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Phew what a scorcher!

Last Updated: Saturday 15 July 2017
Phew what a scorcher!

The hottest day coincided with Royal Ascot, a horse racing event attended by the Queen who is a keen horse woman.

Phew what a scorcher!

Britain saw the hottest June day since 1976 with temperatures reaching into the 90s. Most Brits have no air conditioning in their homes and not all stores are cooled either so lots of Brits go to the supermarkets to stand in the frozen food section!

The hottest day coincided with Royal Ascot, a horse racing event attended by the Queen who is a keen horse woman. In the Royal Enclosure men are required to wear top hats and tails and for them first time ever, men were allowed to remove their jackets! Women wore silly hats as usual, for more info visit www.royalascot.co.uk.


Sgt Pepper is 50!

Last Updated: Monday 5 June 2017
Sgt Pepper is 50!

On the 1st of June 2017 The Beatles 1967 LP, Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club band celebrated it's 50th anniversary.

On the 1st of June 2017 The Beatles 1967 LP, Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club band celebrated it's 50th anniversary. Howard and I were fortunate enough to have an invitation to see The Bootleg Beatles, www.bootlegbeatles.com, perform the LP with the aid of the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

What an extraordinary night! The Bootlegs and the Liverpool Philharmonic were brilliant, recreating the original LP, which the Beatles never performed live, and making it their own. The Beatles were a group for ten years whilst the Bootleg Beatles are now in their 37th year performing all over the world!

The audience of course knew all the words and needed no encouragement to sing along although I think we were all wondering how the last fifty years have sped by so quickly! The concert finished with a splendid rendition of All You Need is Love and in the end that is all we need but sometimes we forget.


McKesson and Las Vegas

Last Updated: Tuesday 30 May 2017
McKesson and Las Vegas

Talking with the President of McKesson, Stanton McComb

Last week saw us in Las Vegas for the McKesson sales conference. As Brits we really struggled with the 100 degree dry heat, I don't think I've sneezed so much in one week before without having a cold!

McKesson is the biggest distributor of medical products in the USA and we had the pleasure of talking with the president of the Medical Surgical Division, Stanton McComb, who posed with us for a photo at our booth! Rock on Stanton! We also talked to lots of the McKesson sales people who are so positive about Saljet, it was good to meet old friends and make new ones.

We were in Vegas for the Memorial Day holiday weekend and noticed that the pool party seems to be a major activity in the town. The hotels and other venues compete for customers by having 'cool' DJs and great cocktails poolside and this results in lots of very scantily clad women and men wandering about in the hotels looking for the pool venues, lots of flesh on view without having to go to the strip clubs!

We had the pleasure of eating at the Hakkasan restaurant, a wonderful modern Cantonese restaurant, the duck salad is to die for, wonderful flavors. There are 13 Hakkasan restaurants around the world with 4 of them in the USA, www.hakkasangroup.com for locations.

Next stop The Royal Albert Hall in London to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles' LP, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, with a concert starring The Bootleg Beatles. 


WOCN in Salt Lake City

Last Updated: Saturday 27 May 2017
WOCN in Salt Lake City

We have just attended WOCN in Salt Lake City

We have just attended WOCN in Salt Lake City, always a pleasure to meet up with old friends and new at this conference. Salt Lake City was founded in 1847 by Brigham Young  and other followers of the Mormon religion. There are some interesting buildings to visit which date back to the founding of the city and since our visit some years ago there has been a huge modernization of the city center.

We struggled with the altitude, 4226 feet, making breathing much more difficult especially when walking briskly to the convention center! It was interesting seeing snow on the mountains in May as the city sits in a bowl created by the surrounding Wasatch and Oquirrh mountain ranges.

We had a lovely meal in the Bambara restaurant which is in The Monaco Hotel,

www.monaco-saltlakecity.com. I got a gold star from fellow trade show vendors for having an umbrella with me on Sunday when it rained quite hard all day and I had to explain it was my British upbringing which means never leaving home without an umbrella!


The Medline Sales Conference in Schaumberg

Last Updated: Wednesday 17 May 2017
The Medline Sales Conference in Schaumberg

"the off" at the Medline Conference in Schaumberg as we follow the Kentucky Derby theme

Last week we attended a Medline sales conference in Schaumberg. The theme was Kentucky Derby and it certainly felt like "the off" when the representatives arrived in the hall to talk to us! We had a wonderful evening talking to the Medline people and admiring their outfits, both men and women, dresses, bow ties, hats and fascinators. It's good to see that fascinators have hit America, I am very fond of a fascinator, a bit of nonsense on the head that can stay on all through the event with no danger of hat hair! I was even called upon to help tie one chap's bow tie and I am pleased to report that I can still do it, (Howard is very adept at tying his own, very James Bond of him!).

 

We had the opportunity to get glammed up ourselves last weekend as we attended the wedding of our best friend's daughter in Newquay in Cornwall. You can see from the photo my penchant for a fascinator! Next up is WOCN in Salt Lake City starting on the 20th of May, see us on booth 1241.

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Phew what a scorcher!

The hottest day coincided with Royal Ascot, a horse racing event attended by the Queen who is a keen horse woman.

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