January 2009

The Spring Fair set up day…

By Alice on Saturday January 31st 2009 at 18:42

We had a late start setting up the stand at the Spring Fair today - as we went for a run to Offenham to pick up our van which was great. We got to the NEC at about 2pm and then it took us a couple of hours to get finished. I’m in hall 3 on stand X5 = hope to see you there -  - et le voila!

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Post a piece of Alice Palace happiness…

By Alice on Thursday January 29th 2009 at 15:27

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This is my new strap line - thought up by my stepdad tony. Hope you like it!

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Just RIGHT

By Alice on Tuesday January 27th 2009 at 17:28

Yesterday I had a day full of:
Just Right, the cereal from kelloggs - which seems to have a bit of everything in from all of their other cereals!

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Wedding invites and other bits and bobs for weddings.
Freelance design work.
Preparing for the Spring Fair.
Lots of small grey feathers in the back garden.
Dog bones.
Phone calls.
Emails.
Low fax inkfilm.
Email tidying (again!).
Invoices.
Sunshine, frost and rain.
Canvasses.
Card samples.
New bag and apron designs.
Labels.
Payments.
Orders.
Spreading the word about all the new designs.
Running along the river with Jemima as fast as I could go, before it got dark!
Curry (minus the chicken).
Chocolate.
Cluedo at the Close planning!
Not much sleep.

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Britain is the creative hub of the global greetings card industry…

By Alice on Tuesday January 27th 2009 at 09:05

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...be inspired by the world’s leading collection of greetings publishers and designers… Britain is the creative hub of the global greetings card industry and Spring Fair International is its annual highlight. No other show in the world compares for breadth of product or design - so if you’re looking for greetings cards, stationery, and artwork design you need to be at Spring Fair International - particularly in Hall 3, on stand X5 = Alice Palace! The exhibition starts on Sunday - so see you there!

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Something for the weekend

By Alice on Sunday January 25th 2009 at 17:48

...after some fish & chips, lovely red wine and conversation with Mum and Tony on Saturday night, I had a bit of a long sleep in on Sunday and watched something for the weekend on tv ...

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= good job, as found out about ‘Being Human’ - a new programme that starts tonight at 9pm on BBC3… it looks v. GOOD!

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muddy walk, messy accounts and amazing Albi!

By Alice on Saturday January 24th 2009 at 18:05

On Friday I took Mark into work and went for a muddy walk around Pitville Park with the newly wormed and de-flea-ed Jemima! Then we had an intensive few hours of accounts and after that we set off for a lovely horse ride. We only just made it home before dark and we all had great fun -

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...orders, and weddings and recipes

By Alice on Thursday January 22nd 2009 at 14:00

Last night we opened a box of Christmas chocolates and ate lots of them - they looked really cool before they all started disappearing!

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We watched Big Chef Takes On Little Chef which is really good - - - Heston Blumenthal is trying to restore the fortunes of the Little Chef roadside outlets all over the country.

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One of the adverts in the break was for Quorn - it has some really cool characters…I like the pink, long-eared cat!

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Some other great characters at the moment on tv and posters around towns are for the Change4Life incentive to keep kids healthy. The logo’s really great…

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The website has ideas on ways to change 4 life, including: sugar swaps, 5 A DAY, meal time, up & about, cut back fat, me size meals, snack check and 60 active minutes.

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big smoke to countryside

By Alice on Wednesday January 21st 2009 at 17:16

...it’s lovely to be back in the countryside again - me and jamima went for a walk in the frosty sunshine this morning - and it was really nice after being stuck inside Earls Court Exhibition Centre for the past 4 days!

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Top Drawer Spring went really well - it was busy and upbeat and I came home with LOTS of orders!

Here I am on stand A9 - Thanks to everyone who popped by!

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I got a ‘Product GB’ sticker on my stand, and an ‘Eco Certified by Oliver Heath’ label too - - -

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Alice Palace in Greetings Today

By Alice on Friday January 16th 2009 at 15:39

YEY! A couple of the new Alice Palace images are included in Greetings Today’s Febuary issue…

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Dash for Australia!

By Alice on Tuesday January 13th 2009 at 14:27

On Saturday night we raced to see Australia at the Picture House in Stratford - it was good - but VERY, very long and a little cheesy for me! But it’s worth seeing - and the horses were lovely.

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