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Star Struck at Country Living Show

by Claire Martinsen on Wed 27th May 2015 03:48

20150318_105022As I shared in a previous blog post I was recently invited to be a speaker at the 2015 Country Living Show in Islington.  The line up in the Business Zone was a who’s who of fabulous females so I was more than a little honoured to be asked to contribute.

20150318_165716It was as fabulous a day as I had anticipated. …..the Design Centre looked amazing…. the countryside had definitely invaded the city, so it was a sea of bunting, flowers, gardens and general loveli-ness. I exhibit at the Lunch Trade Show every year, and it was amazing to see how a different show can make the Design centre look so different!  Out were food and drink, and crafts/handmade items were in!

20150318_16565120150318_165704My good friends Julia from Oily Rags and Jane from Jane Hamerton were also speaking, so it was so nice to see them and spend time chatting about our respective businesses.

20150318_113724Another friend of years standing – Penny Lindop had a stand there……and luckily acted as a place to charge my phone [!] as well as have a good catch up.

20150318_164940I loved-loved-loved the speakers……….I managed to listen to most of them through the day and came away inspired and having learned some great tips for running Breckland Orchard.  I know chatting to some of the folk nearby that they too found it invaluable.

20150318_151830One observation would be that everyone was very open indeed………the audience was 95% female, as were the speakers. There was an honesty that was really different to most business events that I’ve attended…….and that was really inspiring.

20150318_15242620150318_165012I’ll share some of those amazing insights that I picked up over forthcoming blog posts…………

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