I leave for the St Marie show on Tuesday, and will be back in the shop the following Tuesday. My shopping list is relatively short for a trade show, but I'll no doubt come back with far more than I should.
On the list are Lebanese fish and shrimp, Brazilian amethyst, citrine and agate, Ethiopian opal, French ammonites, Madagascan nautilus, and North Sea mammoth bone.
It always rains heavily on at least one day, then is hot and sunny the rest of the time. This year, I'm expecting a lot more rain. The valleys are green for a reason.