Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Happy New Year....very belated !

So much for my plans of being back working on the 7th January ! The best laid plans and all that.

I spent New Year camping in a very wet Bedgellert, Wales. Barely stopped raining the entire time but it wasn't at all cold so didn't stop me enjoying being out in the fresh air. I love being outside and try to remember that there is no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing !

Ive been so delayed due to having to do self employed taxes for the first time in the UK. I used to whizz though my USA ones so assumed it would be the same....hmmmm no. Once I got used to all the different terminology it was easy but I had to spend a load of time reading before I got there. Next year should be a doddle :-)

One good thing came out of it though, I learned a load about my spending habits. Actually that wasn't such a good thing !

I have spent soooo much money on 'supplies'   I had to leave the majority of  the bits and pieces I'd collected over the years in America so was literally starting from scratch again. The cost soon mounts up when you have nothing. All my old stuff didn't go to waste though, my neighbors young daughter was a budding artist and I gave her everything. She still sends me photos of the art she is creating. goal for this year is to not buy anything new. I will carry on making but only using supplies I already have.

I am definitely looking forward to the challenge of looking at my 'stuff' with different eyes and it might make for some interesting miniatures.