep on top of the stock take (which anyone who has worked in retail before will understand is a very stressful job!), so after many late nights and early morning, I have received some very good news...

I have been selected to become a Brand Ambassador for Cath Kidston and my role involves touring the UK with a small group of other specially selected people. I am not only extremely happy, but very very excited. This is exactly what I need... a next step, and a way out of the small town I currently inhabit. 

I will be away for the best part of 3 months, and am super excited to meet the people I will be touring with. I will be visiting all kinds of festivals, vintage fairs and street parties up and down the country, from Scotland to wales, Somerset to London town!

Once I found out about this position I instantly applied by creating a cartoon application which got me shortlisted for the tour! 

After this I had my first ever Skype interview with two fab people from the CK team. This was a lot less scary than I thought it would be and we had a good chat and a little laugh as well. 

A week or so later I was called by my boss who couldn't help but burst out the news in an excited babble down the phone! Best wake-up phone call ever!!! Even if it was extremely early after a rather champagne fueled night! It not only made my day, but also my week and ask me in a few months time... but I have a feeling it may even make my year! 

See all good things come to those that wait!!! And even when bad things happen and you feel like you can't possibly pick yourself up... Smile on through, lean on your friends, learn to love yourself, and everything will fall into place!!

A very, very good place!!! 

Happy Easter everyone... 

Smiles on a Thursday! 


Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Easter hay day!

Yayyyy.... Easter... Egg hunts, rabbits and chickens..... you know the deal.

But what you may not know is that I spent the run up to easter battling with hay! 

What do with think of the theme? Fun? Bright? 

I had fun putting it together... dread to think about tidying it up though!!! :(

Still smile a day! 

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Some of the Things that I Know ...

There are some things I do know,
There are some things I don't know, 
Some things I think will tear me apart if I know them, and some things I think will tear me apart unless I know them ... 

It's taken me a while, but I have learnt, it's not what I don't know that matters. 

It's what I do know...

I do know:

*** That my real friends are always there... no matter what. No matter how far they have to travel to be by my side when I need them, those true friends are the ones who count. They are the family who you get to choose. The ones who laugh with you, cry with you, pick you up, brush you down, and tell you not to go out in that ridiculous top! These are the friends who shape your life and love having you around, all the rest are just imprints in the sand that get washed away with the tide. 

***How I deserve, and want to be treated. Every one has heartache at some point in their life, (and if you don't you are one of the lucky few) but it's what helps us learn about not only ourselves, but what we want from the lives we have to live. If everything was easy it would never need to be fixed, it would never be broken or falling apart, and we would never know the real strength that every single one of us has! 

***What I like. I know that it doesn't matter whether you like the same as me or the complete opposite, that's okay. Because everyone is not meant to like exactly the same colour, or flower, or food or music. I do not need to be told what I should or should not like, as I have grown to know for myself... Thank you very much. And like my Mum and Dad, and Auntie Mini have always said, when you have found that one person, that best friend who loves you for exactly who you are, your little faults become obsolete, and the love that you have for one another keeps you together. He or she will become the half that keeps you afloat when your drowning and everybody struggles to swim through life at some point. 

***The most important thing to me is family, and one day I will have my own, who depend on me. But for the unforeseeable future, I rely on mine. Each and every one of them! The parents who guide me through life, help me make the right choices and despite the wrong choices love me whole-heartedly. The Brother, who despite the terror years, has grown up to be one of the only men I truly trust and respect. The Grandparents who get left to pick up the pieces, give out hugs, offer tea and a safe haven away from the frantic real world. Who have a lot to say and a whole lot of experience to back it up. The Aunt and Uncle who are mediators, the shoulder to cry on, the ones to enjoy time with away from the stress, that sometimes gets overwhelming at home... The cousin who chooses to listen and be your friend, who will always be your wingman and you will always be hers. The one that doesn't judge, just stands by you and makes you smile.... No one can replace these people, and if I could choose my own I would choose the exact same ones, as the ones I already have! 

Even when we feel down we need to consider what we have... we could be much worse off, no matter how awful everything feels at the time. We need to remember that family will always be there, and are the ones we turn to in times of real need, but we also need to stand on our own two feet to learn for ourselves.

***What I want out of life... and no matter how long it takes I will get it... and I will be smiling 99.99% of the time.

I also know that my opinion will not matter to everyone, but that this is out of my control. And that some peoples opinions will not matter to me but they will voice them anyway!! This is the way of the world. If we can hold on to what we know and not panic about what we don't know and can't control, happiness is easier to find in life! 

If it wasn't for the tears we wouldn't know how to smile... If it wasn't for the pain we wouldn't know happiness... and if it wasn't for the heart ache we wouldn't know love.