Does anyone else feel as though the summer went by in a flash? One moment we were looking forward to rules being relaxed and events finally returning, the next the evenings are drawing in and there’s an autumnal chill to the morning air! I love autumn, with the chance to wear toasty sweaters, long boots and a smart fedora hat (no prizes for guessing which brand!) to walk to the local pub for a cosy drink. But I do miss summer, with the bustle and hubbub of shows and events, long warm evenings and so much light!
Perhaps it was being so brilliantly busy with the trade stand which made the summer fly by so quickly? We kicked off with the amazing invitation to take a pitch at the Royal Windsor Horse show. Already one of my favourite events in the equestrian calendar, this year was even more special. It marked my first event since the pandemic turned life upside down and it was invitation-only. What a stamp of approval for a brand I’ve poured my heart and soul into. In last month’s blog we reported on a vintage Game Fair at Ragley Park, again one of my favourite shows.
More recently I’ve been proud to take Hayfield England to some totally new events for us. I hope it helps us reach new customers and expand the brand even further. Over the August Bank Holiday weekend, we had an amazing time at the Bath & West Country Festival. It was held on the same site as the iconic Royal Bath & West Show near Shepton Mallet in Somerset and gathered lots of amazing food and drink producers, countryside displays, livestock shows and more. Our stand was busy the whole weekend and we hope there are now lots of Hayfield England hats being worn across the West country!
I’ve also just returned from exhibiting at the Goodwood Revival for the very first time! This iconic event has been on my radar for a while and it’s safe to say I was excited about seeing how it went. The Revival combines the glamour of motor racing from the circuit’s original heyday (from 1948 to 1966) with racing, driving displays and everyone wears period dress. The atmosphere was brilliant, the sun shone (most of the time!) and it was the perfect way to wave goodbye to an excellent summer of events.
Make sure you keep an eye on the Hayfield England social media feeds to find out where I’ll be popping up next with the trade stand as we inch closer to (yes, I’m already thinking about it!) – Christmas!