Is Self Employment a hobby or a job

Have you ever been at a craft fair and have peoplestop at your stall and admire your work and make a comment like “nice hobby” or how long did that take to make and when you tell them they say “you obviously have a lot of spare time”

Have you ever been at a craft fair and have people stop at your stall and admire your work and make a comment like “nice hobby” or how long did that take to make and when you tell them they say “you obviously have a lot of spare time”

Yes we have all heard this or soemthing like this and does it get you mad, sure it does, you are running a business, maybe part time or maybe full time nontheless it’s how your earn your living.

Well my wife, Shalini finally cracked yesterday, she has been patronised enough and it spilled out in a fantastic blog post, it’s written from the heart as you will see when you read it, if it strikes a cord with you please share it with your friends and leave her a comment.

You can find the post here:

http://jewellery-by-shalini.blogspot.com/2011/11/its-not-just-hobby.html

All the best

Dave

Rough Rock Shop Improved

The New Rough Rock ShopAfter a long time of trying to work out why the site was running so slowly at times we realized that the shop plug-in we were using was the culprit. For some reason we just couldn’t upgrade this plug-in to the latest version as I kept messing up.

So, we decided to use a different shop plug-in, Market Press from the guys WPMU, it’s a lot easier to use and a lot less “clunky” and now the site is running at a decent speed again.

So what’s new in the shop, well over the next week I have quite few more rough rocks to add, so far we have weighed and measured 50 items including Denim Lapis Lazuli, Labradorite, Sodalite, Rose Quartz and Tiger Eye so these will be the first be added.

We also have lots more Porcelain Jasper, sometimes known as Exotica Jasper, and a newcomer, Sorronan Moss Agate plus some others too.

Following that our Cabochons will also be put on offer.

There will also be various rough rock that we have put one polished face on, this could be used for display or cut up for Lapidary projects.

The shop has been quite busy over the last month which is great considering the current economic climate and we do appreciate your support.

So why not step inside and have a browse around the new Rough Rock Shop , we would welcome your comments both good and bad thanks!