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by Martin
Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: What MOPs really mean.....
Replies: 17
Views: 4746

I have one, well many variations on the same one really :D "Go on then give me your hottest !" = " hah , I'll call his bluff, how hot can it be!" "Thats not that bad actually" = "lying b*stard I thought you said it was hot!" 3 seconds later "BLOODY HELL!" = "JESUS F*ING CHRIST MY MOUTH IS ON FIRE !"...
by Martin
Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Proactive advertising by traders
Replies: 27
Views: 4446

Sounds like Norwich is going to be buzzing, its great to see so much effort made , and its knowing that you do such cracking advertising is what will make it a success with traders queuing up to get in next year :D , I really wish that every organisor could read your post and see what is possible, a...
by Martin
Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Proactive advertising by traders
Replies: 27
Views: 4446

:D I wast havin a pop m8 honest lol, I'm just surprised that more traders don't have any idea's or suggestions for a bit of pro active advertising, this year I have been to shows so badly advertised that people living next door haven't known there's a show on, and for many traders whose sole income ...
by Martin
Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Proactive advertising by traders
Replies: 27
Views: 4446

But surely it should be the organisers who do this your right m8, and most do, and a very good job some people do, but unfortunately for each one that does there is one that doesn't and there isn't much of a downside AFAICS. its adverting our presence for a minimal cost cos I think almost all of us...
by Martin
Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:00 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Proactive advertising by traders
Replies: 27
Views: 4446

I know yours was darlin, sorry if it didn't seem that way when I responded lol, I was just commenting on the complete lack of enthusiasm in either direction from everyone else :D , we are going to pay a friend of ours to go out with Suzie in nice gowns with flyers for the show and 10% discount for t...
by Martin
Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Proactive advertising by traders
Replies: 27
Views: 4446

so, 83 views and 3 comments ? not even any suggestions , ah well, you can only try :roll: , just seemed a good idea to improve every ones takings but I must suppose everyone is having such a good season that no new idea's are needed :wink:
by Martin
Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Proactive advertising by traders
Replies: 27
Views: 4446

because we had reminded them it was on that's what we figured, and no mater how many fliers/posters etc there are some people who wont see em :) , it just seems like a good proactive thing to do , we all need lottsa footfall after a bad year and if it works we can do it again, much as it pains me t...
by Martin
Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Proactive advertising by traders
Replies: 27
Views: 4446

Proactive advertising by traders

Just been having a chat with a couple of other traders at Ludlow and we came up with an idea, it would be no good for some shows, but Im sure it would work at others, for example, this weekend in Lincoln the market coincides with the big market in town, we thought it would be a good idea to get a co...
by Martin
Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Best thing to do with a steak
Replies: 13
Views: 3931

will bring some hinnie :D , with peppercorn sauce made with double cream and fresh red peppercorns :D
by Martin
Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Best thing to do with a steak
Replies: 13
Views: 3931

make jerky and biltong
no m8, I cant, these are like the best things ever lol, the fat is like butter :D , incidentally it was bloody lush :D
by Martin
Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Best thing to do with a steak
Replies: 13
Views: 3931

Best thing to do with a steak

I have rather a large surfeit of steak so I'm thinking of new ideas, anyone got any ? I don't like using it in casseroles or owt though, currently I'm boiling to large steaks, hammered em flat 'n' thin put a layer of Stilton on, then a layer of Herby bread crumbs with fried mushroom and onion then g...
by Martin
Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Who will be at the Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fair?
Replies: 15
Views: 3790

D'OH !! that's OK daisy's shoes can last another year I suppose :D
by Martin
Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:00 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Who will be at the Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fair?
Replies: 15
Views: 3790

and do you have any of the Seeing Crystals left ? :twisted:
by Martin
Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Who will be at the Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fair?
Replies: 15
Views: 3790

we're going to be there, glad your there Greenland, we need some more crystals for our mantelpiece :D
by Martin
Mon Nov 10, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Getting stall holders for new events
Replies: 64
Views: 11370

That is chickenshit nope Ive heard about this one to, and wasn't it a ready cooked one from Tescos ? (really) :roll: , that's the sort of stunt that undermines the real professional demonstrator IMHO, I can see a fair difference betwixt someone selling items that will only be purchased by reenactor...
by Martin
Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Room for a small one
Replies: 2
Views: 1173

she just said if anyne wants to share driving she could drive the UK side if she could have a lift both ways :D
by Martin
Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Room for a small one
Replies: 2
Views: 1173

Room for a small one

There is now a possibility that Suzie can come to france with me now for the market :D :D , problem is she can get out there but was wondering if anyone can give her a lift back to the UK /Wales or to a train station so she can get a train back to wales to pick the van up to get me from Lincoln :D, ...
by Martin
Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century fans
Replies: 8
Views: 3362

cheers :D
by Martin
Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century fans
Replies: 8
Views: 3362

nope whats that then ?
by Martin
Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century fans
Replies: 8
Views: 3362

18th century fans

Im trying to find a pattern / instructions on how to make a ladies fan and also a general website for ideas for ladies accoutrements , suzie bought a great gown and I want to get her some various bits and pices of prettiness to go with it :D cant ask on the friends and gossip cos she looks on there ...
by Martin
Mon Nov 03, 2008 12:30 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Trends in re-enactment for the next year or so
Replies: 4
Views: 1497

pirates perhaps :lol:
by Martin
Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: New to Trading
Replies: 4
Views: 1387

Yep ,seconded, it was also cracking food, I like Elsecar alot, great venue but the only catering there is chips, burger n chips, sausage n chips, which can be a bit crap if you dont want chips :D , having proper corned beef hash 'n' mushy pea's was like a dream :D , I woul contact other reenacmtent ...
by Martin
Mon Oct 13, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Financial aid for business's ?
Replies: 26
Views: 4352

dont have the patience to be a doorman, theres an awful lot of tossers out there, that frankly after a few beers need a dig or two ! 8)
by Martin
Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Financial aid for business's ?
Replies: 26
Views: 4352

cheers guys, Im dedicating this week to following some of these suggestions up, cheers again
by Martin
Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Financial aid for business's ?
Replies: 26
Views: 4352

There is a third option though; get employment elsewhere. none round here and also I have put to much effort in to give up lol :) , also if there are people at where we are trading we do well, all our range is around £2.50 so selling isnt a problem we dont have a problem with shifting the stuff, if...
by Martin
Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Fagins Militaria Fair
Replies: 5
Views: 1694

yep, we're there now as well, anyone else camping or staying in vans / caravans ? :)
by Martin
Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: anyone trading at Lincoln Xmas Market ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1802

sorted ! :D
by Martin
Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:53 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: anyone trading at Lincoln Xmas Market ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1802

cheers dave, as far as we know we're booked, we just aint heard owt since we booked it though :lol:
by Martin
Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:02 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: anyone trading at Lincoln Xmas Market ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1802

anyone trading at Lincoln Xmas Market ?

Im trying to contact the organisor but Ive lost his details, anyone got em ?
cheers martin
by Martin
Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:47 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: 2009 Pitch Fees for Traders
Replies: 3
Views: 1176

thats good news, our local farmers market commitee raised the pitch fee for Riverside Market up 33% in one go :shock: and we got asked to go to a show at Tatton Park for the RSHA show at a cost of £150 PER SQUARE FOOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: