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  • Good deed for the day :)

    After a particulalry dreadful fair yesterday (pretty sure there was no advertising done at all) I was left with about 60 cakes 8-) I've just taken them to the old folks home round the corner and I'm not feeling quite so bad about having only just broken even now!
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    AndIbet the old folk thoroughly enjoyed them for their afternoon tea and put a few smiles on their faces. What a lovely gesture from you.
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    • #3
      Lucky old folk And doing things like that puts a smile on your own face too doesn't it?
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      • #4
        It really has made me feel a whole lot better about the crappy day yesterday. The kitchen staff were so lovely and complimentary too, they really brightened my day
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        • #5
          What a nice thing to do. Makes me proud to be following your blog! lol!

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          • #6
            It's a poor event when the cakemaker goes home with lots of cakes! It was a lovely gesture to take them to the old people's home - I am sure they were very well enjoyed by all!
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            • #7
              It really was poor. It was in a fantastic location, but there was one small sign outside- we had to ask him to add more. We went across to the local radio station ourselves (myself and another stall holder) as it was just across the road and asked them to do a mention, which they did. Really wasn't helped by the fact that about half of the stallholders packed up halfway through, so people thought it was over.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Ballderdash View Post
                Really wasn't helped by the fact that about half of the stallholders packed up halfway through, so people thought it was over.
                It really annoys me when people do that! I don't understand it either, I've had a couple of fairs where I've had no sales all day and I've been expecting to make a loss then had a bit of a rush at the end of the day...if you planned to be there all day then stick with it, you never know how the day will turn out, plus it's really not fair on the other traders...end of rant! lol
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                • #9
                  Its really nice that you took the cakes I've been at fairs when stallholders have packed up early and there were still customers looking round. Very bad in my opinion, apart from looking bad, there's always the risk of trip hazards with boxes etc

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                  • #10
                    What a lovely lady you are. I'm sure the residents of the home were most appreciative and you can be sure that your kindness will be repaid threefold at some time in the future.

                    As for lack of advertising and stallholders packing up early (in breach of contract?) - don't get me started. There are plenty of threads on those subjects.

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                    • #11
                      That was a nice idea, I'm sure the old folk loved them!

                      I was also at a crap craft fair on Saturday. It was a one-off for a charity, the lady is lovely and we wanted to help her out as she is going to help us with some events in the future. We kind of had a feeling we'd sell nothing. There was advertising in the local paper, but not much else. When we got there, there wasn't even a sign outside to say the fair was on! So we made up some signs ourselves, bought some balloons and put those outside, and that brought one or two folk in. But no one made anything at all. Just hope it was worth it for the networking and public relations!
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