The heatwave continues

July has been one of the most frustrating month’s trading so far.  Events have been difficult to say the least, with the footfall being so much lower than in previous years.  At Cotswold Show on the Saturday afternoon there was literally no one about …not a single solitary soul!  This was definitely due to the incredibly hot weather, and the football, and Wimbledon …quite a combination!

That being said it has been one of my busiest months on my website and also my Etsy shop, so I think in the sweltering heat it has proved better to stay indoors, stay cool and do some online shopping 🙂

If you haven’t seen my Etsy shop, it can be found here – https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/BibaAndRoseJewellery It’s worth taking a look as I sometimes add one-off designs, something you may not see on my website.

Well the heatwave look set to continue for a while, so I’m looking forward to seeing what the month of August brings.  In this business it’s impossible to tell!

 

Outdoor events

The end of the outdoor events means I can finally put away my wellington boots!  It’s certainly been a wet season this year.  It rained so hard at The Royal Cornwall Show in June that I had to close my stand for fear of getting flooded and The Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe was another wet one.  Thunder & Lightening struck overhead and it felt as though we were literally in the eye of the storm  … a bit scary to say the least!

Then it was back to Cornwall for The Camelford Show and even more rain, followed by even more mud.  We couldn’t get the vehicle anywhere near my stand, so finished up carrying all my stock across two fields.

Back home in my studio I realise how much I love these events as I get to meet so many new people and visit so many lovely parts of the Country, but it is really nice to be back in The Corn Hall in Cirencester with my regular spot inside, with lighting, wifi and a nice clean loo!

#pearljewellery #ontheroad

You can find a list of my remaining Autumn and Winter dates on my events page.  https://www.bibaandrose.co.uk/events/