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Experiencing a trade show

I've just returned from the British Craft Trade Show in Harrogate. It has been an exhausting few days, but I'm really pleased to have had the opportunity to take part in the event. Like most things in life, there's nothing quite like a public deadline to focus the mind and spur one into action!
Immediate thoughts are:
That I'm grateful to ASAP printers for the help they've given me.......
That I've met some lovely people at the show (fellow exhibitors, buyers, organisers and visitors)...
That the process has helped me to explore and crystallize some ideas about perception that I've been working on through my images.....
That I've learnt a lot about promoting and retailing, but it still feels a bit alien..........
That there are some very talented british makers out there who deserve recognition ......