I’m off on a jet plane in about four weeks, which is terribly exciting and it’s all systems go at my place. I’m taking my Mum and my kids to London for a girls-only holiday, and then we’re heading to Ireland where my lovely bloke and I are finally getting hitched. He and I are then popping over to … [Read more...]
Creative Plus Business blog
Our doyenne Monica has been self-employed in the arts for almost three decades (yikes!), and has a literal lifetime of personal experiences in juggling creativity, business, family life and friends. She's very well versed in the triflings and trivia of creative self-employment, and writes about everything from her own tips and tricks (the MMM), the boring everyday (cleaning up her office to attract more work), her lively adventures (making a documentary in the USA) and those things that make the creative life so unique (her obsession with having two doorbells). Read on for more!
There are a whole lot of things I love about freelancing, but right this second I’m indulging in one of the best. I’m writing this on the first day of the winter school holidays. A Monday. Apart from answering a few emails and checking my diary, I’m done with work for the day. I admit, there was … [Read more...]
My partner lives in Suit World. Every morning the Irishman gets up, irons a shirt, watches sports news on telly from the European neck of the woods, and then dons a suit. Sometimes it’s black, sometimes grey (there’s a somewhat ‘groovy’ brown suit in there that rarely sees the light of day), but … [Read more...]
I’ve been working Saturdays lately, which is fine. Not a bother. I quite like it actually, but it does cause a problem. Sunday becomes Saturday, and Monday becomes Sunday, and even though I’m creative and freelance and supposed to have a loosey-goosey concept of time anyway, I get quite … [Read more...]
I’m not well today. Generally poorly, a bit hot and cold, a bit of a gurgly tummy. I was quite unwell yesterday. Sore head, aching limbs, very upset tummy, fever and general yukkiness. The great news is that I started getting sick last Monday. I knew illness was coming, because Pinky and the … [Read more...]
I’m sitting on a plane and I’ve just realised that this is my eighth flight in four weeks. Not many trips from a suit-wearing CityFlyer veteran or professional flight crew point of view but more than usual for me. I’ve been from Sydney to Brisbane and back twice in two weeks, a trip to Grafton and … [Read more...]