It's Sunday evening, and I'm sitting at my computer, with my mobile on speaker, waiting on hold for a person from my previous internet provider to get back on the line and confirm that I have cancelled that account. The frustration in the air is almost palpable. For the last 35 minutes I've been tied to the same spot with the same anti-uplifting music playing and I've been idled from person to person to person and yet not yet can they confirm the most simple of requests; I no longer want what I have been purchasing off them so can they please stop providing me with it?
I'm reminding myself, though, that they are people, trying to make an honest living by sitting in a crowded room full of sweating bodies and no doubt spending a lot of their day being abused by irate foreigners who wouldn't dream of speaking to them as they do if they were face to face with them. Courtesy costs nothing at this point.
And since I'm bound by invisible mobile strings to this desk and this area where I get phone reception, I may as well get the weekly blog post (that I seriously doubted there would be time fort this week) done. Multi-tasking at it's finest and silver linings and all that.
And there is a bright side, chiefly that I now have new, shiny, fast internet that allows me to post photos on my webpage and loads pages extra fast and I can get waaaaaay more gigs per month than I previously was. The internet drought has broken. (HUGE thank you to the very dear friend that recommended the change!!)
And this week the blog is a simple invitation, from me to you. (And a whinge, but we've covered that already).
In this journey of adventure, art and learning myself, my next step is a public one, and very much depends on you for it's success. I am having a stall at my local agricultural show, the Chapman Valley Show, this Saturday, along with my friend the Marmalade Goddess behind the yumminess that is Mumma O's. I'll be selling my designs on various different merchandise forms, from scarves to cups to notebooks, there'll be Fark Cups, and my Adult Colouring Books, and lots lots more.
I would just love to see you there. Just a hello would absolutely make my day.