Easter 2018




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newsletter 24, Easter 2018:

Once again this newsletter is going out a lot later than I intended – and it will be a brief one just to post my spring and summer course dates.

For us 2018 has started very sadly – my brother Jeremy died last month. He was 75, far too young. He’d been ill for some time, but however prepared you think you are for the inevitable, it’s still a huge shock when it happens.

And it happened on a Saturday night midway through a weekend course – the participants turned up to day 2 to find me in no fit state to run the rest of the course, and consequently didn’t get day 2 of their weekend. One was already booked onto a subsequent 5 day course and valiantly completed 2 boxes during that, another has since attended day 2 of a weekend and yet another is waiting to attend a 5 day course.

A big thank you to you all for your understanding and flexibility …


2018 spring and summer course dates:

So for now this newsletter is just to post my 2018 spring and summer course dates. I normally post these much sooner to give participants a chance to plan well ahead, and I also normally organise it so that newsletter subscribers have two weeks advance notice before the dates are posted on the website.

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But as it’s so late this time that hasn’t been possible, but I have set up a 5% discount for subscribers – just enter the code:


 … this is just for the course bookings and will only be active for two weeks, until the end of Wednesday, April 11th.

A fair few have already expressed an interest and I have sent out some provisional dates – but anybody who’s expressed an interest please note: the finalised dates are significantly different to any I’ve sent out previously.


  •  April 7/8
   •  May 5/6
•  May 26/27
•  July 7/8
•  July 28/29

gold 5 day:

  •  April 12-16
•  May 10-14
•  May 31-June 4
•  June 14-18
•  June 28-July2
•  Aug 9-13

book your place

 … remember that these dates are posted on the site now and there are already some bookings so don’t wait too long …


is this you?!

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In the forward planning part of my 2017 diary I’ve written the following:

‘May 9/10 – TEACH’

Brilliant! No idea whatever who that might be – I’ve scoured my emails for any reference to those dates but to no avail … If anyone recognises those dates and is expecting to come to visit me for 2 days one-to-one then, please get in touch as we will need to slightly rearrange – I have a 5 day course starting on the 10th … !


That’s all for now, thank you for reading. smartWare news, progress to smartCorner, smartDisc, Linley, the new book, my next open day, a new 3 day ‘completion’ course, workshop expansion and other issues hanging over from the last few newsletters will be addressed soon in NL24 part 2 and beyond.

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Andrew Crawford