Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Friday, 11 May 2012
Another good day at Hatfield House show. Good weather helped and forecast is even better for weekend.
Some people were complaining about it being cold but compared to Derbyshire it was positively balmy!
Blue skies expected all day tomorrow.
Had nice evening with old friends Mike and Sue who we worked with in our youth, for Unilever. In fact I went to school with Mike so we were reminiscing further back than normal.
Back to Hatfield House tomorrow. The showground is in good condition considering recent heavy rain. Shoes or trainers are fine, no need for boots.
We are in marquee G (turn left as you come in main entrance).
See you tomorrow.
Thursday, 10 May 2012
Busy day today. Started with opening day of Living Crafts show at Hatfield House. Lots of interest in my photos and sales to match, fortunately. It was mostly dry until mid-afternoon when there was heavy rain. Show ground is quite firm so little in the way of mud and all marquees are carpeted. Luxury.
Sunny spells and no rain forecast tomorrow and blue sky day Saturday; things are looking up!
I left the show about 3.30pm to drive to Birmingham to give lecture to Smethwick Photographic Society. Big audience, must have been 80-odd, and sold lots of books too. Now in hotel relaxing.
Drive back to Hatfield tomorrow. Hope to get there in time for show opening at 10am.
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
After just one day at home between Penshurst and Hatfield House we are all setup and ready for the show to start tomorrow. It's run by Living Crafts and is our first time here.
We drove down in separate cars as I have to drive to Birmingham tomorrow night to give a lecture to Smethwick Photographic Society.
Spent yesterday preparing pictures as we have a big stand, 4 x 2.3m. Our display has the most framed photos of any show in the last 3 or 4 years, 35 in total. Show deals too for visitors to our stand.
Show runs Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th May, 10am to 5pm, 16 marquees and several hundred exhibitors.
Hope to see you there!
Sunday, 6 May 2012
Still 1 day to go of the ICHF show at Penshurst Place near Tonbridge. Opens Monday at 9.30am until 5.30pm. Full details here.
It's been a bit damp on and off the last 2 days, just light showers, but lots of people came around the 9 large marquees and couple of hundred exhibitors.
The forecast for tomorrow is good, fine all day with sunshine. That'll make a change.
We are checking out Wetherspoons in Tunbridge Wells again. Hobgoblin on tonight so all is well with the world!
Friday, 4 May 2012
We drove down to Penshurst Place near Tonbridge today and set up our stand. Lots of marquees and over 200 exhibitors. We are in marquee E, stand 21, right next to one of the doors.
It took us a bit longer to set up as the ground was a bit lumpy but we sorted it out in the end. The ground is quite firm; I feared the worst knowing what it's been like in the Peak District. Didn't need boots to walk around the site as trainers were fine. Hope the weather is good for us.
The show opens at 9.30am and closes at 5.30pm, every day, Saturday to Monday.
Lots of black and white photographs, books and more. Show offers too.
Hope to see you over the weekend.
Jan and I are just relaxing in Wetherspoons in Tunbridge Wells. The Titanic and Adnams Broadside are going down well.