Sunday, 26th April, 2020
New ignite Board member Chris Hadfield is used to getting up at the crack of dawn to serve up our community our daily coffee fix, so how's he coping under lockdown without coffee โ˜• โ˜• ?

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ-๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ณ? (๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ) ๐—–๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ-๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ณ? My husband Paul and our 2 jack russells Maggie and Jessie๐Ÿ• ๐Ÿ• . Owning Ritual Cafe weโ€™re usually up early and weโ€™ve tried to maintain this during level 4.

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜'๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ป? Paul and I usually spend time together 24/7 so no change there.

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜'๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด? I have been so busy firstly closing up the cafe and distributing food and coffee to staff and friends and now getting ready to see what we can do under level 3. The dogs have now got used to daily walks and looked disappointed if we donโ€™t take them out .

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜'๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ "๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ"? โฐ โฐ Sleep in til 8.00am. Toast ๐Ÿž and coffee โ˜• and a walk. Then emails, touch base with staff and then work our way through Paulโ€™s endless lists of things to accomplish. Lunch followed by reading and a nap.

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜'๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฝ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฝ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ต๐˜†๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต๐˜†? On most of our daily walks we head to a friend or regular customers place and say hi (from a distance) It is incredibly therapeutic to talk to others. Sitting here now I can only just believe 4 weeks is nearly gone. Old photos are sorted, the house is clean, the dogs ๐Ÿถ ๐Ÿถ are exhausted and the cafe is ready to roll next week.

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜'๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—ข๐—ฉ๐—œ๐——-๐Ÿญ๐Ÿต?
โ˜Ž๏ธ Communicate. Every day we have spoken to, zoomed or called so many people
๐Ÿค— Hug your bubble
๐Ÿ’ฌ Talk with staff. Keep them up to date with where they are at
๐Ÿ‘‹ Keep in touch with customers. Tell them what is happening and promise them coffee soon โ˜• โ˜• .