Thursday, 23 July 2015

What a month...

...Sorry it has been all quiet on the Simply Vintge front - it has really been an 'interesting' few weeks!

So by 'interesting' i mean, stressful, adventurous, happy and sad!

Once again last month we were back at the excellent BBC Good Food Summer extravaganza - and it didn't let us down, food - drink - gardening - shopping - meeting was the order of the week! We met some lovely new customers, caught up with some regular customers and had a whale of a time with stallholder friends !

If you love food then keep an eye on the BBC Good Food Winter Show as this is a doozy of a show in November - more food than you can imagine, celeb chefs and lots of free recipes, samples and of course most importantly - We will be there!!! 

The fabulous Jo Wheatley demonstrating her amazing skills opposite our stand! 

Without a day off in-between we were straight off to Spirit of Summer at London's Olympia - sadly on our way down, we had the scary news that my Mother in Law was taken seriously ill over in Tenerife - so it was all hands on deck to get unloaded and send husband off to the Canaries on the very next flight the following morning.

It was a tough few days juggling show set up, logistics for getting a plan together for her care and resolving pupcare etc but we managed to get a solution in place and we got through the week. 
A hugely massive thank you to Mum & Dad and SuperCharlotte who all came to our rescue and dropped everything to help get the through the week.

The diagnosis was very grim and I flew out the following tuesday to help with her care as we didm;t know if she could fly back to the Uk or have the operation there. So, while a plan was sorted i stayed out there and kept her company for the week. I even overcame my few of driving on the other side of the road and soon i was zooming from North to South of the island in no time!
Luckily she stabilised and was given the all clear to fly home, a scary journey but straight into A&E once we touched down.  We are now waiting for the operation date for her serious triple bypass and aneurism treatment so fingers crossed this will happen in the next week and she will be on the road to recovery.

So, hence the month of silence and vintage inactivity!

Onwards to the next few months now and although i have few shows and events this month and through August i really am foraging and packaging  ready for the September run of shows...
Starting with Burghley Horse Trials and the Handmade Fair at Hampton Court. Then it is Cake cake and more food before the lovely Country Living Fair in London again!

Have a meander over to our events page for more links to the events we will be at!

Once i get back in the swing of things i will be posting more lovely summertime pictures and links....but in the meantime i wish you a sunny summer full of fun!


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