Annoyingly I’d had no bookings as far in advance as I usually do for this event, so had arranged to fly up to the family wedding in Edinburgh a day early (to show Finley the sights) and would miss the last day of the show.
I trialled the new trolley/ seat/ stepladder…. very handy for trekking from the parking fields to the show stand (even gave a ‘lift’ to 2 new painters I met) but its too small/ short to use as a chair for me to work with.
Of course, then a nice last minute booking for Hoseasons Holidays came in so I could only work the first day! It was a great stand and I think they liked having paint on it – I made it into their national brochure!
Finley helped me make dozens of “P&F Line” (aka P&O line) multicoloured paper boats in asstd sizes, to fill with sweets as part of their desert display. I also decorated a model yacht with pen & ink and gold leaf as a centre-piece/ gift, with the date & their initials.