For those that didn't see my post on Facebook..... it's confession time! Sorry about the rubbish photo... but I had to stand far back to get all the goodies in!!
It was lovely seeing my wonderful blogging friends again (particularly Christine and Elaine) which is really what I go for... but I've got to say, Harrogate was nowhere near the show it used to be... it was in a smaller hall to start with.... everyone was bunched up and the stands were smaller.. and the crowds were forced into smaller areas so it was really difficult to see what you wanted to get to. I don't think the attendance was as good as previously.... and I think it'll be less next time if they carry on like this. Also.... there was nothing really special there I felt this time.. Yes I know, I bought stuff... but remember the days when there were things at shows you'd never seen before being demonstrated? But even the demonstrators yesterday appeared to be a little bored!
And of course, there's been so much shoplifting and pick-pocketing at the previous shows.. the stallholders are now limited in what they can bring... very few take Copics or the like..
We left around 1.30 - 2 ish.... and the car park by then was emptying!
My lovely OH (who came with me and has the patience of a saint.. thank you hon) and I then went for a lovely bite to eat and a glass of wine (pint for him) at our special local inn... Happy Days!