We've just finished a fantastically busy week at the Spirit of Christmas fair at Olympia. It's been great to meet so many of our customers and find lots more new ones. We hate to ruin the Christmas surprise for the men of South West London, but it would appear that most of you are getting a handmade luxury silk tie (or two) under the tree. The good news is that it's not another plain or striped one this year!

It's also been great to talk about the company with so many people and get ideas about where they want to see us headed, new products and new designs. We're always really interested in getting the views of our customers and so please email, tweet or Facebook post any ideas or comments you have. We always try to reply to all of you as soon as possible.

As well as being able to buy Reef Knots silk ties at reefknots.com and Not on The High Street, we're also now beginning to move into smaller retailers. We'll also be setting up at a number of the Christmas fairs and offices of city institutions later in November and December (including UBS, Barclays, Blackrock, Morgan Stanley and HSBC). If you want us to visit your office, let us know and we'll see if we can work out a date.

We'll hopefully see some of you at those events and fingers crossed we have enough stock for our first Christmas season! 

Patrick Dudley-Williams