Spent the afternoon at Bubble – kids trade show at The Business Design Centre in Islington; my buying consultant hat on, with Fran from Nipper Skipper http://nipperskipper.co.uk/ . We hadn’t gone with any great expectations this time, but unexpectedly found some really fantastic things which will fit neatly in the next stage of Nipper Skipper’s range development. Particularly taken with Snapper Rock (New Zealand) UV beach/swimwear; Bogs (Canada) neoprene ‘wellies’ with fab 70’s prints, very cool rubber wellies and canvas deck shoes; Sand Dollar (?) a couple of really brilliant graphic designs on uv sun protection tops. Among the fashion clothing ranges, beautiful ‘organic’ almost Autumnal colours, lots of dusty red, stripes featuring heavily and lots of octopus logos! Alongside the usual stands filled with alarmingly frilly dresses!!