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  • working from home! Does it work well for you?

    Posted by Jodie on March 28, 2002 at 7:52 pm

    I work from home, a terraced property with no out look at all but I am only 200yds from a lovely area of oustanding natural splender called a fell. If I need a break I just take the dog for a walk, get some fresh air and enjoy the view. The thing that inspires me the most is the need to eat, 😆 Brian

    Mike Brown replied 20 years, 4 months ago 2 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Robert Lambie Robert Lambie

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    March 28, 2002 at 11:57 pm

    we once worked from home for about 3 weeks. just while our new premises where kitted out.
    this was about 10 years ago. i was younger, but boy could i do my work?.. not a chance.
    if i wasnt messing around with the dogs i was chatting to my mum with tea. or watching somthing funny on tv.
    now considering the great weather and veiw you have there gray. its a wonder you get work done at all. 😆

    ide be off on my surfboard! hhmm i haven’t got one.. i mean ironing board. thats it. 😆

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  • Mike Brown

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    March 30, 2002 at 11:21 pm

    I work from home Gray…a mid-terraced cottage though it is at the end of a quiet lane as it opens out into meadows.

    I’ve had premises in the past but, to be honest, I’m happiest working from home as I do now. I have a small timber studio in the garden. I’ve never found it a problem to work by myself though some days are easier than others to get motivated. I find rockin’ loud music helps to revitalise me when I’m flagging. The thing that most frustrates me is having too many jobs on the go at any one time – I prefer to finish one thing before I start another. Working on my own also makes trips to other signmakers shops more special – a chance to chat, swap ideas and generally socialise.

  • Mike Brown

    Member
    March 30, 2002 at 11:51 pm

    Don’t worry about Portsmouth – as I said before It’s only just above sea-level anyway so come the great thawing of the polar ice-caps, it’ll be one of the first places to go!

    By the way, my studio is only 16′ x 12′ – very small but because it’s compact I keep it nice and warm through the winter and I have crammed it with all manner of signs over the walls and even the ceiling so that it has a really colourful ‘grotto’ effect designed to overwhelm customers who visit…and it works too – you can see them look all round and even up when they first step in! I’m trying to impress ’em – sure – but I also want them to expand their ideas about what they could have on their own sign or vehicle – I want them to feel like the preverbial ‘kid in a sweet shop’!

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