Wonderful to come back from a week away to dahlia bounty on the allotment 💛
Unusually for me I have done really well at switching off from work, leaving emails until Monday and spending the weekend slowly tidying and sorting to start afresh as the new week begins.
Some of you will know that #sevensistersspices came about following a big life change that meant I was needed at home and not commuting to London to do a job I really enjoyed, working with deaf adults in further and higher arts education. Of course I always had high hopes, but never anticipated that here I would be, 5 years later, still doing it ⭐️ But as with things that aren’t planned and just grow all of their own accord, working life has got increasingly demanding and tangled and complex and I increasingly find that work is stressful, as I fire fight my way from one market to the next, via a taught workshop or two and regular private catering work.
So what now?
I will be back at Market from Friday 31st August. This gives me 2 weeks to make as much stock as I can. My hope is that I can do this every 2-3 months and then be free to pursue wholesale orders, write recipes for my blog again, plan more teaching and keep on top of admin 🤞🏽I am also keen to do more work within my local community, have a few plans...watch this space... I’m also really happy and excited to be working with Jacob @thefeaturekitchen again in September, creating another Sri Lankan feasting menu for delivery to #Lewes #Brighton & #TunbridgeWells 😃
Thank you for reading this post & for following me in the first place! I am feeling positive that I can pull Seven Sisters’ Spices along from the slight rut we have got in with the constant treadmill of making, selling, making, selling to the exclusion of so much else. It’s going to be hectic in patches but I am hopeful that these changes will also bring opportunities for more creative and mindful practices 💛 including more time amongst the flowers on my allotment!
Much love to all 💕💛💚 and thanks to @charliempalmer for the pic 😘