Powys: A Day in the Life




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Working from home

Powys Mediation Service
Powys Mediation Service in Llandrindod
Illus. By Rob Davies

Some diarists work from home.

  • (PR/Marketing) 9.00 - 3.30 Work at desk (and computer) in "office" and sitting room. Coming to end of contract with Herefordshire Council organising a new event, Herefordshire Art Week which has just ended (7 -15 Sept).

  • (Bed and Breakfast and bookshop owner) Early rising beautiful sunshine. Spent one hour answering emails and packing books for post. Breakfast for guests. Organise changing over of guest rooms, laundry cleaning etc. ……Checked on B & B and bookshop, spent afternoon gardening as nice day. 5 - 6 o'clock took over in book shop. Ironing, answer emails. Books to be packed.

  • (Artist) Morning - worked on paintings and frames for my exhibition to be held in Theatr Clwyd in Mold (30th September - 20th October).

  • (Walking guide) Spent a couple of hours packing away the equipment for Head of the Hills walking expeditions, a business I founded in 1976. It was last used at the weekend in a field above New Radnor.

  • (Bed and Breakfast hostess) 7am start. 3 guests for breakfast. Single man canoeing from Newtown to Shrewsbury, and a couple from Sterling, Scotland, broken down after visitjing sheep sales…..Guests left by 10am, cleaned rooms, changed sheets and washed up.

  • (8 year old schoolboy not well enough to go to school) Came downstairs to help daddy on stock market. Lowest level for 6 years. Portfolio went up 0.50%.

Working away from home

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