I have been toying with the idea of trying to make some money from my blog for a while and, while I still lack the confidence to really go for it, The Hubby has been most encouraging (although I think it’s just that he wants me to start earning my own money again so I stop spending so much of his!). I told him that to do it properly, I need a space to write and that’s when he came up with the genius idea of turning our (huge) car into a mobile office!
We bought our car, a Chrysler Grand Voyager, which we named ‘The Beast’, last summer, with the intention of using it as a sort of camper van; the seats in the back all fold into the floor, leaving a space big enough in which two of us can sleep. The other two sleep in the tent. It’s great. We tested it out in August, with a road trip to Penzance and had a fantastic time!
So, we already know it’s versatile, but when The Hubby suggested we pimp it up into an office, I was sold!
With the addition of a throw, a rug, a huge, squishy soft cushion, some home-made curtains, some funky lights and a fake pot plant, my new creative space was born!
It’s unbelievably comfy, but the best part is that I can go anywhere to work – I’m no longer confined to my house! I have a laptop, a mobile wifi device, my phone… I bring a flask of tea, a packed lunch and my slippers (no, really!) and I’m all set for the day. I park up somewhere with a nice view, draw the curtains at the back for a little privacy and away I go! Fab! And, even if I don’t fancy going anywhere, I can just sit on my drive (where I can still access the wifi from the house – bonus!) and it’s nice and peaceful, my own little haven of tranquility.
So, now I don’t have to be a work-from-home mum if I don’t want to – I can be a work-from-wherever-the-feeling-takes-me kind of mum! I’m going to try to do a bit of a feature, maybe on Facebook/Twitter called ‘The View From My Office Today’! Keep a look out for it!