Thursday, 4 February 2016

The business of business

I used to work for a company but now I am working for myself.  And it's great but when I was sat at work I could surf on a lunchtime and post blogs and generally catch up with the world for an hour whilst cramming in a buttie.

Now I'm sat at the dining table tapping away on a laptop I find myself struggling to find the time to do that stuff.

I have a list in my 'work book' of things I need to do, phone calls to make, emails to send.  So I'm doing that and not looking at things that I like.  This is also partly because I could spend hours looking at the things I like and then I would never get anything done.

And I don't put the heating on because the business is new so I'm not making much money, so I feel guilty about putting it on.  Thankfully we got a multi-fuel burner installed and I don't feel bad about lighting that.  But when I do I have to keep an eye on the thing as it knows when I leave the room and it dies, so I find myself sitting and staring into the flames doing nothing.  Which is not very helpful...

It's all part of the transition.... and I have some work lined up so that's good.  And once I've made some money I'll maybe put the heating on (rather than extra clothes and fingerless gloves).  Although I'll still light up the stove as it is just so nice to have on... and so very warm, if a little tricky.

Any hoo in the interest of providing an update I went back to the river in town to see what the water level was like and it had gone down, so although this is not the river at its lowest, you can see just how much water was coming down over Christmas (left photo).  The newer photo is looking the opposite way but you can see from the legs of the bridge just how much water there was.

In the right hand photo you can see the barge, used for transporting goods, that came loose from its mooring upstream many years ago and which crashed over the weir and got itself stuck.  Cormorants sit on it from time to time to dry their wings. 

Anyway I must get on an do some work.... and I might take off the fingerless gloves, heating comes on in five, hurrah!


  1. I understand! I don't seem to have time for those things either. I do though make sure that I get up and go out for a walk every day at my nominal "lunchtime". Do put the heating on though, you will be more effective if you are warm! xx

  2. ooh the new business sounds exciting! keep warm though!

  3. Good luck with the business venture. Having almost always worked from home myself I know how complicated it can be, but your days will develop a rhythm over time :)

  4. Well done on working for yourself, and I hope it all goes really well for you. We're exactly the same here - home all day, but trying not to put the heating on. A hot water bottle is your friend! CJ xx