• A Gift From The Tax Man…

    Who said the tax man was all bad? For the first time ever, I have received a gigantic ‘gift’ from the tax man! Before I set up ‘The Lady Saddler’ business last September, I had previously run a hobby business called Hunters Cottage Art. I had learnt a new skill called paper cutting which is basically cutting paper with a scalpel in elaborate designs. I had a lovely customer base who would request personalised wedding, family, christening or birthday paper art that they would then gift to their family and/or friends. I never set out to make it a full time business and to be honest it would never have…

  • New Year’s Resolutions, Goals, Plans or Dreams?

    I don’t know about you but I stopped making New Year Resolution’s when I was a teenager. I mean really, who has kept to the ‘I must lose weight’ statement anyway? For years I never made a bold statement or even make any plans for the future. I lived for the moment and that was fine by me at that time. For as long as I can remember I’ve wrote in a diary or journal about what is happening in my life at that given moment: who I love; who I don’t love; what events I’ve been to; and any juicy gossip I’ve heard. Nowadays I tend to write my…