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On 2/8/2020 at 6:56 AM, PeverilPeril said:

Busy day yesterday setting up my stall at the British Fly Fair International show. This week end will be the moment of truth with my fishing rod project. Will I get my first sale? Will I be inundated? Will I sell none? Been looking forwards to this for ages......report on today's activities later if I survive the post show drinks in the local :rolleyes:

 

PP. My experience from both exhibiting at, and visiting hi-fi shows, is that you don't tend to sell anything expensive at the show... though you may sell smaller accessories etc.  But if you do it right.. you spread the word and in a very real sense, if you aren't advertising your wares one way or another. you don't exist in the minds of your target audience.  Also worth trying to get the attention of whoever is there from the specialist press.  If you are lucky they may mention you in their show report.  That sort of thing.  And of course the bar is jusrt as important as the formal show areas.

 

I made many, many contacts at shows which ultimately resulted in some sales.  At one show I booked the evening dinner, and ended up sitting next to Russ Andrews, who is probably the best known seller of after-market tweaks/accessories/'upgrades' etc., in the country.  Also at the table was a journalist from What Hi Fi and a valve audio expert associated with Hi Fi World Magazine.  Result!

 

Good luck with it all.  Make sure you try to record as many contacts, phone No's etc. as you can.

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We are definitely testing our new roof out today. Tis blowing a gale. the noise coming down our chimney reminds me of my childhood listening for ghosts in Mappleh Tunnel...Woooooo! :Shock:

 

The house whose garden adjoins the bottom of  ours has lost one tile, so far. I can't find any sympathy in my heart seeing as it is their bl00dy dog that wakes me most nights. PS. I wouldn't like it to have landed on the poor animal though, it has enough to put up with. :mellow:

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Quick. Have a look on ‘Weather Radar’ and those in Notts can see the system that’s just passed through. Nothing like that to follow fortunately. 

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Huge improvement here in the last hour. Skies clearing, wind dropping.. Sun out etc.. but I believe more 'fronts' are due.

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Looking at the radar I don’t think another, like the one that’s just passed, is imminent but there is a modest one to the N/W approaching you.

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26 minutes ago, DJ360 said:

Huge improvement here in the last hour. Skies clearing, wind dropping.. Sun out etc.. but I believe more 'fronts' are due.

are you sure that you're not in the eye of the storm, and the wind may be coming the other way.

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I’m looking over the Trent valley to the north west and the blue skies that DJ alluded to are on their way. That was a frontal system par excellence! It’s just over Peterborough if Margie is waiting.

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1 hour ago, DJ360 said:

if you aren't advertising your wares one way or another. you don't exist in the minds of your target audience. 

 

There is a well known sales model  Product, Price, Place and Promotion. Col is right, that's why we are inundated with adverts on the 'net. Good luck PP

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The peak of the storm seemed to pass through a couple of hours ago with the strongest 10 minute downpour I've ever seen.

 

It was preceded by several claps of thunder, demonstrating that it's also quite mild. When I was out in the car this morning the temperature on the dash was reading 14c.

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2 hours ago, Beekay said:

are you sure that you're not in the eye of the storm, and the wind may be coming the other way.

 

Could be right Beekay.  Blue skies came and went.  I spotted a twin engined jet flying low towards L'pool.  Quick check on Flightradar 24 showed it to be Ryanair flight from Stockholm to Stanstead which had headed towards Stanstead, turned north west and circled Birmingham a few times before landing at Liverpool.  Passengers must have been dizzy by then.

 

Back to squally showers now.

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We've got super strength winds down here too. The rain is virtually coming horizontally. Had a bloody great branch come down just missing us. No doubt it would've gone through the roof if it struck.

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Thanks for your support folks. The show was indoors fortunately but closed a bit earlier than planned - a lot of exhibitors had a long way to travel. As DJ said expensive items tend not to sell at exhibitions and I didn't sell anything. But it was a success! I have been invited to fish with many angler who are keen to see my technique. One of them fishes for England. I have also been invited to give a talk at a big angling association jamboree. So my new technique is creating some quality interest. Off for a pint or three now ;)

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Really ...snow?    It's bright sunshine and very light showers here at the momen

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Just been up & over the hill, anyone coming sledging while the kids are at school? 

 

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That reminds me of Woodthorpe Park back in the 50’s. It was a much steeper slope though, down towards the old Sherwood station. Another favourite was Breckhill fields. It was on the left as you went up the hill and the slalom course was round the thorn bushes towards Melbury Red. All built on now of course.

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A few trees down on Wollo after Storm Clara.

 

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19 minutes ago, philmayfield said:

The snow has changed course. Margie in the Fens might just miss it!

Unless, the snow is searching for Margie.  :rolleyes:

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Where’s the quote police? See above why, why why? We have just f’in read it Arrrrrrrrrrgh! :crazy:

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BK The snow hasn't found me!  Looking on the BBC Weather app, it looks like there'll be intermittent strong gusty winds here for another week yet.   Of course this has nothing to do with Notts as I'm now a Fen woman (Without webbed feet btw) I don't possess a boat, stilts or eel baskets either so perhaps I'm not really a Fen lass?   Of course, when the sea level rises - as it surely will - perhaps I'd be grateful for the aforementioned items.  I suspect it will affect our children and grandchildren more than me,.....but who knows ?

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I can remember, mid 70s, working out of SPD bilborough, delivering around Deeping St.James and that area of the fens, where everywhere seemed to be flooded. Particularly some roads under water and when I looked out of the cab, the bottom of the tyres were under water which came up to the steel rims. It was quite unnerving looking all around and seeing only water.

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