Monday, 14 June 2010

and a woman actually looked...

and i know i have twitted it already but you could find my work under the big sign saying 'Top of Europe', unfortunately i forgot to get photographic evidence...

a little precis of my trip:

1. my 1.5 hour flight actually took 7 hours due to unnecessary turbulence and thunderstorms which meant not being able to land at appointed airport therefore adding 2 extra flights with no escape from plane or a screaming man. (on the upside i did have a very close view of the lightening to look at most of the way).
2. my suitcase (small enough to be hand luggage = important point) did not come out of conveyor belt for about 1.5 more hours, eventually found on next conveyor belt alongside (so actually it may have been going round for that 1.5 hours.)
3. arrived at my bed at 4 am.
4. up at crack of dawn ( that was actually also when i went to bed) nice drive to Karlsruhe and an opportunity to wear sunglasses.
5. hotel good, missed the tea and coffee making facilities though.
6. excellent trade show/fair with quite traditional textiles (read felt balls and nuno) but displayed in a highly contemporary and slick manner, great jewellery. fashion show = first time i've seen bags coming down the catwalk as a main attraction...quite weird, when you see me ask me to demonstrate.
7. free entrance as i am very important.
8. next day did the networking thing...mmm...but got some great links for highly exciting placements for my students. they better get saving for that lifetime opportunity in Korea.
9. return journey...ha...big fat hairy moth on window next to me in bus = business men having the best time, eventually rescued by one.
10. landed 10.30 manchester. no case. surprise. lightening does strike twice.


  1. this sounds fabulous! all you needed was to get taking in by immigration and interrogeted and it could have been one of my trips....

  2. poor poor you! didn't realise half of that had gone on!...... but hey display looks very fabulous I must say... x

  3. Wow,epic trip! lol Your work looks GORGEOUS! Exciting times :)x