Country Living Magazine's Spring Fair

Day 1 -setting up, part 1 An early start to sort out the dogs before setting off from Norfolk for London. Mike helps with this show, by driving us into London. We had to make a slight detour (maps on the iPad came in handy!) to get to a warehouse to pick up some paper bags - oops, hadn't realised I'd run out. We always arrive at the Business Design Centre early so that we can drive straight in and get unloaded. I unload while Mike puts up the lights; coffee and sarnie and then off to book in at my hotel. Mike then returns to the peace and quiet of Norfolk and I go back to carry on setting up. A bit emotional this time, partly remembering my lovely Dad, whose funeral was last year during the show, and partly because a few pieces somehow got damaged in transit. But by 6.30 the bulk of the stand is done. Tomorrow I need to adjust the lights and sort out all the greeting cards. And I will be done by noon - I have a ticket for the David Hockney exhibition - I'm so excited!! Hmm - writing this on my iPad I can't see how to format the font etc - ah well. A couple of photos: oops, no, don't know how to upload those either on the iPad. There's so much to learn!