In the meantime….

In the meantime….

With the publication of my interview at the American Duchess blog yesterday, I realised how far off the radar I’ve been of late. Harman Hay Publications has been going through some very big and important growing pains lately, which have taken most of my attention away from The Dress. For a whole variety of administrative reasons with which I won’t bore you, it became apparent last year that the only sensible way forward was for HHP to leave the United Kingdom and register officially as a business in the United States. That involved a lot of fretting, and a lot of wondering how the heck to do that, who the heck could help us do it, and who the heck we could trust to do it legally and correctly. Add to the big logistical building blocks all the myriad little details that come with it, and the unforeseen pitfalls and possibilities, triumphs and disasters, sleepless nights, and sighs of relief, and you begin to get the picture. It’s been just like selling up and moving house for the first time. It completely disrupts life for a longer period than you expect, and you just have to roll with it and take each development as it comes. You see why the Peacock Dress has fallen aside. You can probably tell just from reading this that I’m pretty tired, and huge credit is due to my whole team, and all the writers and members, who are wrangling with changes in the system too. So for a little while longer, I will be arranging furniture, smoothing out the remaining details, and completing...