Autumn Catch up October 20 2014
Well it’s certainly been a while since my last post. So I shall share with you what has been going on in the past few months.
We had a cracking show at Lowther Driving Trials in August. A beautiful Saturday that brought visitors from near and far. Its just a shame the weather didn’t hold out for the Sunday, however those that did show up were determined not to miss out and arrived in waterproofs, wellies and hats. The weekend was a sell out for some of our new unique products which were unpredicted and a scary thought for our next show… Burghley Horse Trials.
Burghley Horse Trials was at the beginning of September and had been one of my many ambitions to attend as a business about 10 years ago when I would go with my horse mad sister… this year I am proud to say I archived that. It was a lot of organising, not only the amount of stock to take but also where we were going to stop, luckily one of our neighbours lent us their trusty caravan for the 4 day event. Again we had a great response and met some lovely new customers as well as meeting customers again from previous shows. It was a total success and an enjoyable experience that over came our expectations.
Since Burghley I have been beavering away making new stock ready for our autumn/winter shows, however we have had some exciting news also:
- The arrival of a new addition to the family farm, our sheep dog pup, Nell. It took a few weeks to name her but we think it rather suits her character as well as being traditional.
- Also my sister Jen, who appears at some of the shows with me and is sometimes persuaded into being my model for photographs. Jen has become engaged, so we have been full of busy attending wedding fairs and trying bridal dresses, this past month, soo different to tweed and fleece!
However I am just about all stocked up with snoods, Jessica’s and Alice scarves at the ready for the colder months ahead.
We are starting our autumn/winter shows this week at Market Rasen Racecourse with a Shopping Extravaganza in aid of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. Then into November we are thrilled to be returning to Wynyard Hall for their Christmas Fair followed by Country Living at Harrogate- a new one for us. And finishing off the year with Durham City Christmas Festival.
We look forward to meeting some of you at the Christmas fairs. If you have any queries regarding our design feel free to contact me by email at: email@example.com