Sorry folks for taking sooooooo long to get back onto this website and back into the throw of all things skincare-y. I have still been trading, albeit slightly low key, but have been somewhat distracted this year up until now.
Some major changes have taken place in my home and work life, and i have been attending to those - adjusting to life as a single mother, adjusting to life as an 'employee' (its been some 10 years since i started freelancing and stopped being employed - back into the fold now as a Macmillan professional), and adjusting to life with (another!) new business venture.
So 'Single Parenting' has resulted from an unexpected turn of events in 2016. I am managing life maybe slightly better than expected (she says tentatively...) and i think me and the boys are doing ok. There's a lot of firsts to come.....in particular first Christmas without daddy at home....but if I brace myself, we seem to get through most things together.
As already mentioned, i've become 'employed' this year too. I have freelanced as an Occupational Therapist for around 10 years, but this year i decided to 'settle' down a little and commit myself to some permanent employment. I have loved freelancing so very much, that it was going to have to be a very special job that would lure me away from that - and special job it is! I am working under Macmillan for a local Palliative Care inpatient unit, with patients suffering from life-limiting or terminal conditions. I won't gush on too much about it here, but it would be fair to say that i adore the work and feel incredibly privileged to be part of something so very valuable and important.
The other enormous change that has occurred for me in 2016, is I have (again in an unexpected turn of events) launched another new business venture. Following the closure of a community hydrotherapy service, I launched a fundraising campaign and have been blessed to receive sufficient support to allow me to re-open the service under my own management. Hydrotherapy is a field in which i specialised very early on my Occupational Therapy career and it gives me great joy to now provide the service under my own North East Aquatic Therapy www.neaquatictherapy.org.uk
What remains to say, is THANK YOU. Thank you dear friends, and dear customers, for staying with me throughout this crazy year - despite things being so quiet on the skincare front. I am still trading, I am still creating, and I am looking forward to being able to now free up some time (and head space) to come back to my utter passion and love for this little company.
When I say things have been 'quiet' in this business in 2016........I might be forgetting to mention.......I did win a little award this year for my products once again. 4th year in a row..... Best keep on going then ;) xxxxx
I am obsessed with natural skincare – and in particular, natural skincare for children.