Challenges of mobile working

Saltwick Bay Whitby

This month has been a lesson to me in how working and travelling may not always be the most easiest combination.  One of the reasons that I wanted to set up my own business or work for myself in some way was so that we could continue our travels in some shape or form – initially in small trips here and there, later living in different countries abroad.  I had a vision in my head of sitting by my little camper with some gorgeous scenery to look whilst working away in between some relaxation.

The reality has been slightly different and somewhat of a rude awakening.  Yes working for myself doing something that is fairly portable means I can travel down to where I used to live to visit people or accompany Phillip (aka colobus yeti photography) on his photography work trips and see beautiful places like Saltwick Bay in the main photo above.

On the other hand though I have realised finding the time to do work whilst travelling is not always easy and found myself doing bits at 10 pm because it is the only time I have had free.  Having an internet signal that is usable has proved difficult time and time again in terms of being able to carry out any work on my Etsy shop or keep up to date with all the social media marketing.  I still also have to work out how to take all my stock, packaging, buttons, materials and  other paraphernalia with me on my travels.

This does not deter me though as it once would have.  These are all part of the learning curve and problems to be solved rather than to be agonised over.  Here’s to more travels!

 

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A catch up with family and friends

Mr Bongo (Mazda Bongo)

 

Had a little break from my blog last week as we packed up the Bongo and headed down south for a mixture of visiting people, seeing Babymetal perform at Wembley Arena and a 40th birthday party on the Dorset coast.

 

Our Mazda Bongo at Crystal Palace Caravan Club site

 

Being back in the Bongo and travelling around from place to place bought back many happy memories of living in him (yes our Bongo is a ‘he’ known as Mr Bongo) during our travels.  I really do miss the wandering around the UK we did in him and hope to get out and about on some mini travels more now the temperatures are starting to rise at night.

 

collage of holiday photos

As you can see from the photos, we had a great time on our travels – though I have to admit it is nice to have some time to myself now!  Now to catch up with all the business bits and pieces…