Friday, 17 April 2009
A girl and her shoes.
These are my favorite forms of footwear! My trusty wellies, walking boots, and Brasher sandals for summer. Not for me ridiculous teetering heels and strappy sandals. I have to wear "normal" footwear for work, and when I go out, but given half a chance, I would live in these. I work in an office and always have (inspite of my careers talk at comprehensive school where I said that it was the last place I could ever see myself working - more of which later)but my ideal job would see me working in my wellies. I would love to work outside, perhaps in a walled vegetable garden. A few years ago, I was a team leader for a large bank. Our department specialised in telephone loans. I took the job after having 4 years off being a stay at home mum. It fitted in at the time with hubby working shifts, and meant that I didn't have to have a childminder. I worked very late evenings and weekends and had a part time team of other mothers and students. I loved my team, they were great but they were rubbish at selling the insurance on loans for which we had targets. My manager once took me into her office and tore me off a strip. She said that I didn't display a "passion" for the insurance product (well observed, and please feel free to shoot me should I ever display a passion for ANY insurance product!!). I was very much a square peg in a round hole. My current job is in administration for an IT company. The company is ok, and the people I work with are ok, but I still feel like a square peg in a round hole. I am determined that my kids get at least a stab at doing a job that doesnt seem like work to them.
And also - looked what arrived today in the post. My monthly subscription to Cornwall Today (featuring some heart shaped crafts!!) and a copy of Yanks from PLAY.COM bargain at £3.99 - I shall positively relish doing the ironong this evening!! Many thanks to Lyn at Everydaylife (see sidebar) for reminding me about this most wonderful and heartbreaking film.