I am sorry that Frankfurt wasn’t as straightforward as you had hoped. These markets are intense and highly competitive. At least now you have had that experience and enjoyed a tasty morsel of kiwi culture. Hopefully that’s enough of a fix to keep you from being homesick till next year.
I was talking about you recently at a baby shower when a friend quizzed me.
“How do you do it?” she kindly said.
“What do you mean?” I asked, as I desperately tried to sip some champagne with one hand pretending to be glamourous for a split second before the 21-month-old attempted to yank off my other limb.
“You know, being a mum and working in a full-time job in the film industry and you still mange to write a blog – HOW do you do it?”
“Ha…” I am distracted as the toddler beast breaks free and attempts a base jump. Pause …. 3 … 2 … 1 … base jump complete – toddler intact. Return to conversation. I am suddenly humbled ,realising she too is a mother and a creative entrepreneur in her own right.
“Well to be honest I don’t; I haven’t written anything interesting since I was living in positive poverty while taming chickens and climbing mountains! I am tired and cranky all the time, my fiancé is a stay-at-home dad and it’s Daisy and her collective who do all the work on the blog. She does this while breastfeeding, renovating and being the breadwinner for her brood.”
“Daisy sounds like she is a pretty cool chick.”
“Yes, yes she is.”
So there you go. Daisy I want to thank you for maintaining our little blog. To make up for my lack of blogging I am treating you my dear friend to a delicious excerpt from Bitch and Famous by Wendyl Nissen.