Alarm goes off, it is 6am! The alarm is never set on a weekend but it is today. I have 30 minutes to eat breakfast and get me and Isaac dressed. We need to leave at 6.30 to drive to show venue and set up. My mum has come to stay to look after Henry as hubby has to work. She helped me load car last night. Slightly weird to hear myself on the radio in the 7am headlines as I drive to venue (apparently it was repeated every hour till 12 but hey I was too busy to listen by then). Arrive at the venue at 7.15 and spend next 25 minutes unloading and taking boxes, bags, hanging rail and mannequin up to show room. I have the prime spot next too buggy park, stand 1, as organisers want to limit the number of buggies and encourage the use of the on the sling hire option. Takes me an hour or so to set up. Isaac spends time sitting having his breakfast. Proud of how good it looks when finished. I know it won't look as neat in a few hours.
10am event opens. Let the madness begin. So glad to see Carrie of Slings North of Tyne Library arrive, I'm struggling to cope already. See so many slings and carriers, only ever seen more in one place at the Natural Mamas Big Camp. Stall is busy all day but at 12 I have to abandon Carrie, I need to grab a sandwich, feed Isaac and I am due on stage at 12.20 to demo. Glad my day job is teaching, you can't hold a microphone and demo. Teacher voice it is, project, project, project. Demo completed I run down to stand and let Carrie go get her lunch. Hires continue and so do sales! Amazing feeling spreading the sling love to so many. 4.30pm finally can stop, show closed and time to pack up the stand.
Chuffed to bits with how the day has gone bt even more excited by the prospect of a nice glass of white wine and putting my feet up. I will need to sort slings and tot up sales etc but that can wait. I need to relax now. 8pm and to bed I go.