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Into the big smoke (and back out again)

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You may have noticed that I’ve been a bit remiss on the blogging front recently.

It’s because I’m knee deep in websites and client deadlines. Yes my friends, I am in the big smoke, old La di Da, wearing my trendy glasses, trying to hold my stomach in and talking advertising at an East London agency (well it beats potty training).

Full-time mothers, don’t let anyone tell you that the commute into London is harder than your daily grind. I can’t begin to tell you of the delights of a newspaper and cup of tea on the train for a whole hour!!, company at the office, a brilliant sushi place for lunch, a new shopping centre and St Paul’s Cathedral spitting distance away.

 But of course, with three kids and a life in the country, the ideal would be to work from home, around and yet away from the children, surrounded by nature but close to a sofa (for horizontal thinking), and the espresso machine. A workspace that’s not too Hansel & Gretal or too post-modern-concrete-bunker. A workspace you could get a sly tan under the auspices of ‘taking a quick break’.  A space rather like this one in fact.

Go on then, pass the Piz Buin lotion. I feel a resignation letter coming on.

Garden studio by Roost. Every lawn should have one.

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