Saturday, 28 August 2010

Town and Country Fair

Only day one and I must confess I am totally exhausted. I say day one, more like day two really. Yesterday morning at 8am I was all ready for 3 days at the local town and country fair, with our Woof Beginnings stall and my Bags of Swank by SimJaTa handbags. By 8.30am we had been asked to fill a gap from Husky Welfare who had to drop out last minute, so hubby had agreed to do an extra Woof Beginnings slot by dashing off to wholesalers after work at lunchtime to purchase some stock, before getting to showground at 3pm to set up gazebo and tables. BUT by 9am, my friend who was meant to be doing the stall had asked me if I could carry some of her stock to try raise the funds in her absence. So, before we knew it we had managed to agree to four stalls with only two of us manning them.
So yesterday, after the dog walking and the shopping I dashed off to pick up some stock and fill the van with Husky Welfare stock and display, that was after I pranged the van at The Dog Shop visiting an outlet, seems I lost the fight with the concrete post.
At 5pm (a bit later than planned) we were fighting the gazebo and a rather strong coastal wind...But still, we were home by about 8.30pm for tea.
Up at 6am today to take all the stock and set up, then return for dogs who were also running in the agility team.
Weather was not brilliant, so a rather chilly and slow day. Photo's show the stall not quite finished, but by the time we had the public had arrived so I didnt get a chance to nip out and photograph it finished.
Also seen is one of the funniest things, hubby has a better shot I will post next week, but this little Yorkie is the boss of a rather large pack of Huskies, who entertain for the day with 'hug a husky' to raise funds for the welfare of abandoned huskies.

Good news also, I made some sales and have 3 custom orders for Bags of Swank by SimJaTa, we raised some funds for Husky Welfare, and some for Woof Beginnings with 2 more days to go to improve the lot.

Now I am off to bed, zzz, zzz, zzz.


  1. Blimey! I am absolutely exhausted reading get some well deserved sleep and enjoy the nest couple of days :)


  2. Wow, that does sound exhausting! I am back from day 1 of a 3 day show and after a 6.45 start, I thought I was tired but my day seems tame in comparison!

    Good luck with the rest of the show - hope the weather holds out for you!

    Ali x

  3. Thank you both.

    Day 2, I'm at home with 2 of the dogs contemplating taking them out. OH has retrieved what was left of twisted gazebo, and found the tables, wind is gale force and rain is horizontal.