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  1. Well that's another show season over. Its not been our best with the van giving up the ghost on our first trip out, then the replacement van having various teething problems. The worst was when on our way home the clutch stopped working. Stuck in fourth gear my super clever hubby managed to negoiate 4 roundabouts and 5 sets of lights without stopping or stalling the blooming thing!!!!!!!!!  What a hero, and as a bonus he managed to fix it the next day.

    On the plus side its really good to catch up with people, other traders we only meet at certain shows and customers too who have become friends over the years. And after years of doing the rounds we know who makes the best fudge and marmalade in Cumbria, and the best bacon butties, thats Blackcombe country fair, our opinion only.

    I guess we just enjoy chatting to folk, about this, that and tother. Its been good to show new lines and see what people think. Its easy to work away in the workshop making things, the hard bit is seeing if customers like them as much as you, and use their hard earned money to purchase an item, then and only then do you know if its ok or not.

    So I'll have to get my thinking cap on, to try to make something new for next year, I have a few ideas, just need to get organised and set to.

    If we met at a show, it was good to chat, if you've not been to any of the shows this year then why not pencil one in for next year, I'm sure you wont be disappointed.

  2. As old as you feel, well thats a good question, how old is old, some days it could be 150 then others its 65 but always in my mind  I'm 21 , but my body knows the truth. I just wonder at what age did I start to grunt when I lifted something off the floor, pretty sure I didnt do it before, I notice hubby does it too he's older than me so must be an age thing, talking about the floor, it sure does seem further away than it used to be, has it moved?  are my eyes deceiving me? or is it that age thing agan?

    You go to th doctors for something or other they tell you it's your age, I got that answer when I was a kid and when I was a teenager seem to remember something similar in my late forties, I wonder if there's an age when its not your age?

    Mind you there are advantages to getting older, not many but some. You can have a nod after your evening meal and nobody says a word, wouldn't have got away with that in my twenties.

    You can take your time getting to your peg and no-one chivvies you along,  younger members might even offer to carry you gear, sweet.

    So its all in the mind, keep on thinking your in your twenties, ignore your aches and pains and enjoy life, whatever your age is