Category: Diary

The mower for me

Anyone who read my blog last year on ‘the mower for me,’ may be interested in an update on the grass cutting up here at TVF HQ that lead me to exclaim to the Woodcutter’s wife: My life is complete! Recently I was delivering four barrow bags to a regular customer, however when he saw […]

The joys of parenting

Being self employed means that you get to go to watch your daughter’s disco dancing as part of the local Welsh cultural inter school competition. It is so joyful that the Woodcutters’ Wife and I take it in turns attending, as to share the joy. The dancing saw gymnastics not seen in their parents for […]

Now I am 50

I am finding that I am a lot more chilled, now that I am in my fifties. It has come a lot sooner than I had anticipated; it does not seem such a long time ago that I was starting out on my journey through life as an adult.  The thirty years I have left, […]

VAT and Shop

Busy week responding to the demand for part seasoned firewood ahead of going VAT registered. My attempt at direct marketing worked for me with an approximate 25% take up rate, with one person ordering and paying for next years demand, part of which will be delivered now with the remaining loads being delivered as required […]

Spring Is Here

After a particularly long winter with three bouts of snow, followed by extended periods of generally wet weather, we briefly enjoyed an early summer last week. What does it mean to a firewood merchant and what about the work life balance that being my own boss was going to bring me?   I sit here […]

A worthwhile investment?

eBay is a great source of inspiration, market place for recycling stuff that you no longer need or actually making purchases. The Chief Wood Cutters Wife and I share an eBay account that we have had for over ten years and accumulated 1400 feedback points trading as 4acregarden. This four wheel drive fire engine caught […]

What’s In a Bottle of Wine?

I set off bright and early in the van to load and go from the yard. It was icier than I had thought and took the cautious decision to return the van to TVF HQ and proceed in the Land Rover for the two local deliveries I had booked in for this morning. There was […]

Christmas Presents

It is the season of goodwill to all people and many of us express our love by giving gifts. The gifts that I have had suggest that I am not only much loved, but those doing the gifting have given very thoughtful gifts that reflect who I am. Let me share some of those with […]

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