When I meet new people they often ask me how I came to be self-employed, and I think this is an interesting question. Usually they tell me I’m brave, which is nice. But my guess is that when people ask this they have a few ideas about what drives a person to become their own boss. I think they often expect that a self employed person is a bit of a work-a-holic control freak that needs to be in charge and can’t / won’t work with other people. Actually that’s not me. Read more…
The Health Visitor took out a picture of a jungle and asked me “Can you name any of the animals in this picture?”
I answered…. “yes”.
Cue silence, and a smirking mother.
My lovely Baby Ruthless is coming up to one year old. He is mischievous and friendly. He commando crawls. He loves books, and anything that swings or bounces. He is big for his age and has seven teeth.
I took about ten months off work to focus on him full time: a month before he was born and then a further nine months after.
But Ruthless Research is my baby too. Another baby that I love. I have grown it and nurtured it and given it a lot of TLC. I have placed it such that it can seize every opportunity that comes its way. I have allowed it to evolve according to its own strengths. It has developed a personality and ethics and values.
I’m pleased to introduce my son, Arran, who was born six weeks early on 20th May 2014 weighing 4lb1oz. Arran spent three weeks in the special care unit learning to breathe and eat at the same time, but he is a resilient little thing and sailed through all that with no problems.
Arran is now well settled in at home and is piling on the weight.
I’ll be taking a break from blogging and consultancy for a few months to look after Arran, but do keep me in the loop and I’ll be back later on in the year.
The Hotel Inspector is my favourite, presented by Alex Polizzi who goes into failing hotels and B&Bs, and sorts them out.