Thursday, 28 March 2013

Spring Miniatura... A snowy adventure!

Hello everyone!
Spring Miniatura 2013 certainly had a very chilly feel to it as the unseasonal snow that fell throughout the weekend definitely made the whole event seem positively more ‘festive’ rather than spring like!  However ,both the organisers of the show and the stoic staff of the NEC came together to once again orchestrate an ‘un miss able’ event. 

Sadly the heavy snowfall inevitably affected the number of visitors through the doors; however those customers who did make it to the show certainly seemed to really enjoy themselves and I was told time after time how visitors felt that their ‘snowy’ journeys were well worth the effort!
The view that greeted us from our hotel window on Saturday morning!

As I have already mentioned on this blog, 2013 is also a very special year for Tony and I, as Petite Properties is celebrating its first 10 years in the miniature world.   

To celebrate this very special milestone we had an 18ft stand instead of our usual 12ft, which was REALLY well received by our customers! 
The Petite Properties' stand at the 2013 Spring Miniatura show..!
The extra space enabled us to showcase all of the new smaller scale kits that we launched 'exclusively' at the 60th Miniatura show; which included the adorable 1:48th ‘Thimble Cottage’, the nostalgic 1:24th ‘Little Acorns School’ and the show stopping 1:48thSt. Thomas’ Church’.

If you were unable to get to the (very snowy) Spring Miniatura Show, then worry not! Tony is currently working frantically on our online shop and (if the internet gods are kind) all of our new products will be available to order ‘online’ later today…

Our daughter's Mo & Lucy joined us to celebrate our 10th birthday!
This spring, Miniatura also introduced a number of workshops, held throughout the weekend and I did one on the Sunday; which was loads of fun. Over all the workshops seemed to be very well received and popular with  visitors. I am not sure if Miniatura will run them again, but I for one am certainly hopeful that they will!
As ever it was also lovely to be able to catch up with so many of our regular customers and not forgetting many ‘Miniature Beehive’ members too!  

In particular Tony and I must say a HUGE thank you to (doll maker) Eileen Brindley for our STUNNING '10th birthday' cake!!! Not only did it look incredible, but it was DELISHOUS too! Thank you Eileen xx

Our Grandson Noah meeting & greeting!
So despite it being a painful weekend (hobbling around in a fixed walker proved to be not much fun for me), the show itself was fantastic and all of the PP team really enjoyed themselves, even our latest very 'new born' addition, who proved to be a bit of a showstopper in himself...

Tony and I now are attempting to get back up to speed as we have the forthcoming Apeldoorn Show looming large on our horizon!! *eek  So it seems that there is indeed “no rest for the wicked…” and Tony and I must have been very wicked!
Tony & Bea Broadwood

1 comment:

  1. Lovely photograph of the family. Congratulations on your 10th Anniversary and here's to the next 10..