There is no such thing as a typical week or even a typical day for me. even before the lockdown and its implications life has been a right mixture.
At the moment I am trying to fulfil orders as they come in, plates, yarn bowls, jewelery boxes have all been ordered over the last few days and as I am not doing any demonstrations or shows I can give some relatively quick lead times which is not always the case an I am relying very heavily on the Post Office who it must be said are really coming up with the service.
So apart from making orders, this week has seen a day chopping firewood with my mate Chris ; preparing the charcoal kiln, delivering some bean poles to a friend and then yesterday we had a day in the wood where we spent most of the day tidying up the around some deer fences and trying to control the ever rampant bramble! This plus a large amount of bacon cooked on the fire led to a really lovely day
Just as we arrived in the woodland we heard a massive tearing and crashing sound in the "new wood". After a few minutes of searching we came across the massive oak limb which had fallen of a tree. It was an eerie thing, although we were nowhere near the tree it certainly makes you think what would have happened if we were closer.
The next few days will continue with the interesting mix, more yarn bowls tomorrow followed by the jewellery boxes, I have four meetings to attend via Skype or other such technological means which i find freaky but a neccesary part of life.
Despite the use of modern communication methods I do miss the social side of what I do. The interaction of people at events is very stimulating, interesting and often very ,very, funny. I am hoping things allow some of the events to open up towards the end of the year but my fear is that it may be next year before this happens.
Time will tell