During an exceptionally quiet moment at the Spring show I volunteered to spin some fibre from the gorgeous Highland cows that were enjoying the attention of many visitors to their pen. I had the chance to stroke one or two of them and was surprised at how soft they were. Unfortunately the bag of fibre I was given was not so soft but undeterred I had a go. Suffice to say I ended up with hand spun string!
How proud am I? VERY!!!!
My son presented me with a copy of his book Brilliant Freelancer on Monday and I was so proud I thought I would burst. For anyone thinking of starting a freelance business this book is a must read. I started reading it on Monday and within minutes it dawned on me that I too am a freelancer.
Yes it’s scary, full of unknowns, not knowing when/if you will earn your keep, but every day is a new challenge. Face the future knowing you don’t have to commute to ‘the office’ every day, get stuck in traffic, push and shove your way on to the train with hundreds of nameless faces only to sit in front of a pc all day.
My days are still structured, I don’t lie in bed all day or watch day time tv in my pj’s, I’m not lonely and certainly don’t miss being in an air conditioned office set at 65 degrees wrapped in a woolly cardi trying to keep warm!
Brilliant Freelancer is out NOW so if you are ready to break free pop out and buy a copy-it’s a snip at 12.99-the cost of a cheap round of drinks at the pub. ISBN 978-0-273-74463-4
It really is Brilliant and Leif really is my son.
I couldn’t believe what I was seeing, there on the back of a trailer was a motorbike, but what the heck was that next to it? As I followed the black transit and trailer I realised I was looking at a sidecar attached to the motorbike which was actually a hearse. As we rounded the roundabout I saw the sign writing on transit- Motorcycle Funerals. I just had to look them up! Low carbon footprint/enviro friendly???? check out the web site! http://www.motorcyclefunerals.com/
In with the new.
Happy New Year everyone, or as my old friend Sue says, ‘Happy New Yurt’ The Stanmer Park yurt is taking shape & will be the first of many to adorn our newly formed National Park. More info on Sue’s web site Knitting the Map. My resolution? not to make any!
I have often given the odd pound to strangers needing change for the parking machine and thought nothing of it. While on a shopping trip to Tunbridge Wells yesterday I waited patiently in Fenwicks to purchase a gift for my daughter. There was a long queue and not enough sales staff, but it’s the festive season so I was patient. I told the lady next in line that I knew what I wanted so wouldn’t be long but her parking time had long expired anyway. We got chatting & long story short turned out she had a 20% off voucher so I gave her my cash & job done, discount received. We exchanged contact details just incase our packages got mixed up during gift wrapping but her name wasn’t on the card. As she had finished her shopping she gave me the voucher which I used gratefully & then passed on to someone else. Thank you kind stranger!
There is now a Krispy Kreme donut shop in North St Brighton. The day I went there they had run out of bags but didn’t stop me buying a donut. First time I had a coffee creme & I have to admit it was rather sickly sweet.