There is nothing me and Helen like more than a Rosie and Radish road trip, especially when the sun is shining, the cheesy tunes are playing and our destination is the Home & Gift trade show in the beautiful North Yorkshire town of Harrogate.
Yesterday was our first visit to Home & Gift. We wanted to not only check out the lovely cards and stationery on show, but also to see whether it was a trade show we would like to exhibit at next year. Location-wise it is perfect for us. Only one and a half hours from Newcastle, it is a leisurely drive down and a far cry from the stressful London-bound mission we had earlier this year to get to PG Live. It already had a massive brownie point from us before we even got there.
And what a lovely day we had! It was great to see so many familiar faces from PG Live and The Ladder Club and we took our time wandering around the show and chatting to everyone. It was particularly lovely to finally meet Lynn Tait of The Lynn Tait Gallery and founder of the Ladder Club who we didn't manage to see at PG Live. She really did take a shine to Radish!
There was a lovely atmosphere at the show and it really made us wish we had a stand there ourselves. It is definitely one to consider for next year. Feeling inspired, we headed off for some lunch and a brainstorming session ...
Before it all got a bit too much for Radish and we had to head home. That mouse has no stamina.