Broomstick, duster and pledge
It dawned on us today (or rather me in particular) that we finish work on the 22nd of December. That’s less than 2 weeks. TWO WEEKS. It’s also bloody frightening. Each working week seems to whoosh by like one of Douglas Adams’ infamous deadlines. Stop the world I want to get off (or rather, stop the world I want it to slow down for a few days so that I can go cycling, then loafing around in Cafes reading books).
Anyway, the realisation that Christmas wasn’t far away, brought a second realisation – The London Bike show is only 15 working days away. Armed with a hardy broomstick (as used by mother-in-laws everywhere*), a duster and a can of pledge, we’ve been busily scrubbing up our exhibition equipment and perfecting our air hostess smiles. On a personal note, I’m really looking forward to this one and wrapping myself up in cotton wool in an attempt to stave off unexpected cycle injuries (like the one that kept me out of the NEC in September).
We’ll be showcasing images of our now complete proto-type wooden shelter with a green roof (resplendent at our wet and wild West Midlands factory), we’ll have examples of the domestic products (Mini-sheffield, toastrack and hanger) and we’ll be holding a competition to win some of our security products. But much more fun than all of that, will be the opportunity to chat about bikes, cycling, advocacy and cycle community type stuff. ENDLESSLY. If you live in London and fancy a chat, please come along to stand LB64 where – much to the consternation of my colleagues – I’ll be very happy to chat for hours.
*Joke! Honest! This comment is going to get me into so much hot water, not least at home.