I really enjoyed looking around Launceston today.
It's such a pretty town and the weather was lovely for a winter's day. I really like the hills. Hills in cities, like Brisbane, create more interesting landscape and views, don't you think?
There are so many lovely houses like these Victorian ones lining hilly streets.
I'm totally amused by this street directory. Not because it's so ratty looking (on loan from the car rental company) but because it's for the whole of Tasmania! With the entire state having a population of just over 500,000, there isn't much urban sprawl here.
Now, I don't believe in missing opportunities so I also put on my Sales Representative hat for Thea & Sami today but I wouldn't be seen dead carrying boring black cases or clipboards like most male reps that you see.
This is what I carried my samples in; a vintage suitcase that is smaller than my lap top bag. It's the smallest of a set of three and one fits snugly within the other. Kind of like babushka nesting dolls.
I usually do cart my wares in something bigger but this baby fitted nicely inside my larger suitcase with plenty of room for my clothing.
It's amazing how many products fit in here. Certainly enough of our range to give retailers an idea of the designs and colours that we offer.
I can happily report that today's store visit was a success and I have secured our first Tasmanian stockist! Unfortunately, I can't reveal who at this time since stock won't in store until later this year but these gorgeous paper flowers are a hint of the lovely things that you will find there.
And since my business part of the day was a success, I felt that a hot stone massage was totally justified. If you're ever in Launceston, I highly recommend that you visit Kerstin at the Country Club Tasmania.
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