Last weekend, we were at a fair at the old Fort Purbrook in Portsmouth - a wonderful old building with views to die for but unfortunately past experience has shown us that warmth and heat weren't top of the agenda when it was originally built (they were also sadly lacking in forward thinking and the signal for mobile phones and chip & pin machines is quite frankly shocking!!)
So, dressed like Nanuck of the North with thermal leggings, vest and socks, long sleeve t-shirt (as opposed to the short sleeved one which is normally favoured at shows), thick trousers, two coats, scarf, gloves - you name it, I was ready to face the worst it could throw at me! And, I am pleased to say... I was baking!! We were placed in a slightly different location to normal and the room was much warmer due to more efficient heaters and assisted by strong sunshine beating through the window throughout the weekend. I ended up de-layering throughout the course of the day and scratching my head at the absurdities of the British weather!
I am pleased to say that it stayed dry so the visitors came along and once again I was really pleased to see some previous customers along with many more new ones. Lots of people were buying items as gifts as well as their Christmas Decorations which again highlighted the difficulties of knowing what needs to be made each week. (Must remember to write 'Crystal Ball' on the top of my list to Santa this Christmas!)
For full details of where you can see us between now and our final show before Christmas (which is on December 17th at Bromley Market), please head along to the events page.
|Piggies on Sleigh - a fun Christmas decoration!|
Who says, you have stick to the norm?