Always plan your day so that you have enough time to spend explaining your business and how it operates with your new client.
Find out if they are from the area.
Ask what kind of things interest them so you are better able to advise them on your products in the future.
Go through their current purchases with them before they leave so they understand what you have done.
Politely wait for them to leave first and then calmly follow unless they are remaining in the area and then you can dismiss yourself.
Follow up on your intial meeting to make sure everything was to their satisfaction.
Make absolutely, completely and utterly certain that you HAVE NOT OVERCHARGED THEM.
As you can see I am just checking out my new outfit for the future. I think it will go well with the inability to follow steps 1 to 7.
Other than spending time burning with shame and embarrassment we have been quite busy entertaining guests from around the globe. Some popped in for lunch from the other side of the globe and we had a lovely afternoon. Others stayed for a week and enjoyed the excellent weather whilst watching us dash around fitting everything in and also got roped in to do some farming and housework too. Some turned up stayed for 5 days ran around alot breathing heavily, ate, drooled everywhere left piles of hair to sweep up and got tetchy in the heat... No not the in-laws.....The doggy guests.
Some people and places were sadly missed out on as they were just too far away to be easily popped in on for tea when we had so much going on.
We went on holiday for 2 nights to friends who live 10 minutes away from us and have a pool. Very convenient for dashing home to feed the sheep and cats. Also great for proximity to naughty sheep who insist on escaping all the time. Here is the proof that we do sometimes sit and do not very much at all. Had a really great couple of days drank too much wine ate too much food. Objective acheived.
How to make French traders very unhappy, yet also bring out their creative tendencies..... Leave your possessions in the wrong place at the wrong time.
There are usually signposts in the street that state the day of the week and the hours during which a market will happen. You have been warned!
I was going to show you my photo of the chutney I made this week but Number 3 said it looked like the contents of someones stomach, so we erred on the side of caution and vetoed the photo of the pot in which it cooked. So here is a jar photo.
Happy holidays see you soon