Thoughts on friendship

So what has inspired or interested me this last week? What things have I wondered about? Friendship has cropped up a few times this week. Seeing an old friend I’d not seen in a while, hearing news of other friends and acquaintances through social media and mutual acquaintances. Sorting through some old letters and coming…

This started as a blank page

All blog posts start with a blank page. And somehow get filled with thoughts. The blank page is a bit daunting if you don’t feel as if you’re in a creative mood. But I find just starting to type something, anything, often loosens up the brain cells. I’m trying to get back into blogging regularly,…

The paradoxes of nursery care

It’s a weird thing. My daughter was ill last week, so I wasn’t able to take her to nursery. Or anywhere else where she’d pass on germs to other children. So I spent three days with her, pottering around the house, popping out for walks round the local area. And at times being driven insane…

Freelance mum life day 1

I sit here at 8.30am, my daughter dropped off at nursery for a half day session. I have a nice cup of tea in my hand (one of those really good ones), the traffic roars in the distance, the birds let out the odd tweet, and the day is starting to warm up. So what’s…

Meerkat

What I’ve learned about self-employment

Right back at the beginning of my freelancing adventure, I wrote a blog post about the weird and wonderful things about freelancing and self-employment in general. For the last 18 months I’ve been working from home doing freelance work for communications agencies and I have been doing some consultancy with small/micro business clients as well.…

Red kite flying

The strange world of being freelance

I’ve officially been a freelancer since I came back from holiday at the start of October. So about a month or so. And it’s a funny thing to get used to, in quite a few ways. I left university *cough* about 17 years ago and have been working in various offices ever since. But I…