That was a very busy weekend and the week doesn't look like it is going to slow down any.
We had a lovely day on Friday visiting the Botanic Gardens in Glasgow's west end. My legs were walked off me but I hopefully captured a few nice photos I can add to the site (long over due, I know). We had beautiful scones with clotted cream and Jam in the Botanical Gardens Cafe. It was so nice to sit out in October with the sun on your face...
Then Saturday saw me back in the famous Barras doing my thing and the evening brought more walking and a visit to Glasgow green and the peoples palace (Unfortunately no camera with me this time!)
More of the same on Sunday with the arrival of some beads which I ordered, so all last night and this morning revolved around making bracelets of some new and interesting colours. Check out the jewellery designbyorla facebook page later today for the pictures of the bracelets and the designbyorla Photography facebook page for pictures of the Botanic Gardens.
This Thursday I am hitting the road to the Canal station Bar in Paisley, for a cancer charity ladies night, so its busy, busy, busy.
You know its a bit of a fairy tale dreaming of running your own business. You think it will be great, being able to make your own decisions, to not have to answer to anyone but yourself, to do things your way and for the profit you earn to be yours and not to belong to anyone else...
...While all those things are true, the reality of it all is so much more. You don't think of designs, patients, trading standards, promotions, customer awareness, customer service, insurance, stock control, stock takes, order control, resource management, time management, packaging, trends, pricing, profit and loss, accounts, suppliers... the list is endless and you are the person who has to wear all those hats. There is no greater feeling than seeing a customer so satisfied by what you have sold them or made specially for them that they keep coming back for more.
And for all the hard work I have to put in each week, I want to thank everyone who supports small business
I love Design by Orla! I never know what to write in these things so that's all your getting lol!