Saturday, April 02, 2011

Saturday job



I had an array of Saturday jobs from an early age and whilst waiting for the early bus to work I often used to feel I was missing out on those teenage activities such as lying in bed or talking on the phone.



As I folded t-shirts under horrid florescent lights I would fret about not being able sit around chatting with my friends - smoking cheap cigarettes and drinking endless cups of coffee in dingy cafes.




But I did like the money in my pocket, the money to spend on new pairs of lacy tights and jingle jangle bangles, the money that paid for my Saturday nights out.



I found myself working today, the prevalence of germs in this house of late have put me way behind schedule with my craft fair preparations. So I sat in the garden, the sunshine was warm upon my shoulders, the scents of fresh mown grass and early blossom in my lungs, I had tea & a little snack to my elbow and I sewed. As I worked the birds sang for me and I did not resent working on a Saturday for even a second.

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16 Comments:

Blogger Magic Cochin said...

The millionaires shortbread must have helped a lot :-)

I've been working outside too - it's been a lovely day.

Celia

Saturday, April 02, 2011 3:55:00 pm  
Blogger Emma said...

I was just thinking that the treats, the teapot and the type of work you were doing must have made it really enjoyable.
I too worked on Saturdays when my mates were hanging out - nothing nicer than spending 'my own money'.
Lovely images, as always.

Saturday, April 02, 2011 4:13:00 pm  
Blogger Arianwen said...

I have working today - marking at a computer watching the Sun from inside so hopefully I can enjoy sunshine outside on mothers day tomorrow. Your day today looks like it was fun!

Saturday, April 02, 2011 5:19:00 pm  
Blogger Shelley in SC said...

Oooh, I can just imagine the enjoyment of sitting outside in the breeze and sun and stitching away. Hope the craft fair goes fabulously!!

Saturday, April 02, 2011 7:37:00 pm  
Blogger patrice said...

What a lovely blog post.... I can just see you sitting enjoying the sunshine and blossoms. I do adore your posts. Thanks for sharing your little bit of heaven with the rest of us.

Sunday, April 03, 2011 3:51:00 am  
OpenID frayedattheedge said...

Sounds like the perfect day!

Sunday, April 03, 2011 2:55:00 pm  
Blogger yvette said...

Looks like a perfect workplace :)

Sunday, April 03, 2011 3:37:00 pm  
Blogger kristina said...

Now that is most definitely my kind of Saturday job. K x

Sunday, April 03, 2011 4:05:00 pm  
Blogger Dotty said...

What a lovely picture you paint! The sun (and cake) always help:)

Sunday, April 03, 2011 5:02:00 pm  
Blogger Bethany Hissong said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better! Enjoy your warmer weather... doesn't seem so much like work with treats and crafting. At least not compared to what we used to do. Although I spent yesterday cleaning all day so that was no fun!

Sunday, April 03, 2011 9:19:00 pm  
Blogger Victoria said...

It looks a lovely setting - inspirational. x

Monday, April 04, 2011 10:41:00 am  
Blogger Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Nice. I just adore the scent of fresh cut grass.

Monday, April 04, 2011 10:43:00 pm  
Blogger Linda said...

I used to work in Littlewoods in the horrid brown check uniform! I loved working and sometimes now I see ads for a Saturday assistant and want to apply!!! (Husband works too mant weekends for me to do it) I am glad you found a sunny spot to sew.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011 3:23:00 pm  
OpenID skybluepinkish said...

Please could you send some sunshine up here. I really have to get out into the garden or we will have nothing to eat this year and it's cold windy and frequently wet :(

I love your teacup and lovely spotted teapot.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011 9:21:00 am  
Blogger Tabiboo said...

The back door is kicked open and I have a blackbird singing to me.....whilst the eldest boy bounces up and down on the trampoline - squeak, squeak, squeak!!

It has been a beautiful, beautiful day.

Nina x

Wednesday, April 06, 2011 5:42:00 pm  
Blogger Bee said...

At-home workers definitely get better (and more attractive!) tea breaks.

Saturday, April 09, 2011 4:40:00 pm  

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