November 2020

2020 has been a strange year so far for almost everyone around the world due to various government restrictions. In February I began promoting Hairmania at Sheffield’s Moor Indoor Market. I only managed to work for one day before being informed by management that I could no longer trade in Hair Accessories there. In all fairness, this was nothing to do with the government but I suspect a few of the regular traders made their complaints as they sell similar products at inflated prices and did not want any competition.

It was then that I decided to do similar at local fairs/car boot sales and other markets/events. However my plans came to an abrupt end when the UK government decided to close everything down in March 2020. I had a couple of fairs booked but they were cancelled at short notice so it was back to promoting the website solely via the internet and social media.

I had some degree of success with that, although it was not greatly profitable. I was also planning a trip to Thailand in March but that was cancelled too. As my son was off school from the end of March, I was forced into homeschooling for several months until the schools reopened in September.

My wife managed to visit the UK for a couple of months from July which was a great help for the summer and I was able to work a few weekends at various local events around Sheffield. Still the situation was very unexpected and I’m still struggling to make ends meet as are many others. I will now continue with the Hair Accessories business at Hairmania and join up with Ringmania to deal in a much broader range of products including more watches and jewellery as I originally sold when I began the business in the 1990s

It has now been a full year since I began trading again at Hairmania and I look forward to expanding the business further. I have also decided to spend more time in providing web design/hosting services and other business opportunities at the Talanda website.
I am able to provide a full design and hosting service and can get your new or existing website up and running within a few days or a few hours in many cases. There are also many ideas to create new businesses including a selection of e-guides and books available for sale at the site.
Please check out the various websites below which I plan to update with some great new products and services in the not too distant future.

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I have been selling fashion accessories since the mid 1970s and began trading as Ringmania way back in 1995.
Since then I have created and managed several websites which I hope to feature at this blog. I relocated to Thailand in 2004 and returned to the UK in June 2019.
Currently based in Sheffield.

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