Monday, July 26, 2010

Welland Steam Rally, Nr Malvern

Well we are back from a very hectic 3 days at Welland Steam Fair.We went on Thursday to set up and checked into the Abby Hotel first before heading for the showground to set up our stall.
I soon discovered that the Internet access at the hotel wasn't great so have to try and catch up now we are back home!
We had a corner spot in the marquee and we soon had the pictures hung and everything set up on the tables.
We headed back to the hotel for the 3 course meal that was included in the deal we had.
The food was just beautiful--couldn't fault it at all. But boy it took some eating!
Our room overlooked the Abby and we had beautiful views from the windows.
We were up early for breakfast on Friday morning and down to the showground for 8.30 to uncover and straighten up everything!
Its quieter on Friday so we had chance to chat to fellow exhibitors a bit in between chatting to the public!
We had Nettie and Leanne next to us who had been at the show last year selling Netties beautiful hand made cards--they came to 2 classes after watching me paint at Welland last year-it was lovely to see them again-and we had a great laugh with them over the 3 days!
Alan and Zoe who had the stall on the other side of us have both booked up for 3 classes each starting with The Waterfall .
We were both completely knackered by the end of the 3 days-the weather stayed hot and sunny-and we were glad of the tower fan we took with us-it was running constantly and helped keep us cool!

Katie and Adam stopped by for a go on the encaustic art-and created some beautiful pictures.
Bill was able to escape now and again and go and have a look at the events going on in the ring and around the site.
I managed to get out for a few minutes on Sunday and watched a couple of motorbikes going round in a circular dome which was very impressive!
It was great to be back home last night--we have been laughing our heads of at all the new stuff Jake the parrot has learned off my sister , her hubby and the kids--there are no secrets when you have had Jake for a few days!

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