No pretty photo this morning, but l thought you would rather have a few words and no photo than nothing at all.
Well that is Country Living over with for another year. London and Glasgow are done. I have to say that Glasgow was the best, my home crowd were fantastic and l had so much feedback from people whpo had read about me in the magazine and wanted to see the stand and say hello. Sales wise Glasgow was superb and far better than London. In my planning (a.k.a. wild rambling thoughts with no connection to reality at all) for these fairs l had thought it would be the other way round and that l would do far better in London. Not so, Scotland was seriously busy and serious fun.
Must say a great big thanks to all the bloggers who came to say hello, it was lovely to put faces to names and also meet people who have been keeping up with Dream Acres via the blog and wanted to say hi. We do have a great cyberspace community out there.
The only blot on the landscape of the Scottish show was the power cut blackout on Saturday morning. Have since heard that one stand lost £500 of stock during the lights out. Anyway even with the delay etc it was a great day on Saturday, and the organisers kept the show open an extra hour as compensation for shoppers.
I had Jacky (of Kitty's in Kent) staying with me during the show (l stayed with her in London last week) and she was also thrilled with her Scottish experience and sales. She is off back down to Kent now and it all seems very quiet around here this morning. I do have a really pretty birdhouse hanging in my kitchen now, and every time l see it l will think of these mad two weeks and all that has happened.
So what now. Well today l have to fill all the orders that have been coming through the web site over the last week. This will keep Nan at the village post office happy. Get the banking done (keep accountant happy) sort out the stock and work out what to take to Hopetoun House fair later in the week. Also want to buy a copy of 'Mama Mia!' today – to keep me happy.
And on that happy note l shall go and get things done.