The Ramblings of an Isolated Milliner

So hands up, who has cleaned their homes from top to bottom and is now sitting wondering....... what can I do next???

Well, I like many others was that person! Within one week, yes one week folks, I had defrosted 2 freezers, cleaned the house, did 2 millinery videos for my pod, home-schooled my lad, finished a few millinery orders and even sorted out my workshop at home - and as I said earlier that was all done within a space of one week!!!!  I have even had conversations with myself, but that's may be not since the virus if I'm honest!!!

I have a pod within a shop, as some of you know, along with 9 other creatives in the village of Bushmills - this is located on the North Antrim Coast roughly between Portrush and Ballycastle.  And as much as it is a shop, it is also where I design and create my fascinators/headpieces, interact and chat with customers and podsters and most of all be creative.

Being in isolation has taught me that I need human contact - we all do, so we can bounce ideas off each other, have suggestions, be inspired and generally have fun.

I think if it wasn't for the internet, things would definitely be challenging.  Being online either through social media or a website is great as it shows people that us small businesses are trying to keep going on as much as possible.  I have even been learning new skills and trying my hand at painting. I know events have either been postponed or cancelled but these will return just a little later than normal.

I know one sure thing is that my hubby has been enjoying getting his dinners a little earlier of an evening and I've also found ways to cook takeaway meals that we would've normally had at the weekends - big stars for me lol!!!!

Will the world return to prior COVID-19 - I don't know, all I know is that us humans can adapt and overcome all sorts of obstacles.

I do truly hope that you all stay safe and well and I especially thank the NHS workers for doing the amazing work they do - and have always done - they are truly fantastic people.

Until next time

The Rambling Milliner xx