Tuesday, 31 March 2009

If at first you don't succeed, get distracted.

It quickly becomes apparent that one post isn't enough. We didn't progress the blinds business last night, choosing instead to deliver a birthday present and shortlist potential Easter holidays.

Bala Lake in mid Wales is looking favourite. We drove past a place last October and I fell in love with it just for the view http://www.glanllyn.com/. Terrible website, but gorgeous place and reasonable prices. No play area for the kids but a beach leading down to the lake, so I'm sure we'd be fine there.

I also put another step in on my way towards the Hawker Hurricane model you can almost see, light grey against white (note to self: use different background) here. Building the model is a guilty pleasure: I do it either while Sharon's out, or in the smallest room, or while I'm making our bedtime brew. Girls don't understand Airfix!

Work's going really well. I got another unsolicited phone call from a potential customer this morning. They'd looked us up on the web after two rivals, recommended by KPMG, turned them down for being too small! Silly rivals, they're not too small, you're just too inflexible. Thank you for your incompetence. Anyway, this chap found us on the web and just dialled the number on our homepage http://www.utilitymasters.co.uk/

Not sure what tonight's plans are. Maybe a little guilty modelling, maybe more holiday planning, maybe even something useful!

See you soon!

Monday, 30 March 2009

So, I read somewhere that posts start with "So..."

So... I thought I should start blogging. I revamped the website at work (with loads of help from our web designers) and the benefits of blogging were explained.

The company blog at http://www.utilitymasters.co.uk/default.aspx was up and running, so... I got to thinking.

My partner Sharon can run up some mean Blinds & Curtains, and we're trying to get a little business up & running to make use of her talents. So... I've been spending a little time boarding out the loft - and soon I hope we can call it The Workshop. Capital T, capital W.

I figured we need a little web presence, more than Google Maps at any rate. So... I've been struggling with technology at home, with one old laptop and a newer (but significantly more hopeless) PC. I also have a great time taking a few photos as I ramble through my busy life...

So... Why shouldn't I put something on the web about that?

So... I am going to. And this is where I'm going to do it.