Greeting from Frankfurt.
One down, three to go!
And I am absolutely cream crackered already!
Don’t think I’m cut out for these hardcore long days in exhibition halls any more. Until you’ve done Frankfurt, you can’t know just how gruelling it is.
And you wouldn’t believe what I did when we were unloading the van on Wednesday night, which hasn’t helped at all.
There we were on the stand, having just unloaded all the gear up onto the second floor, and Dave went to move one of the large wall units in the aisle. It started to tip, and I, who was standing a ways away, dashed to catch it and stop it from smashing into the next one and then the next one, like a domino drop. Well, my heel caught in the plastic cover which was protecting the carpet, but I was already going very fast, so instead of stopping the unit cascade, I hurtled head first into the stand wall. And I mean hard. Hit the ground like a sack of spuds. Didn’t dare get up, because I was sure there would be blood. But no. Just the palm of my left hand came up black in an instant and the side of my leg. Must have been comical to watch mind, and I can only laugh at it; it’s a miracle I didn’t break my neck! Or at least an arm. But I didn’t. Just plenty of bruises and stiffness, which seem to have come out today. I feel like I’ve run full speed, headlong and head first into a wall.
Today’s visitors to the stand were very lovely. We met loads of excited and motivated crafters and shop keepers. I was the stand translator, so that kept me hopping. Or should I say limping?!? My Fitbit tells me I did 15,500 steps, so no wonder my feet hurt!!!
But I also got to demo, whilst Paul took the orders.
Rosie was on Parchment, Groovi and Pergamano demos,
Dave was on Suppliers and general crowd control,
Paul was on Stamps and stencils demos,
and I was on product descriptions and company promotion.
Once somebody wanted to place a firm order, I handed over to Paul to do the paperwork, which gave me a bit of time on demos.
Here’s a simple stencil one I did…
Talk about back to basics!!
But it was greatly admired. Shopkeepers are looking for things they can demonstrate themselves when they’re back home, so this kind of thing was a big hit.
And tomorrow, we shall do it all again.
With a smile.
And if all the people who said they were coming back actually come back, we will be in a spin cycle!!!
Time for bed, said Zebedee….
Love & Hugs,