Friday, 3 June 2011
What did Napoleon have to say again, about England being a nation of shop-keepers??!
I've been a bit busy this week. Crazy, that is, since I gave up work on 4 March 2011!
Then, if you hadn't already noticed in the sidebar, I made the BIG decision to give up my voluntary job too about a fortnight ago. I had planned to leave at the end of May if I hadn't found work. That deadline was set in my mind as the date on which I would receive the last of my redundancy money from my former job, and I would have found myself another (probably part-time) job.
So, awash with tears at leaving some dear colleagues and new friends I felt I had to leave the youthwork charity to sort of concentrate full-time on finding a job. I also have the friendly jolie laide Jobcentre breathing down my neck... Then I came down with a dreadful viral infection which put me in bed for almost a week and then turned me into someone who coughed like they had had a lifetime Woodbine habit for the next week.
Bleedin' typical of Fhina's luck that is! 'If it wasn't for bad luck'...etc.
So, I have recovered myself somewhat. My sense of taste is back with me again - Yay! How my lovely grandfather survived for forty years of his life without a sense of smell, I just can't imagine...
I am still knee-deep in jobsearch. It's not a good market in the north east of England just now for anyone looking for work...
I am, however, chock-full of ideas. I am also somewhat risk-averse. That was a good quality in a Civil Servant.
It's not a good quality in a budding entrepreneur!
Yesterday, feeling far less than flush, and inspired by the lovely Vintage-loving blog-ladies who have just started to appear in my sidebar, I flashed my plastic Marks & Spencer card in a British Heart Foundation charity shop (thrift/goodwill). There was very little Vintage to be found, that did not have a hefty price-tag and a 'Vintage' label on it already - They must have some savvy shop-staff...
However, I did buy around £20 worth of pretty boho/hippy colourful clothes I'd never fit into, for a young woman probably twenty-five years younger than me - "Ideal Summer Festival Wear!"
At least I think it is...
I'm headed for e-bay to have a go at being a seller.
Do you have any tips for me, mes bloggy loves??! I'd love to hear them.