Well, given that it's only been 24 hours since we officially said we're coming back the feedback and response has been amazing! I woke up this morning to an email request to speak at a national conference on citizen led change projects which is exactly what we hope the Hippos can do. We want to bring back the fun, the family and the support that goes with working in the creative industries. We are passionate about sharing what we know so that others can get involved too and discover their hidden talents.
It is with a sad heart that we had to close the previous chapter, but for whatever reason (and quite sure we could analyse it till the cows come home) but it happened. We need to take the good bits, learn from the things that didn't quite work and move forward to the next chapter now. Going over why things didn't work isn't always helpful as it is incredibly easy to create a blame culture which we don't want to do.
As always I have many cunning plans on the go, and this week will hopefully see one of them come to light. If it does come off in the way we hope then there will be something amazing to share later in the year. Oh, and when we do finally get a base there is going to be one heck of a party!!
I am so excited to be a Hippo again, it feels like my whole identity has resurfaced - which for some will seem slightly scary as I bounce around the place again so apologies in advance to the sensible among you!
see you all soon, Hippo xx