Wednesday, 5 October 2016

When I Grow Up I Want to Be.....

Todays #Blogtober16 prompt is 'What Career Did You Have Planned as a Child'

Well, I wanted to be a ballet dancer!
From a very young age I would watch ballet on our black and white television with my Dad, he love watching ballet. He would draw me pictures of ballet dancers which I loved.
My auntie lived next door to a dance teacher who had a dance studio in her basement. I did visit a couple of times and I begged my mum for lessons. I never had them. I don't know if it was because my parents couldn't afford it or because they realised that I just didn't have the ability. Mum's excuse to me was that I was too tall to be a ballet dancer.

I was always tall, very long legs which I guess did make me a little unbalanced and clumsy. In fact I was pretty useless at any type of dancing  and always tripping up over my own feet. I think my parents knew I wouldn't be any good and didn't want me to be disappointed.

When I was a little older I wanted to be a librarian. I had a huge number of books and I would let my friends borrow them and write them out a little ticket with a date for return. In those days if you went to the library you would have a little card that would go in a big file in the library. They didn't have computers so everything had to be filed carefully. I copied this at home.

Then as I grew I wanted to work with disabled children and I did my work experience in a special school. I then worked as a care worker and would go to people's homes and care for their disabled children. This is something I've never forgotten, I was very young and some of the disabled teenagers were only a year or so younger than me. It was quite distressing at time and I eventually decided not the right job for a young person.

I've been through many jobs, a lot in care, some shop jobs, a bingo caller which was loads of fun but the pay was dismal. Eventually I did achieve one of my dreams and got a job in a public library. I did my degree later in life than usual and ended up working in an academic library  in our local university. I was made for that job, the little librarian in me won over the ballet.

I couldn't find a photo of my library but this was the other library in the building.

Art Library Birmingham University And this is the gorgeous building that I went to work in each day. I really loved working there.

Barber Institute

My Daughter Boo already has a future career planned, she wants to be a chef and own her own restaurant. She also wants there to be a hotel above her restaurant and a massive car park underneath. It's all planned in her mind and she's already practicing her cooking :)

Boo cooking


A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

Some people only write reviews when things go wrong with products, which is good because it lets people know that there could be potential problems. I've also seen negative feedback with say things like, I had to return this item because the colour did not suit this useful?

I write reviews on most items I buy because I like to give genuine feedback. If I have a genuine problem with a product I will write my review in the appropriate place.

I write reviews on my blog too, but they are mostly positive. Why? Because I only write reviews for the things I've loved. If I don't love them I let the person who sent me them know with details why and then let them decided if they would rather me write a negative review or not write one at all. It's always the latter.

This is my blog, my place and I'll let you know about the things I love. If you want to find out what other people have hated about the product then you will need to look elsewhere.

My reviews may all be positive, but they are still genuine.
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