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  • Joined Feb 2012
  • South Aberdeenshire
Re: Our first market tomorrow
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2012, 08:23:26 am »
Have a good time and make lots of     :fc:

That'll be then!  ;D

All the best - may you return with empty boxes/sacks/van and full pockets!  :fc:

Lesley Silvester

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Our first market tomorrow
« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2012, 09:53:38 pm »
so how did it go?


  • Joined Nov 2011
  • Middle ish of France
    • Cadeaux de La forge
Re: Our first market tomorrow
« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2012, 11:08:23 pm »
mmm- a bit of an ongoing saga really.
We set off at 07:00 for the 16 km jaunt but when we got there we were diverted an extra 5 km around the small town. The car broke down just 1.5 km from "entrance number 2". I then ran most of the way to "check in" and ensure we could gain late entry to the market. Chris waited in the dark between 2 industrial estates next to a travellers camp for a friend to help us. He towed us ( I ran back to the car) as near to the exhibitors entrance ( now closed) as he could. One offical told me that we were too late but another sorted out a great pitch in our own tent with tables and electricity. UNFORTUNATELY ( polite term) I had our gazebo on one shoulder and one table in the other hand at the time.
I then made many trips back to the car for our "stuff" shedding jacket, jumper then shirt. It was mild but I was the one in the T shirt.
In short there were over 70 stands, a general market, food stalls and numerous "spectaculars". The number and variety of stuff on sale was mind blowing but then most were there for the "spectaculars" - we enjoyed them. Chris got a lift home with a friend who is phobic of main roads and returned after 2 hours with the other car. We took most of our produce home after loading up the unused gazebo, tables and low valued unsold stock in the duff car. Got home at 21:00, ate and bed at 22:00. Today we arranged collection of the duff car for wednesday morning and repair at a garrage near us. I will empty it tomorrow and on Wednesday afternoon I now have to make 2 trips to the airport to collect family.
Dam cars !
The market was OK but we are pleased that we are not trying to earn our crusts from it.
Gifts and crafts made by us.


  • Joined Sep 2012
  • Angus
Re: Our first market tomorrow
« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2012, 06:47:02 am »
Merry Christmas

Put it down to experience, all part of the learning curve
pygmy goats, gsd, border collie, scots dumpys, cochins, araucanas, shetland ducks and geese,  marrans, and pea fowl in a pear tree.

Lesley Silvester

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Our first market tomorrow
« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2012, 10:54:47 pm »
A day to remember, even if you would prefer to forget it.


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