Yesterday I was at my usual stint at Beccles Farmers' Market. Since Christmas sales have been a bit quiet, so I was delighted this time that things seem to be back to normal.
After the market, a couple came to pick up a jug and goblets set they'd ordered from me back in January (see picture). They actually had 6 goblets but I didn't want the picture to look crowded!
Then I had to deliver two cat soap dishes and a doggy soap dish to a lady in Great Yarmouth. She'd bought a cat dish last week at a craft fair there and had belatedly decided she wanted more!
Then my daughter-in-law, Diane, (up for a visit with my son) said she'd like a doggy soap dish for her grandmother, and bought the last one I had in stock.
So, with those four things, I had quite a good day yesterday.
Then this morning whilst checking my emails, I found that I'd won £10 on the Lottery. As my luck seemed to be in, I bought an online instant win ticket and won another £2!
I could do with more days like that!
A bit late to wish everyone that, but up till now life has been quiet so there wasn't much to write about!
My dad and I had a mild version of flu over Christmas, luckily not as bad as some people had it. We're still recovering from that though.
I spent the first two weeks of the new year working hard in the studio, making new stock, some of which can now be seen on the Shop page of my website. Then yesterday I had my first trading event of the year, at Beccles Farmers' Market. It was a bit quiet, but then I had expected that, as many people are still getting over the holidays, and I expect some people have big credit card bills to pay off!
But it was nice to get out there and chat with some folk, instead of working in isolation all day. And the cafe was giving away free breakfasts to everyone - lovely fry-ups of local produce. I believe it was part of National Farmers' Week (or something like that, I apologise if I've got that wrong)! I'd already had toast at home before going out, but succumbed to temptation eventually, due to the lovely aromas wafting my way. I had a couple of sausages and an egg; I didn't go the whole hog and have bacon and mushrooms as well. But it did mean I was able to skip lunch when I got home as I wasn't hungry.
Some of the usual traders were absent, taking time out to make new stock I believe.
My next trading event will be at Beccles again, on 5th February.
After a hectic and freezing cold run-up to Christmas, it's nice to relax! My friends and I were trading out of the Britten Centre in Lowestoft for several weeks. Although it's under cover, it's basically outdoors. So when the temperatures dropped during the cold snap and the snow, we just had to wrap up warm and get on with it. My coldest day was at the Beccles Farmers' Market when it was -10.
Now that I can relax, a nasty cold has made itself at home so I have a cough and the sniffles and have felt ill all over the holidays!
I'm having a few days off and then will have to get back to work again to restock as I'll be trading at the Farmers' Market on 15th January.