Friday, June 06, 2008

Rain, rain, stay away!

Our Bath & West team have hardly dried out, their coats are still soggy and their wellies are stuffed with newspaper - but there's no rest for the wicked, or indeed, the wet, as we have once more shoved them, blinking and squinting in the light, out of the office door and into the big wide world - this time to the South of England Show, which kicked off yesterday morning. Along with the B&W stalwarts - Sam P, Sarah W and Georgie - the two Traceys, Laura, and our newest team member Becky, will also be coming out to play over the course of the three days.

They were up with the lark yesterday morning to set up the stand, and I actually ventured out of the office too, and popped to the showground to attend a rather yummy press breakfast - it's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it. I then visited the piggies,


and a disgruntled llama,

watched some of the Trailblazer competition,

and was forced, yes forced, to do a little shopping and part with some money at the Joules stand. Sometimes my job is almost too hard to bear.

Sarah W and Sam P were also suffering for their work, when they left the stand for a while to go to the President's Lunch. I'm sorry to report that there was alcohol involved, but it doesn't sound as though they embarrassed themselves - well, no more than usual. If I hear reports to the contrary I'll be sure to let you know.

It was a really busy day on the stand, lots of lovely folk coming to say hi, enter our free prize draw, place ads, buy horsey paraphernalia, and just enjoy a chat in the sunshine. If you're coming down today or tomorrow, we're on block 29 by the Balcombe Ring so be sure to stop by - we're a jolly friendly lot and we love meeting new people! So far, there's been no rain and the sun was most bright and shiny yesterday - so please all think positive weather thoughts to keep the precipitation away - we don't do brollies.

See you at the show!