Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Even though I haven't done any school-based teaching for about four years now, Essence of Autumn Term still hovers around my life and I view September/October time as an opportunity for a new start. At the market I often have a half-price sale in September, which although I don't advertise it as such, always figures in my mind as an end-of-season sale. I'm not sure they have those any more. It may be that the end of season sale is a thing of ancient history. I'm not sixty yet, but I've already begun to notice that I know about things that actually are history to a couple of generations of people. I suspect, though, that some of my readers are of the same generation as I am and will relate to the concept of the end of season sale.
Last week, though, was the start of the new season as far as my market appearances go, and at last the much heralded banner had its first outing, together with a new tablecloth and stall layout. I'm very pleased with the result.
The only minor problem is with the banner. It's perfect for a market stall, but for an indoor event it will be too tall. The tables tend to be much nearer the ground than the market stalls. I was also wondering how I would manage to attach the thing to a table. Solution: I'm going to get a smaller banner made, which will attach to my tablecloths with velcro.
Actually, I'd better get a move on. I need this all ready for 29th October.