Despite how it may appear, I do actually do have a “proper” job as well. I have a wee, sort of specialist engineering business.
This is very handy for a great many things, not least the ability to take most of the last two months off to move house, decorate (oh, but it was so much more than that) and get Holly settled in. Then of course I had time to burden the internet with this blog and embark on all the other stuff that’s been coming my way. The kit testing being the most interesting part of that. I’m not getting sent a whole bunch of rubbish to test, every tent at a specific price point, or jackets suitable for winter and the like. It’s niche market kit that’s lightweight, minimally featured and misunderstood from the ranges of the familiar names as well as specialist doodahs from smaller companies. Basically all the good stuff that gets overlooked as it doesn’t appeal to the lowest common denominator. “The Dog Walker”.
Some stuff is here, some is on it’s way, some stuff is still under discussion. With all that’s been going on my level of fitness will have dropped a little, my feet will be softer and I’m really needing to get out there at my usual levels. So, it’s all tying in quite well, I want to get out, and now I have to get out.
I also need to assure my customers that I’m still in business. And send some invoices. Jeez, we need a metric week, 10 days will do nicely, I could probably fit stuff into that. And a day off as well.