Muddyboots

Follow the fortunes of Muddyboots & Family on their East Yorkshire farm which has changed from dairy farm to luxury ice cream manufacture

Wednesday, 16 May 2007

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Oh dear, it's raining again. l guess you could say that l was somewhat over enthusiastic by putting up the sun umbrellas this morning, but one does live in hope. Probably just as well that Becki rang in sick this morning with migraine as it wouldn't have been that nice for a day off now would it.


The article in one of the local monthly publications is bringing in loads of new customers as well as new wholesale inquiries which means hubby is being kept busy & out of mischief. Today he is delivering to Bridlington then on to Scarborough. Oh the joy of being self employed!


The site map, tickets & other riveting info-stuff for the Ryedale Food Fesitval arrived this morning. There are 2 other ice cream people exhibiting as well so a little competition here? These shows are usually great fun as we do 'swaps' with other producers, things like beer, bread, cakes, sausages - provided you can get away from the stand that is. The first year we attended, the stand next to us had, well, a rather small extremely angry woman who proceed to commander all our tables & move each item we brought in. She even attacked Harry with a wheel barrow. The organisers only just managed to calm her down before the Rt Hon S Howard did his inspection. For the next few days we & all the other exhibitors were having a double entendre conversation over her head. Lets hope she's not here this year......


Today we had a very happy camper who waylaid me 1st thing to thank me profusely for the wonderful site. She had done a whole list of the wildlife seen during the weeks stay. Deer, rabbits, owls, foxes, swifts etc etc. It was a tadge funny as she had left her false teeth out! l tried my dammed hardest not to grin. Very difficult too l might add!


l don't know about other business, but from about 9.00 we get a splait of calls from India to discuss telephones mobile or otherwise. l am awful, to me it's like open season on 'straight to the point or jugular'. When asked today about my BT account l explained that l had no wish to change as 2 tin cans & a piece of string worked brilliantly......




9 comments:

Inthemud said...

That all sounds really good. Difficult talking with someone without their teeth!

ChrisH said...

A lot of migraines about at the moment. Hope the small angry woman leaves you alone.. actually that could be me. Promise i wont do it againg, honest!

Omega Mum said...

I've just discovered this. Very good!

UN PEU LOUFOQUE said...

Cor I remember tin cans and string bugger over long distnaces tho!

sally's chateau said...

Muddy you always make me smile !

Milkmaid said...

Absolutly at 9am the phone calls start, they always seems to want to know what our address is? who is our marketing director/purchasing manager/head of IT, all of which are me, but no way are they getting 'owt out of me I'm usually polite, but often they get told to bugger off

mutterings and meanderings said...

Hello, thanks for visiting!

In my professional capacity (ie the day job) I'd be keen to have a word with you about your diversification, if you're up for doing an interview?

KittyB said...

Hope the Ryedale festival goes well for you, wish I could make it.

Pondside said...

The festival sounds like a lot of delicious work/fun. Maybe the small angry woman will be far from you this year!
We generally get those annoying calls at supper time. I interrupt with a firm "thank you I'm not at all interested" and I hang up. Still, I really resent the interruption.

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