This morning we finally made our way home after very nearly a week away at Harrogate Home and Gift Show. We both collected the children from school and were greeted with big hugs and smiles (and a few tears!)
They love my Mum and Dad but I guess there is nothing like things being back to normal! Although my daughter doesn't normally sit in the corner of the kitchen on a pile of Royal Mail bags whilst I cook the tea!
Well what a week - we arrived in the rain and came home in the rain - so I guess we haven't missed much weather wise!
The Hall we were in is normally an underground car park but once everything is set up, you wouldn't know except for the lack of daylight and very low ceilings. As I mentioned in my last post we were lucky to park in a underground car park and get everything in under cover, out of the rain!
I love the show set up - there are loads of people busying around and all these white spaces get transformed.
As with anything, you plan as much as you can but should also be reasonably flexible to tweak things once you are there. This paper sample I took ages to prepare just didn't look right where I wanted it to go but it filled this blank wall perfectly!
The above photo's show off some of the details and I must say we did get some LOVELY comments about our stand from the show visitors and it really was lovely to meet so many 'virtual friends' from the Blog, Twitter and Facebook and catch up with so many stand holders from last year.........
......and meet some new! These guys from mask-arade were opposite us - great fun, great product but having to look at Sir Alan Sugar all day was a little off putting!!!
So all in all a great show - we took orders, gave out catalogues to genuinely interested people and already at home we have received phone calls taking orders! The only downside was noticeably lower foot fall in our hall from last year, which may be as a result of the current market situation and how shall I put it nicely ....... someone who has been rather inspired by our work in another hall but I will blog about that another time!!