Can you believe it’s November already?
In anticipation of our upcoming Christmas fairs we have been busy making products and ordering all the supplies we need for making our stall extra special this year.
As usual we will be selling at St Clement Danes School in Chorleywood at their annual Christmas fair in December. Because we do that event every year, it’s important to keep things fresh and interesting, with something different on offer to last year (as well as our usual products).
Because we are apparently heading towards a cashless society, we have just invested in a PayPal card reader, so we should be able to take card and contactless payments this time around! Yay!
We are really interested in The Kitchen Croxley’s Christmas Shopping evenings in November and December, but we anticipate moving house in a couple of weeks, so probably a good idea to calm it down this year 😭…
Right, back to work!
So THIS is happening this Saturday on Chorleywood Common! We haven’t booked a spot this year, but as per last weekend, we’re going to try and pop along to check it out. I believe this year, following feedback they will be arranging stalls in ‘zones’. (You may recall that we were dwarfed last year amongst a load of charity stalls, so people avoided us because they were scared of being collared to sign up for something).
If we make it, I will try and take some photos to share with you.
On Saturday we will be at Chalfont St Peter’s Chalfont Craft Collective Christmas Fair, with lots of delightful soaps, body butters, oils and accessories, as well as some lovely gift sets! Support your local crafters and small businesses x
This weekend we took part in the Chorleywood Village Day on Chorleywood Common. It was our first year there and we know the Village always turns out to support local events as we have done the Christmas Evening and are regulars at Clement Danes School Christmas Fair.
We got off to a rocky start after we arrived at our pitch and realised we had left our table and gazebo sides at home, plus one of the water filled weights for the gazebo had a puncture and had leaked in the car! Anyway, Clive drove home (only 5 mins away!) to retrieve forgotten items.
The event started at 12 noon and before we knew it was buzzing with people! Unfortunately our pitch position was not favourable. We were near the entrance/exit, sandwiched between, surrounded by and slightly obscured by charity stalls, while all the other retail type stalls (jewellery, clothing, candles etc) were down in the middle of the action, near the stage where various performances were taking place. Anyway, we did feed this back to the organisers at the end and said we would like to return next year…in a better spot ☺
We did okay, but I think we can do a lot better next year! The visitors we did have were really enthusiastic about our natural skincare and I’m really glad we sold some of our new Mango and Hemp Miracle Butter because it’s amazing!
We will be joining the many stalls and other fun stuff on the Common with our little blue gazebo! Come and say hi and check out our new Mango & Hemp Miracle Butter…
On Friday evening we took part in the Chorleywood Christmas Festival which took place in the village high street between 5-9pm. Although it was a slow start, the evening went really well! The weather was good (if not a bit blowy!) and the locals turned out in good numbers to browse the stalls and pick up presents and stocking fillers.
There was a big stage at the end of the road, with some brilliant live acts to keep us entertained, and there was plenty of food on offer, including a hog roast which we thoroughly enjoyed. We even managed to rescue our table display after a dog (wearing a festive Christmas jumper) lunged at it, sending our products flying! Thankfully, nothing was broken and it really wasn’t as bad as it seemed!
Our final fair of the year will be the Little Fox Market in Rickmansworth on Saturday 12th December. See you there!