I was brave, I took v.1 of 'money spinning idea' to a friend's house last night .3/4 were positive, 1/4 pointed out that it was very country cottage and maybe not ideal for a modern interior - which is fine and I agree. I'm going to do another one this week inbetween cleaning and cooking and colleging (oh my!) just to see if I can be more modish and contemporary. The problem with asking friends though is that they're well, friends, and I suspect reluctant either to hurt my feelings or incur a project related strop.
The priority though is to get our camera sorted so that I can take photos of my new idea and start rustling up business. If I can bear walking into Swindon to college tomorrow, I might have some luck getting it fixed.
On the writing front, I've entered one poetry competition and am finalising a short story to enter elsewhere (no, not there!) by the end of the month. Nothing ventured, nothing gained and nothing financial is being gained as you might have gathered so I must do something to make myself feel useful.
I have also formulated an equation related to country living:
years living in countryside x size of vehicle + av. carbon emission = greater distance travelled in the middle of the road