I started my little upcycling business, The Woolly Pedlar three years ago, and since then I’ve been on a mission to prove that I can run a succesfull business, and bring in a wage to help the family finances. This has seen me often working all week from dawn til dusk and at weekends too.
Since the solar eclipse that darkened our garden on Friday, I’ve been very aware of Spring being in the air, and have felt a shift in priorities over the weekend. So, instead of working on a new sweatercoat, or a poncho order I have, I’ve spent the weekend outdoors, and boy has it done me good!
They say that the solar eclipse brings new beginnings and I very much hope this is the case. I do tend to be very driven in whatever I do, and as a result can ‘burn out’ – this is definitely what happened to my teaching career!
So, with Spring in the air and glorious weather this weekend, I’ve spent Saturday sowing seeds in the greenhouse, and Sunday walking in the Lake District which was absolutely stunning.
We drove to Glenridding, parked the car, and caught the Ullswater Steamer to Howtown. We then walked the 5.5 miles back to Patterdale and then Glenridding, where we were rewarded with tea and cake courtesy of Micky and Jane at Fellbites Cafe in Glenridding. Here is my youngest son, John, sitting on the steamer
I’ll be back upstairs in the woolly garret tomorrow raring to go, but feel that I will be taking more days off over the weekends, and getting my work /life balance much more in order.