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Day One of Knit It - Hook It - Craft It

Fay Dashper-Hughes

Day One of Knit It - Hook It - Craft It

Normally my alarm would go off at 6.10am and I would grudgingly get out of bed to start the day. This morning I woke at about 4am and grudgingly had to count sheep to try to get back to sleep.  I had all sorts of ideas pinging through my head, ready for my first day of being the owner of Knit It - Hook It - Craft It. I managed to get a wee bit more sleep, and got up at 6.30am. Our household has to get up early because our daughter has to be at work for 7am on...

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If you have to have a strategy session...

Fay Dashper-Hughes

If you have to have a strategy session...

If you have to have a strategy session then I find it best to do this with someone that you respect (in my case this was Matthew my husband), in a place that inspires you (the Yorkshire Sculpture Park) and with the right attitude. Having looked at the weather forecast on the 31st December we were sizing up which would be the best of the bad weather days to head over to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (www.ysp.co.uk).  As it turns out we could choose from either one drop of rain moving up to two drops of rain on the 1st...

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New Year's Eve. New Life's Eve

Fay Dashper-Hughes

New Year's Eve.  New Life's Eve

The job that I have just left had a three month notice period and the first few weeks dragged but the last month and a half was an absolute whirlwind of trying to get everything sorted and handed over. I have finally made it to my final day of work with my current employer.  There is much that I will miss about working there and the waste management industry as a whole.  As with any job, there are bits and pieces that I really won't miss but there is no point in dwelling on them. Two weeks after I started...

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Swarm of bees v knitting confirms my decision is the right one

Fay Dashper-Hughes

Swarm of bees v knitting confirms my decision is the right one

So, it has been a few weeks since I made the giant leap to leave my job and become self employed and I wanted to document what I have been doing towards the new business and what my concerns are around going it alone. First things first, here is what I have done so far to set up the new business: Set up a bank account. Continued to save every penny possible from my wages so that I don't have to get a bank loan. Registered as a Sole Trader with HMRC. Registered and bought the domain www.knitit-hookit-craftit.com and a...

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I have just resigned from my job of over eight years.

Fay Dashper-Hughes

I have just resigned from my job of over eight years.

Today is one of the biggest days of my life.  Today I resigned from my job.  Today is the first step to becoming my own boss and being accountable for everything that I do.  Let me set the scene.   By the time that I formally leave my job (end of December 2015) I will have been within the Waste Management industry for 15 years, almost to the day.   Those years are fairly evenly split between two different employers (6.5 years within a Local Authority waste team and 8.5 years with a packaging Trade Association).  I am loyal, work...

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