I know I do this quite a lot but hello again old friend!
I have not been here for some time and for that I apologise. Its been a hectic time for me I moved away as you may be aware for a new job and a fresh start. Well lets just say it all went a Pete Tong. I was made redundant within a month of starting the job and five weeks of moving there. I was devastated because I loved the job and the people I worked with. I was lucky enough to be living with a wonderful family that helped me find another job so I could stay. With my landlady or "Hayling mum" I did some charity work for a week or so and then thanks to her connexions I started at a local pub. This was the job for me! I loved all the old men and there banter, and I made one of the best friends I have ever had in one of the barmaids I worked with. This gets worse by the way... I soon realised I wasn't being very realistic at all I couldn't survive on the money I made after rent was paid. After a long a tearful decision I decided to come home to my mum, I changed my mind a few times because I really wanted to stay. My mind was finally made up for me when I learnt that my nan had taken a turn for the worse and would need more looking after. I volunteered to do this and save money while home and looking for full time work. You will be happy to know she is in tip top condition now and very happy that she had so much attention and time spent with her only granddaughter. This brings me to now, I am still looking for work and I have to say its soul destroying!! The works out there it really is there is more than there has been in a long time but there are around 500 applicants per job which makes life a little harder. Due to the stress of being made reduntant and having to leave I started loosing my hair. it was so bad I had to have it cut very short! I hate it but hair grows and bought two wigs!
After being back a bit and sort of locking myself away not only because I was embarrassed about my hair but because I was stressed out and feeling down I decided to do more things, You don't have to have money and a job to have fun. I started planning a trip to Marbella in May 2014. I was in a lot of pain with my head and ear the planning took my mind off it, I am not sure its going to happen because of the lack of job but I can always dream! Lots has been going on. I have my first sale coming up in 5 days time and I am so excited I took on-board tips I have learnt for the Great Vix at http://vintagevixon.blogspot.co.uk/ and I decided the other day to mock it up in my kitchen so setting up on the day wont feel so daunting. I have a selection of clothes, shoes, bags, jewellery, bric a brac and home wares from 1950's-1990's and it wasn't until I put it all together that I realised just how much I had (makes me want to open a shop).
I have sat down and priced all my items (with a view of making the costumer aware that they can haggle and barter with me). I have everything written down in my book and I feel very organised and a little geeky. One of my best mates has recelty moved in with me and my mum and she has been a great help. I bought vintage style luggage tags for prices, a job lot of white paper bags, a personalised "Pure Rose Vintage" stamp and a personalised banner for my table. I feel like this is really starting to take shape and I want to make it my job! The other thing that's going well in my life is that "Hayley Anne Rose Photography" is also starting to take shape. I do one days work experience at a photographers which is great, I am relearning everything I forgot when I was first ill. I also have my first proper professional job coming up in September its a vintage style tea party shoot for a local tea rooms that basically made me cry the other day while eating there homemade orange and lavender cake. Lulu's @ No.5 is a loverly little place I take my nan and on the off chance I asked the owner about photography, she was interested I went back for a meeting and the job is mine roll on September. Also have a friends wedding to photograph in August, too exited and nervous about that one!
So it seemed to me then yay! I am back to my old self! I have been living life going out dancing having fun stealing my friends dresses.
I could only find one white glove in the fancy dress stuff so I need to buy those and a handbag and I am done. I love this stuff!!!
I started riding a bike again after getting this little beaut. Its a raleigh caprice liz pepperell. I am going to get a basket and white tassels for the handle bars (because I am a big kid) and I have spotted a good size bicycle trailer so I can ride to photography jobs with my equipment and sales with my stock, I hope! The pictures not the best I took it on my phone while on a bike ride with Charley.
I also bought a bridge camera as a back up for photoshoots and events. I was going to buy a new lens (smaller than the one I was stuck with) for my Canon DSLR but when I saw cheaper than the lens it made sense I could use my Priscilla for close ups and no name for everything else.
Unfortunately recently those old symptoms have crept back and I am ill again, I know how to manage and deal with things better so I am hoping I can cope well during this "episode" for want of a better word. I wont be beaten and I am not loosing my life to this again! So everything I have planned is being done and then some!
I hope you enjoyed my catch up I will write a post about the sale on Sunday (but I have my friends hen night Saturday night so maybe not, I don't cope well with drinking, laughing and dancing when I am ill). Here are the details of the sale please do pop by if your close by.
Hope you have a wonderful week everyone XOXO