Every muscle aches after a weekend of carrying my entire stock and sample range down (and then back up!!) four flights of stairs. The downstairs muscles hurt more than the upstairs muscles, strangely enough.... go figure.
The launch was a good day. Our efficient "pay Leah at the front desk on your way out" system meant that we avoided the usual madness of a crowded room, and I was free to talk to people - which was great. I do like a good chat. Thanks to all who came! I met lots of lovely bloggy folk, and caught up with good friends and met some new non-bloggy people, too.
No pics of the big day yet. Super-Sarah was official photographer and is going to send me the images.... soon, I hope. Although she was such a SUPER-TROUPER all weekend I wouldn't blame her if she took a break from thinking about it for a while. Thanks Sarah!
Big thanks also to the marvellous Kerry, who made sure everyone was happy (and in the door-prize draw) and to Leonie for being the queen of the kitchen - nobody escaped without the offer of a cuppa, a mince pie or shortbread! Also big thanks to Leah for giving up her weekend to work her usual magic.. and to Terrific Tracy for packing, sorting and helping me set up the room 'til all hours on Saturday night. And thanks to Lucy for being the girl with the golden finger... pushing that green button all day to let people in the door!!! THANKS TEAM!!
The big disappointment of the day was that I've discovered that my supposedly whizz-bang MAILING LIST is sending out what looks like junk mail to most people's filters/servers, or spontaneously suspending sending out messages at all!!! Thanks goodness for blogs and Outlook Express or nobody would have known it was on!!!
If you're on my mailing list and you didn't receive any emails over the last few weeks (particularly last week) can you please check your junk mail and UNJUNK any mail you find from me? And if anyone has any recommendations for an alternative to a PHP List mailing list management system, please let me know!!!