Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Non-Hobby Madness in Manchester
So for the bulk of this week I am not in Folkestone, or indeed Kent. It is the time of the year that myself and a colleague have to travel up the motorway to Manchester to install an exhibition stand at the GMEX… er, sorry, Manchester Central (or whatever it's called nowadays).
The downside to this is that it's an awful trip – 6hrs in a van starting out at 6am then spend another 6 hours putting up an exhibition stand; sit on your backside for 36 hours then take down the stand and drive back to Kent. It wouldn't be so bad if I could bring some models to paint but it's just not practical.
On the upside I get to see my family, who are scattered around the area. By pure chance my mum is looking after my 2 year old nephew at the same time I am up here so I've spent this morning playing trains, reading the Gruffalo and splashing in puddles (while my nephew is out at the park :D).
Normal service will resume next week.