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Title: Rained Out
Post by: Lindy on July 16, 2011, 03:44:50 PM
Today was supposed to be my first day at my first festival in 2 years - the forecast is for rain, rain & yup more rain.  The vendor area is an open field/meadow so I've decided that it is highly unlikely that people will be making sandcastles in the rain, or anything else much outside either.  Which means - wait for it - yup I've decided not to attend.  :'(

I kinda feel like a wimp but I just don't want to spend the money on a ferry & fuel to sit miserably in the rain without customers.  :shrug:  I'll see what tomorrow brings as to whether I'll be attending at all.  Stupid weather :shakef:


Title: Re: Rained Out
Post by: EJ on July 16, 2011, 03:46:29 PM
I don't blame you Lindy!


Title: Re: Rained Out
Post by: Suzanne on July 16, 2011, 04:18:56 PM
Soap and rain don't mix, so I can understand why you have decided not to go.


Title: Re: Rained Out
Post by: Lindy on July 16, 2011, 04:57:17 PM
Thank you - those were my thoughts too, plus I had visions of my bath bombs and shower tabs fizzing away in their respective jars....  :mwaha:

I waiting to see what tomorrow brings - 30% chance of rain for tomorrow being forecast....  :-\


Title: Re: Rained Out
Post by: polly on July 16, 2011, 05:14:37 PM
You did  the right thing, I would have done the same. Such a shame though as i know the amount of preparation you would have done to get your stock ready for sale


Title: Re: Rained Out
Post by: Helen on July 16, 2011, 07:22:58 PM
What a shame but I think you did the right thing.  Let's hope tomorrow brings better weather for you  :buttrf: :buttrf:


Title: Re: Rained Out
Post by: Lindy on July 16, 2011, 07:51:36 PM
Thanks - between the rain and the mist I can't even see the island  :o  so I am really comfortable with my decision. The forecast is saying rain tomorrow too, so the whole weekend may be a wash (pun intended)  :mwaha:


Title: Re: Rained Out
Post by: Esby on July 16, 2011, 10:59:36 PM
I don't blame you a bit Lindy.  Not many people will show up in the rain, and your product could get ruined or damp.  I've canceled events for the same reason.  Did you have to pay an entry fee?


Title: Re: Rained Out
Post by: Lindy on July 17, 2011, 12:33:00 AM
Nope this was the only one this year without an entry fee....  I'm now waiting to see what tomorrow brings....  :P


Title: Re: Rained Out
Post by: Menolly on July 17, 2011, 12:42:06 PM
Oh, Lindy, what a shame - I know you've been looking forward to the festivals.

I did a School Summer Fair yesterday - torrential rain, so they held the whole event inside the school. The organisation was excellent - they had really thought things through in the event of bad weather and a lot of families attended, but I only took £26 and the table fee was £15.
Still, quite a few people took my cards and brochures.

Keeping my fingers x'd for you!


Title: Re: Rained Out
Post by: Nature on July 17, 2011, 04:40:00 PM
Hope nobody in the North West has been doing outside fairs this weekend 'cos it's not stopped raining yet!


Title: Re: Rained Out
Post by: Lindy on July 17, 2011, 05:38:57 PM
Menolly I'm sorry it was such a slow one for you..... (:hug:)

So today is a new day, however I'm rained out again.... :shrug:  This is the smallest of the festivals for the year so I'm not too upset I just hope that summer decides to join us for the August long weekend when I'm in Langley..... *sigh*