So, after several months of hard, hard slog, me and my mountains of stock finally made it to New Forest Show! Three sweltering hot days of sales and silliness just about sums it up, I was lucky enough to have great stall neighbours in the form of Alan, an astonishingly talented artist specialising in animal and pet portraits, who was supported by his lovely wife Lesley, then on my other side was our Wendy from Smallprint, who makes stunning silver fingerprint jewellery. Together with them and my beautiful assistants, Sarah and Kay, we survived the madness of our first show! Although we unfortunately didn’t get to see the Queen, the atmosphere was buzzing and I met some fantastic people along the way. So I’m sat here now, exhausted and slightly disbelieving that I’ve done it and it’s all over, but so pleased with what I’ve achieved. Bye bye New Forest, thanks for having me and hopefully see you again next year!!