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Funky spring fashions and Italian friendships

Funky spring fashions and Italian friendships

Funky spring fashions and Italian friendships

The longest month is behind us and we have started the shortest month. Soon Spring will be here. We have decided to act a bit like the weather and give a taste of Spring early with the fantastic "Insider" range of glasses from Ineedyou our German supplier. They are extremely stylish and comfortable on the face,with spring hinges to adapt to face widths. They have a modern unisex frame with a wood design and come in 4 great colours. Check out insider browngreen,blue and black

Towards the end of February we depart for the optical fair at Mido in Milan to meet our suppliers. It is very exciting. We are also going to meet our Italian friends from Como.

Life has a strange way of bringing friends together. 8 years ago Judith and I were on a boat on lake Como coming back from a lovely lunch. On the boat were a group of Italian school children on a day out. A young 15 year old came and sat with us and started talking about Manchester United our football team in quite good English. By the time we had left the boat we had exchanged details and 2 years later we received an email from Matteo asking for "hospitality". He was now 17. We of course agreed subject to his family agreement although we have to confess to feeling a little strange at the request out of the blue. We spoke with Roberto his father on the phone in pidgeon Italian and English and he trusted us with his son. When he arrived we recognised him straight away. We had a fantastic time. We went to the Man Utd museum and the home game against Tottenham Hotspur. Since then we have received "hospitality" in return and become great friends.

At Mido we will be bringing back more of your favourites from Aptica and See-Concept and hopefully a couple of surprises!

Ciao for now