Gentleman Crafter goes on the road to raise funds for Mind Charity

John Bloodworth, also known as ‘Gentleman Crafter’, will be setting off on Monday 25th April on a one-man tour of all 92 historic UK counties, crafting with communities along the way in a bid to raise £20,000 in aid of Mind, a UK-based registered mental health charity.

Sponsored by Create and Craft TV, John will live and travel in a motorhome, visiting craft groups, organising workshops and sharing his crafting knowledge, all while promoting Mind.

John (42) has suffered periods of severe depression and anxiety disorder in his life and has found Mind to be a valuable resource in understanding his condition and finding ways to move forward in life.

He said: “A year ago I hit rock-bottom and suffered an extended period where my mental health difficulties began emerging as physical symptoms such as shaking, sweating and being short of breath.”

“Fortunately, I discovered the Mind website and was able to identify why this might be happening and different ways in which I could tackle these issues. I went to my doctor and, after a discussion about the options available, we agreed on a course of action. I was initially prescribed medication which would have the benefit of reducing my overall distress and thereby provide the space in which to seek further support from local talking therapy services. My recovery was then monitored by my GP who recommended adjustments as time progressed.”

Over a period of time, John reached a point where he could look back and understand what had happened to him… and now he wants to reach out and help others.

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    Default Northern Nights TSV

    Who's waiting up for the Northern Nights TSV, I wonder what delights they have in store for us...

    Any pornographic stroking of sheets, pounding of pillows, etc... and I am switching off..



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    Just me then.....lol

    Like it, but the website says its completely sold out at 6 minutes in!!
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    I hate the combination of these sets because I have a double bed with a kingsize duvet so they are useless for me and I'm sure I'm not alone with this type of arrangement!



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    My mum has the same arrangment and you're right it is a bit of a pain for her, they should let you choose your own combinations.

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    Yep I agree too. I dont know anyone who has a double duvet on a double bed, everyone I know always gets the next size up for their bed. I ONCE slept on a single bed with a single duvet - never again, I had a cold bum all night !!!!! so it would be perfect to choose your own combinations.

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    I've said before these sets are useless.
    We've got one double bed
    two 4ft beds (bought for sleepovers)
    all with KS duvets.
    We like the drape lol

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    Not only are you unable to mix and match the sizes, but who pays over £100 for bedding, even on easy pay it is a lot .
    There are lots of people who are feeling the pinch money wise and that sort of money would go along way on household expenses.
    Not as glamorous but far more practical.
    I LOVE my NN down duvet and wouldn't be with out it, but am quite happy with the bedding I brought from Asda for £13.00.
    It is a much nicer design than the NN's offering even if it is only polly/cotton, it drys very quickly both on the line and in the dryer which makes changing the bed a cinch.
    And I can buy a double sheet and a king size duvet cover plus extra pillow cases if I need them.
    I will go away and hide now I have admitted to buying my bedding in Asda not even on the dreaded high street.
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    Kingsize bed, kingsize duvet here. Like the TSV but it's not really a TSV price, is it? I got a NN cream 500TC set several months ago for about 70 something quid in king size. It's very similar and we have a duck egg blue flanell ser for the winter, and a tumble drier plus a spare set that we had before buying the NN ones. I was a bit tempted but I honestly think we don't need any more bedding, and the money can go to better use.

    The quality of NN is very good, and I can tell the difference with a higher TC. If I hadn 't already got some and had been lusting for a while I would have gone for this.

    I am waiting for Super Sunday as Kitchen Aid is featuring. My hubby said we could get one after I spent 5 hours over 2 days chopping, squeezing, skinning, dicing, marinading and baking for just one meal for 6!


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    i have bought 2 nn high thread count eygptian cotton duvet sets and imao they are the worst bedding sets i have ever owned. one i returned in disgust. the other i gave away to a young friend in need. they fade and crease so look really really cheap on the bed. £100 in the high street sale,house of fraser,fenwicks even m&s autograph at sale time will get me dream bedding that is lofty.soft and does not look like rags on the bed. love the duvets and some of the firmer pillows though nn do these well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by speckledhen View Post
    Just me then.....lol

    Like it, but the website says its completely sold out at 6 minutes in!!
    Still on website this morning not showing wait list either. I have never bought NN as it is far too expensive and they are making even more money by charging the same price for all sizes. I would not buy it on principal as you can buy bedding anywhere in any combination of sizes and they are usually priced according to size with the single size being cheapest.

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