Monday, 26 October 2009

26th October 2009

Back from Harrogate Bead Fair. What a weekend!
Early start on Saturday and a rapid set up for the stall when we got there. The fair was busy both days and we had a steady stream of customers.
There was a distinct difference between the 2 days - Saturday people were, on the whole, out for a look round and impulse buy. Sunday saw serious buyers, knowing exactly what they wanted.
All were complimentary about our beads and it is a great feeling hearing customers 'ooh' and 'aah' over the beads.
We stayed in a smashing B & B with great food and wonderfully friendly and helpful staff. Good find, that one!
The drive home was arduous, chiefly because we were tired and there was rain and traffic queues.
Graeme had a lovely dinner waiting for us and that was really welcome!

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

20th October 2009

Becky's birthday - she's in Durham, enjoying her day.
Still odd, not being with her on her birthday. I guess I'll get used to it, there'll be more times it happens this way than not.

Busy getting ready for the weekend - Harrogate Bead Fair. Two days of (hopefully) lots of interested customers. We have all worked hard and it would be great to get some really good sales.
I enjoy going to the fairs, seeing familiar faces at each one, and listening to customers as they look at our beads. Quite a buzz!

I have spent a reasonable amount of time in the conservatory. I have had some really good sessions and surprised myself at times. All I have to do now is decide which ones go on the table!