Saturday, 16 June 2007

It takes people months to make a decision, people come to me because they need new work wear, I discuss logo's, prices & timescales, they go away to get the sizes required for their staff and then what happens they all come back at the same time, by then the timescales have to change to first come first served. That's exactly what's happened these last few weeks with the added complication that I am taking a holiday. Hence I find myself working on a Saturday afternoon frantically embroidering gym bags with the school badge and each individual primary one pupils name on it for a school induction day on Monday. When I say I'm frantically, let me assure you it is a computerised machine, which is controlled by laptop, although I do have to frame the items and pick the colours manually!

My husband very kindly just dropped in with McDonald's quarter pounder and cheese and a cup of tea and has now gone to collect the bouncy castle which went out as an emergency to a friend at a church fete after the original bouncy castle didn't show up. He of course had an ulterior motive, the trouble with having a bouncy castle is the back seats of the car have to go down and then only 2 occupants can go in the car, 1 being the driver, therefore either hubby has to deal with castle his self, he does take 10 year old son who is learning very quickly or we have to get someone to watch the kids. As I am frantically working, hubby has taken son and left daughter, who at 7 is quite happy to sort cones of thread for all of 5 minutes..., I am now encouraging tidying up and sorting clothes by age order on racks, they will be ready to run business's by the time they are 16!

At this rate I will be working 24/7 until I go my holiday on Wednesday. 2 whole weeks away in sunny Fuertaventura, hopefully scorching, but there is so much to organise, you would think I had never been on holiday before. I have since I set up the business only done 5 days away. The hardest part is making sure I leave enough money in my bank account and the business bank account to pay the bills.

I will however go home tonight having nearly emptied the ironing basket and put on the last of the washing I plan to do before I go and tomorrow I plan to pack. But as I've said before I am a great planner, just not great at sticking to the plan.......

We return, back to the grindstone 5th July.......

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