Just got back from our annual gruelling, but ultimately rewarding, trip to Belgium for the Noelanders Trophy. Too many years have passed by with us visiting this event but it never ceases to surprise in one way or another. This year the buzz around the trade was a maudlin one bought on by the dramatic increase in the number of traders attending (96 in the end I heard). Everyone feared the worst, after all there is only so much pie to go around and with more mouths to feed everyone is going to get less. As it turned out one or two did indeed lose their shirts. However thanks to our faithful and loyal customers, a few good prices, some new products and a dash of hard work and good luck we were a cats whisker away from a record year. SINCERE THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CONTINUES TO SUPPORT US! It’s quite humbling in a way but then we do work harder than anyone else in this business and are not here just to make a quick buck and so I guess it shouldn’t be a surprise when we do well but, at the end of the day, we know folk have a choice and are supremely grateful that so many of you continue to support us. Thank you!
We were so busy over the weekend I barely got chance to walk around. However early Sunday morning before anyone was about I got ten minutes to nip around the show benches. I do not know who won what but did take a few snaps of trees I personally liked so, in no particular order, here are those snaps.