Business (not quite) as Usual

BUSINESS AS USUAL (ISH)

These are testing times for everyone, and everyone is trying to find the best way to get through this so that they can emerge succesfully and healthy on the other side.

Mrs K Designs will remain open, but with a few slight alterations.

I work from home so I am largely unafected by social distancing and self isolation. I do, however, have a little one, who from next week I will be having to look after and homeschool. Therefore my working hours will predominantly be in the evenings, but I will still be checking emails during the daytime. Please bare with me if things take slightly longer than usual.

DESIGN WORK

As all I need is myself and my computer, I am still able to fulfil your design briefs. Things may just take slightly longer, but I will of course notify you of timescales when you get in touch.

WEDDING STATIONERY

We are currently unsure of how long this situation is going to continue. Fingers and toes are crossed that this will not affect your special day.

For anyone planning a wedding: Please still get in touch to discuss your ideas. If your wedding is later in the year, or next year then you will still need to invite people. Currently I am still able to produce printed products, but this may alter along the line. But don’t worry… email invitations are the next big thing! So if we can’t print why not send a lovely digital version instead?

For anyone getting married soon: If you have ordered stationery already but are considering postpoing your wedding date then just let me know. I can alter the details of your existing design and send you over a digital version, free of charge, for you to forward on to your guests.

Please, if you have any questions of concerns do not hesitate to get in touch.

PRINTING

At the moment it’s business as usual. But no one can foresee what is around the corner.

I am unsure how long my printers will remain running and how long delivery services will be available. I will keep you up to date as and when I know anything.

But don’t forget that any design can be emailed to clients or guests. So there are ways that we can get around things.

THANK YOU

And finally, a thank you. Thank you to everyone for your continued support. Times are changing and the way that we operate over the next few months is essential. Please take the time to support small businesses, we are ever so grateful.

See you on the other side x

You & Your Wedding Magazine

I am soooooo excited to be mentioned in this month’s edition of You & Your Wedding Magazine!

I knew that it MIGHT be happening, but I expected a tiny little name mention at the end of the article. I DID NOT expect to be mentioned as part of ‘The Dream Team’ and to have a photo of my Indian Wedding Programme included. Hazzah!

I bought copies and copies of this magazine when I was getting married, I love just looking at the beautiful pictures. To be mentioned in the magazine is just amazing.

Big thanks goes to Rav and Roz for having such a beautiful wedding and for including letting me be a part of the planning.

The Invisibility of Working from Home

A very Merry New Year to you all. I hope you enjoyed the festivities.

Right, now down to business, be warned, this is going to be a rant! If you don’t enjoy a good rant then read no further!…

I have had a bee in bonnet, a bee that I have tried to ignore but that has been buzzing around for the whole festive period. Here goes…

I own my own business. I spent time setting up my own business and I now make money from my business. Not like millions of monies, but enough to call it viable. Well done me right? My husband goes to work. He worked hard to get his job and he also makes monies. Well done to him right? BUT, and here comes that bee, when my husband finished for work for the Christmas break every single person we spoke to uttered the words “So, have you finished for Christmas now”, followed by “ooo, it must be nice to have a break, when are you off until?”. EVERY SINGLE PERSON.

Ask me how many people asked me the same questions, go on… NONE! Not a single person asked me when I was breaking up for Christmas. Not a single person wished me a lovely break.

Seriously! Do I not work? Do I not get up at the same time as my husband, work all day and then go to bed at the same time? Does working from home not count as work? Because I do the school run twice a day, does that mean the rest of the day I am not working? Do people know how hard I work? Do they know that whilst my husband (and I’m sorry, I have no gripe against him, he’s just the good example), that whilst he was “enjoying his much needed week off”, I was working until 4am trying to get work done during the Christmas holidays.

Just because I work from home, just because I have my own business, this does not mean that I don’t work as hard as you, or as hard as Mr Bloggs down the road!

I work too. I work hard. Give me the respect of acknowledging that and wishing me a nice break over Christmas. That’s all I ask.

And there you have it. Rant over. Phew! It’s not often I have a rant, but this hit hard. Sometimes I feel a little invisible, and this just added to that.

Do you work from home? Has anything like this ever happened to you? Share your story in the comments, I’d love to hear from you xx