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Saturday, 3 December 2016

A Disappointing Day....

Thank you all so much for your good luck wishes on my last post, they are very much appreciated.

The day began at 1.30pm when we could go and set up our sales tables and I felt pleased with the Christmassy look ...


Left hand side....

Right hand side....

I went back at 6pm as requested and the first parent walking past said " wow! I'll take four!"  so four little filled knitted stockings were sold, quickly followed by a fifth one.  Great, I thought, a good start.  After then ...hardly any sales at all :(  I only sold ONE campervan pincushion and a few cards.   As soon as the show finished at 8pm the whole audience went home without even looking at the stalls. After my donation for the stall, I was left with £10.60 takings and I wasn't the only dispirited stallholder, the young lady to my right sold only one baby hat (£3.50) despite having the most beautiful crocheted baby clothes.  The lady to my left sold about 4 scarves at £2 each :/

I do hope that Janice is having a better day today in Alberta, Canada. Please let us know how it went.

Anyway, today I opened my Christmas cards from DD and GC The envelope alone cheered me up :D





In my post last weekend I mentioned my value cheesecake....


Mamasmercantile asked me to let her know how it tasted.  It isn't actually as big as it looks in the photo as it's sitting on a dessert plate but it certainly served 6 of us.  It obviously wasn't as rich as a home made one but it was light, creamy, sweetly toffee flavoured and was delicious with a bit of vanilla ice cream on the side.  Well worth £1.25 in my view (quick to defrost too) and it would be perfectly possible to cut it in half whilst frozen and keep half back for another time if there are just 2 or 3 of you.

On another subject, it has been extremely cold at the start of the week with heavy frost and around minus 9 during the night. It took 25 minutes to de ice my car on Thursday before I could go out.  Today, however, it's much warmer and it's a bit of a relief to turn down the heating.  OH has a cold (man flu, of course, which is so much worse (NOT!) so the heating has been on A LOT :(
Today is lovely.  However, Winter....I am READY.......


Warm socks, blanket at the ready and a book which is simply unputdownable.  Has anyone else read The Girl On The Train?  Now, where's my cup of tea.....

Thanks everso for popping in x

15 comments:

  1. Such a shame about your takings on the stall. It looked so inviting and your prices very reasonable. I'm glad your cards were able to cheer you up. You do look very Winter ready on the last photograph. I love your cosy socks. X

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  2. Sorry to hear about your lack of sales, don't be too down hearted, another day a different audience. Thanks for letting me know about the cheesecake, I will certainly be giving it a go, you can't actually make one for that money. Enjoy your evening.

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  3. So sorry to see you didn't have a great day at your sale, but as mamasmercantile said 'another day a different audience'. I was really pleased with my day as I did $320.00 but I did a craft sale 2 weeks ago and only did $78.00. We can never predict what's going to happen.
    I did read The Girl on the Train. I was very undecided about it. The 'girl' actually drove me crazy, she made such stupid decisions and choices. Amazing what alcohol will do to someone's judgement. What did you think of it?

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    1. Wow, you did really well, that's brilliant!
      I do agree with you about the main 'girl' in the book Janice. She drove me mad too, I wanted to shake her and, yup, I'm sure it was the alcohol at fault...

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  4. Crafting is still not valued as much here as over in the States - very annoying for people wanting to sell and I'm afraid I'm one of the people who rarely buys from craft stalls as I tend to look and think - I could do that and cheaper! Which is no help at all. Oh dear, sorry.
    Cheese cake looks yum. tesco used to do a plain value one which I use to top with own fruit, then they stopped. I shall check out Asda

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    1. They weren't all craft stalls Sue, there were lots of new things for gifts but nobody bothered to look...

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  5. What a shame about the stall, I agree with the other replies, it's all down to the people on the day and I suppose at least it wasn't just you that didn't do as well as you'd have liked, everyone was in the same boat.

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    1. Thanks thrift, true... it would have been worse if it was just me not selling anything x

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  6. I loved Girl on the Train, brilliant book.

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    1. Just finished it and really enjoyed the thrill of it despite wanting to shake 'Rachel'....lol...

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  7. Crafting is not really valued here in Canada either. I suppose it is because so many people do crafts. Sorry that you did not do better.

    I have wanted to read Girl on the Train. You will have to let us know what you think of it.

    God bless.

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    1. That might be my next post :) Thanks for the idea Jackie x

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  8. I thought girl on the train was excellent and really illustrated how manipulative an abusive man can be when involved with someone's vulnerability i.e. Rachel's dependence on alcohol. The film only held together because of a great depiction of Rachel by Emily Blunt. I'm so sorry your sales were so slow.

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