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A Special Delivery before Burns Night(Posted: 27-01-2009)
The 2009 Guide arrives, Auld Lang Syne, and the trade shows start.
Can you believe we are already into the last week of January? It’s incredible where the time goes. One minute we were singing “auld lang syne” on New Year’s Eve and before you know it the time has come to sing it again on Burns Night. Sad to say, no haggis for me, but I’m with the revellers in spirit.
We have taken delivery of the much-anticipated 2009 edition of the Guide to the Licensing World. Hooray! It’s always a worry, opening that first box and seeing that the front cover looks OK. Thanks to MGM for the great artwork this year. When the lorry pulled up, it coincided with the first rain we had seen after nearly 3 weeks of frost and sunshine. By the time we had wheeled all the boxes up our driveway into our hi-tech storage facility (shed!) we were all soaked to the skin. The sacrifices we make, eh?
So, bagged and bundled, the Guides flew out of the office. The postman moaned a bit at everything he had to take over the course of the week, and we nearly lost the dog a couple of times when the door was left open, but it all went fairly smoothly in the end.
Our high-tech storage facility One of the Licensing World elves at work
Now it’s back down to work to make sure that that subscriptions keep coming. Advertisers please note – can you please pay as soon as possible? I need to pay for Christmas and my wife’s new car (which I have already been made to wash twice in 2 weeks, despite my protestations to her that it would be a complete waste of time with the weather as it is!).
The routine soon kicks in once we get into the New Year. Kids back to school, scouts, dance classes (my daughter, not me) and cricket nets. My New Year’s resolution was going to be “nothing to eat after 9pm” but there’s no chance of me keeping to it, so I shall continue to puff and blow whilst running round the sports hall or walking the dog up a steep hill. I justify being in this state by saying that I’m too old to worry about getting fit. Well, it works for me, and I sleep easy at nights.
Next stop then, the Toy Fair and the Spring Fair. Let’s see what they are going to bring. I hope I bump into you there, and if I’m puffing and blowing, please offer me a seat!
Previous Blog entries
A month of trade shows!
Happy New Year!
Viva Las Vegas!!
Moscow, Bologna, Easter
Where did February go?
Hong Kong and the merry-go-round begins
Welcome to 2012
The Seoul Character & Licensing Fair comes to town
Vegas is hot, hot, hot!
Welcome to 2011. The treadmill starts!
Around the world in licensing events
Brand Licensing Europe delivers for us again
Summer's over so bring on the Licensing Awards
Seoul, kids at the show and kimchi
Las Vegas and all its (licensed) temptations
Easter eggs and volcanic ash
We're Northern Light Fund Quiz winners!
New Hungary show makes it's debut in cold Budapest
March heralds another month of madness
2010 finally arrives, and the new Guide is here!
Brand Licensing Europe delivers again
The Licensing Awards in London
Seoul hosts Korea's Character & Licensing Fair
Las Vegas welcomes Licensing International 2009
Vegas here we come!
Brits on tour in Prague!
STOP PRESS: England closes because of snow!
A Special Delivery before Burns Night
Dubai and Christmas drinks
The joys of Brand Licensing
Exhibiting at the National Incentive Show
Greetings from Mexico!
French motorways, sun, sea and sand
Action Man and the good old days
Hot and sticky Hong Kong
Brits on tour in New York