- Sarah Jones
Last week I made my way down to Devon to visit some customers for 3 days and got to spend time with Julia. It was lovely weather which always puts everyone in a great mood and I got to see some lovely sites.
On the first day Julia and I visited Honiton went to see the Thelma Hulbert Gallery which was lovely and then went to visit Moshulu who had on display all the bags BIDBI have created. It was lovely to speak to Sara too who is the manager there and she loves bags along with her customers both regular and new. They also had the cutest bunting up which reminds me I need one up in my house!
On the second day it was absolutely gorgeous weather and I went to visit Exeter and Topsham. I got the train in from Exmouth which travelled along the coast, very scenic. The people are extremely polite and obliging. I went to look around RAMM and Exeter Cathedral which had stunning architecture and accidently followed a Rhino Trail which was attracting a lot of attention from the local children off in the school holidays. It reminded me of Sheffield elephant trail that is on at the moment. When I was waiting for the train back I did have time to go and buy some new TOMS in OFFICE because they had an irresistible sale on. Even when shopping you can’t get away from work because we have made bags in the past for both of them!
On the last day Julia stopped off at The Donkey Sanctuary before we went to Lyme Regis, Axminster and Ottery St Mary. Lyme Regis was beautiful and very busy with it being by the sea. Seeing some of the bags we print for Made by Talented (our sister company) was great because they were swinging on the shoulders of tourists. We also went to see The River Cottage Café in Axminster which was nice too as my better half and I do secretly like to watch the television programme. We then stopped off at Ottery St Mary before the shops closed to have a look around before I departed back home to Sheffield.
After 3 days of fresh sea air and walking around made me very tired but it was a great external sales trip meeting customers and learning lots of new things. I will definitely miss Bobby and Little Jimmy (Check out the collection here) being my friend after my sales meetings all day and listening to Reggae music at breakfast time. It was a great down in Devon and such a lovely atmosphere especially to develop my skills but don’t let the pictures fool you it was hard work!