Good of you to pop in.
Just got back from Alexandra palace. We seem to have dodged the traffic; not too bad at all – both going and coming back. We commute back and forth to Kent/East Sussex each day. It’s just cheaper, and we get to sleep in our own beds. Provided you don’t get snarled up on the M25 at the Bridge, you can usually get through in under 2 hours.
And the stand looks so smart!!! We tried something new this time. I do hope our visitors like it. We built a wall down the middle with a central opening, and divided the products up logically.
So I’m on one side, with stamps, stencils, dies, designer papers and anything mixed mediaesque,
and Paul is on the other side with all things parchy, Groovi and Pergamano. See the opening in the middle?
So this is what we started with at 11am…
…and this was what it looked like when we stopped the clock at 4pm. Groovi over here –
Stamps & Stencils over ’ere!
The product departments are very clearly delineated, so our hope is that customers won’t be so crushed, and will be able to easily navigate the stand. Or should I say stands?! See the dies to the left? And the stamps to the right? And the tills down the side this year, one either side of the wall. But both sides are very accessible from all angles, so let’s see, shall we? Nothing like a little rethink every now and then…
It has been getting too much of a crush recently. We’ve been adding more and more product over the years (no shit, Sherlock!!). The stand was just getting too crowded and once you were in the mosh pit, you really couldn’t see what you were looking for! I am excited to see how this works out.
Anyway, time to make some supper and kick back for a couple of hours, before we poodle back up to London, round the North Circular.
I hope you can join us this weekend; this IS the busiest of the Southern Shows for Clarity. I think of it as our HOME SHOW. Really looking forward to it! As to demos, I think I’ll do what I did at Leyburn on Saturday; that went down well – and I’m a dab hand at it now!! Hahahaha!
Love & Hugs,