Monday, 29 September 2008

Monday 29 September 2008

A week since I last blogged! ..... finally got the bike I bought off Ebay for my daughter .... bought it in August and the courier didn't pick it up as it was n't boxed! Anyway its here now and perfect.

Have found a great new bead maker, fantastic except I have spent way too much on her great glass beads .... need to get on with my designs and retail my jewellery!

Did the 10km run yesterday in Preston and it went well, actually enjoyed it but have decided to give up running for a few weeks again mainly to see if it is easier to lose weight and will I be able to sleep better which are all my own theories but we shall see ......

Went to Carlisle on Friday with Tom and had a good look round whilst we was at some meetings ....... nowhere for my jewellery but it was a good day ..... shopping is good and I found a nice park area outside Tully House to have my lunch and enjoy the sun for a while ......... met a nice lady called Ivy Graham who I had a chat with ...... well it was a long discussion really ......

Family came over yesterday and we had a nice dinner altogether ......

Monday, 22 September 2008

Monday 22 September 2008

Great weekend at Harrogate, good sales so helps to pay everything!

Went to an impromptu bbq (making the most of some fine weather) at friends which was very pleasant, had a good time. Think it was the second bbq of the summer!

Got all my orders done from the trade show so happy about that and think I have sourced another bead supplier thank goodness. Her glass beads are great and just need a few tweaks for my Equal range and she seems obliging so here's to a happy working relationship.

Went for a 10k this morning, did well so feel okay about the Preston run on Sunday despite lack of training ........

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Wednesday 17 September 2008

Went for a run this morning and met Barbara's new puppy! Cute as can be but lots of work .................. getting everything ready for Harrogate, hope the jewellery sells well ..... hallmarking due back tomorrow so can get my orders out ............. probably going to the gym tonight with Marnie .... on call today for First Responders so hope no call outs!

Monday, 15 September 2008

Monday 15 September 2008

Harrogate this week! Retail show, another new one for me so hopefully it will go well. I have stock from the shop that needs to go and I have lots of my own pieces so there is a good variety.

Had a good weekend ........ did bits around the house and watched The Kite Runner on DVD which was good, the girls watched it as well all the way through, their first foreign language film! Shirley the cockerel died (beautiful black Orpington) which was expected but we kept on hoping he might recover ..... on Sunday we went over to see Margaret and John (third cousin!), they live in a great spot in Littledale ......... blissfully quiet.

Just polishing some pieces for the show then getting together all the bits I need today ...... did a good run this morning, almost 10km so nearly there ..... only 2 weeks until the one in Preston!

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Wednesday 10 September 2008

Well I did it ......... trade fair, been there, seen it, done it and got the T shirt! Went well, got some good orders for outlets in the south of England .......... very quiet trade fair though and quite disappointing amount of buyers ......... really not enough to go round .......... busy now fulfilling orders etc .... and everyone survived at home! they can cope without me after all!