And so begins my day…
My day starts early with a breakfast meeting at Cafe Boscanova, walkable from my office (in my house).
Not only did I meet with one of my favourite ex-colleagues, client and friend Adie who has recently started his own business, conversion rate optimisation (CRO) for businesses (www.conversionanarium.com), we were also served beautiful coffee.
I have interviewed Joel (founder of Boscanova and owner of two more local coffee houses) for a piece on coffee, and his passion for the black stuff is remarkable. I am a coffee snob and I love that this specialist is just round the corner!
I walk back to my desk at home. I love being the boss of me. I pour myself another coffee (I live on coffee) and sit at my desk. A few email replies later, I set about writing some blog posts for one client – a university research department, and some social media posts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) for another – a local swimwear boutique. It all seems more like fun rather than work, as I enjoy it so much! (sorry people who hate their job!)
We are all creatures of habit (me included), and when I am working from home I absolutely hate to miss Popmaster on Radio 2 at 10.30 am. It makes me feel (as I don’t have a strict timetable) that I have a relatively structured day.
Time for my next meeting with another client, a local family business that produces beautiful handmade party goods. This meeting falls at lunchtime, and we choose a local noodle bar. It’s simple but effective; think benches, or high tables with stools and simple bright lighting. I am also a restaurant critic, and this place is definitely going on my list.
We talk about social media campaigns; press releases and I eat one of the hottest green curries I have ever tasted! I leave, sweating, and make for my next stop.
I am now at funky local digital agency Adido. As a freelance copywriter, I am often commissioned to work for agencies that don’t employ full time copywriters in-house. This time I am meeting with one of my favourite clients, a producer of laser engraved crystal products. I write blog posts and news pieces for them and it is such an interesting subject!
Back home, and back to my writing. This time it’s for me, and typing some of my novel while I have the chance!
Evening is here and I am off to enjoy a night of glitz and glamour, watching Brendan Cole (from Strictly Come Dancing) on his tour show. What an experience! Although not at work, I never miss an opportunity and tweet some of the dancers, in the hope that I could be their on-tour journalist…*sigh*
Home again and quick check of client emails before bed. I am always working – and you know what? I love it!