My vacation is over, the petit garcon is back at school. I have no more excuses not to blog. However I have not been idle. My serious fashion post examining 'untouchable fashion idols' is still work in progress. I have lots of useful what to buy, how to make do posts to come too.
In addition to holidaying, playing tennis, badminton, swimming, making builders cups of tea and Grufflo snakes & ladders, I have been writing. It does mean I have decided that I am certainly not returning to styling as my day job. The break has been a revelation. I know I could also never return to working for a company. Even though my greatest regret is that I didn't jump ship from Elle magazine to a national daily - not that I was offered a job at one, more my youthful ignorance of exploiting connections and humble deferential nature in days gone by - I'm not going to try to become a hack. I have a hacks brain and a very creative one at that. As hard as it is going to be I am focused on just being a WRITER (if it is in capitals it feels like a contract).
Being a writer is quite lonely, so thank goodness for twitter, although this is more of a distraction at times, it does allow you a fun five minutes of often pointless contact with no one in particular and everyone. More of my writing will unfold shortly...get those Kindles at the ready!
For now I only have one further point to make, what is it with people and their made up work? How can you be model cum designer cum actress cum surfer cum property magnate! Or blogger cum editor cum photographer cum consultant cum stylist? Who knew that your job could change on a daily basis encompassing anything and everything. Does anyone say taxi driver cum cleaner cum locksmith - no! I rest my case. They don't because they have to hold down a proper job to earn an income. Look in any magazine and you will see a list of people with their job titles attributed to them. What is it with bloggers turned x or x turned blogger that makes for a fanciful attempt to create a role for themselves? What do you think? Don't worry this bitch is going to do a post on this subject...
'When I'm good, I'm very good. But when I'm bad I'm better.' Mae West