It is the lull before the storm!
I am off to the third of my Christmas markets tonight. Last night I spent lots of time packing up stock and making sure that things were labeled correctly and nicely ironed. And of course everything is packed into big plastic tubs ... after the experience of last Thursday night the tubs seem to work very well.
Doing a whole collection of markets in a row forces you to organise your stock differently and think differently about how you go about making your stock. Having markets where it is either very windy or rainy, forces you to yet again to think about how you transport your goods and store them during the market. A bit like packing for a camping trek, wet weather gear on top, things that need to keep dry on the bottom.
A few things that work well for me:
- If I take my raincoat and umbrella there is a lower likelihood of using them
- I take a tarp that I can throw over a table "just in case"
- At the bottom of the tub I have my non-water friendly stock in plastic, just in case.
- Allow extra time for set up ... for waiting until showers pass
- Take a towel or two, for making things dry when they get wet (including you!)
See you at the Kris Kringle Market tonight!