Sunday, 23 August 2020

Last Creative Flo

This is the last in this series of 'Creative Flo' for the SCBWI newsletter. I've enjoyed doing it and it has helped a bit dealing with lock down and with the death of my little cat Flo, just before lock down. It has been good practise for me. I will try to post a bit more often again now. Let's see if this year can revive itself. It has been a very strange and utterly novel kind of a year. We'll not forget this year quickly.

Monday, 13 July 2020

My Creative Flo, No 5

Still no movement in my situation and still no work. I grow increasingly worried but am just trusting that something will happen, if I just keep working, and some money may present itself soon before my savings run out and I have to take out loans or over drafts. I don't think I'd get a loan - you have to be able to pay it back. Still, apart from worry all is well.

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Latest Flo

Well, everything seems to have gone back to normal. As for me, I'll be staying in a bit longer because I don't trust our leaders or any of their advice. If we continue like we are for a few more weeks, then I may consider my options but until then, I'm not taking any chances. See you all some time in the future!

Monday, 18 May 2020

In the Creative Flo

This is the third one in the series. I've had a very nice lock down birthday and a few glasses of wine and now I'm looking forward to some lovely sunny days and settling myself to work for my new year. Onwards and upwards.

Monday, 11 May 2020

Stay Alert

Today I am beginning to feel a bit tired of all this. I would say, I can't wait until we return to normal, but I don't think things will ever be as they were. I'm waiting to see if I can claim anything being self employed. As I don't think I've ever been in profit, probably not, but I will apply anyway. It's such an odd time. There are going to be those who will go out and forget social spacing and staying safe in their rush to get on and there will be those who will still be worried about leaving the house and catching any kind of virus and the rest of us will waver back and forth between the two extremes. I think I'll be trying to play it safe for a little while yet.

Monday, 27 April 2020

In Lockdown

Well, lockdown has been a laugh, hasn't it? I'm very lucky and have been counting my blessings. My only problem is that I work mainly in care homes and as they have all locked down I have exactly no money coming in. Which is stressful. So, I'm trying to keep working to keep sane and just hoping for the best. I actually like having the time to myself and the peace and quiet (very lucky), so I'm trying to make the most of it as we all know that it won't last forever and what comes after may be more stressful as we try to find places in the strange new world. I can't see that I'll be getting back to work any time soon, as the care homes and their staff seem to have been forgotten and heavenly only knows how long it will take them to revive, if they can. I may be starting from scratch again, only with debts from this lockdown time. I've decided to cross those bridges when I get to them though. There's no point in worrying when you can't actually do anything to put anything right. At least I've not had to deal with catching the virus yet. I hope everyone out there is doing ok.

Thursday, 12 March 2020

My Etsy Experiment

Here's a badger for a change. I'm not finished with the hares yet though. I'm attempting an Etsy store now. It's a bit of an experiment, I'm kind of testing the waters. If you want to have a quick look, here's a link,