WOW! - What a week/weekend we have just had - busy, busy busy!
It's already becoming a bit of a blur but we have just had such a wonderful time at Castle Howard exhibiting at BBC Countryfile Live. It's the first time we have attended anything this big (over 4 days) so it was a bit scary and at the beginning of last week we were very nervous about what we have singed up to!!
I mean - how much stock should we take? how many of us will need to attend? how do we manage to exhibit and get our bake on for the next day??? 🤯 Well, the answer was - Just hold your breath and do it!!
We needn't have worried! After setting the stall up on Wednesday evening, Louise and I were up bright and early, arriving at 6am for the first day of the show on Thursday 15th - we even managed to have a little wonder around the showground before the grand opening of those HUGE Countryfile gates to the awaiting visitors - The calm before the storm maybe??
It absolutely was! From the moment the gates opened we were sooo busy!
We managed to sell out of EVERYTHING four days in a row! We had so many amazing comments from people trying our (fast disappearing) samples and we really enjoyed the chance to chat and talk about who we are, what we do and how long we've been doing it. We met so many lovely people, both customers and exhibitors - I think we were visited by almost every exhibitor in the Countryfile Kitchen food hall!
It was great to meet some of the Countryfile presenters too, who were all so friendly - Obviously Louise couldn't resist the opportunity for a few pics with the celebs!
All in all, the week was a huge success for us. We thoroughly enjoyed it and we can't wait to be back again next year! I think we have come away with lots of new fans and friends alike!
Here's a little montage of some of our highlights - enjoy!