Tuesday, 10 March 2015

A Fresh Start

Our year so far has been rather fantastic I have to say. New opportunities and big changes have been the flavour of these first few snowy, chilly months. 

For me it's meant goodbye to great colleagues but hello to a wonderful new job (you might guess where from the picture...) I'm based in a historic working pottery, promoting the amazing products manufactured there as well as the skills and craftsmanship that create them, plus wonderful events and partnerships too. There is a lot of pinching myself going on!

This is my very first week and there's a huge amount to learn. All my energies are going into it as well as family life so unfortunately, just for the time being, my blogging may be even more sporadic than my regular weekly post. 

I hope you can bear with me because I still enjoy this blogging lark as much as ever and appreciate all your thoughtful and supportive visits and comments so much. Thanks especially for the huge response to my recent posts (especially the dresser one!) which really seemed to strike a chord. So sorry I've not been able to respond very much but the past few weeks have been so full of applications, CVs and interview preparations as you can imagine. 

You can follow me on Instagram (CurlewSteph) and Twitter (@CurlewSteph) if you use those platforms which I'll carry on posting to in the meantime. 

Back very soon .... Xxx

29 comments:

Julie said...

As I said on instagram Steph. All the best in your new job. A dream job no doubt!!! I'm sure you will enjoy it.

driftwood said...

congratulations on your new job Steph x

Sarah said...

I'm so excited for you, what a great opportunity. I hope you love your job and I'm sure things will settle down into a nice routine. A lovely start to the year for you.
S xx

Lisa said...

A new job is always such an exciting but tiring time with all the learning which accompanies it. Very best of luck, hope it turns into everything you hope for. Such an inspiring place to work!
Lisa x

Anonymous said...

All the best at the new job ... toi toi toi ... Ines

KC'sCourt! said...

Love reading your blog, but rarely comment, but loved to say good luck in your new job
Julie xxxx

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Such exciting times for you, enjoy the ride! ;) xxx

CJ said...

Congratulations, it sounds like a wonderful job, I'm so pleased for you and I hope you will be very happy and fulfilled there. CJ xx

Sherri said...

Congratulations on your new job Steph. A new job does use up a huge amount of energy,I will look forward to reading your posts whenever you get round to writing.

Jan Doling said...

Congratulations on your new job, it sounds fantastic. xx

helloitsgemma said...

Well done you!

Frances said...

Steph, I was sipping coffee from my Robin mug when I clicked on this new post from you. Huge congratulations to you on becoming part of a fabulous company. I'll soon be drying my dishes with a teatowel featuring a map of Eastwood Works, a place I hope to visit some day.

(Knowing that you are now part of that company adds to my appreciation of EB's wisdom and taste.)

xo

LandGirl1980 said...

Super congrats on the new job - what a great place to work :)

Jo Bleaden said...

How lovely. What a lucky lady you are :)

Pilgrim at Kerjacob said...

Lucky you - I know exactly where you are and I'm sure a great place to work.
Congratulations.

lilac and old roses said...

Congratulations! The mugs are a bit of a giveaway, how fantastic. Do you think I could run an outlet shop in Mid Wales?! Best wishes Jane x

Mr B said...

Congratulations. Fantastic news. Wishing you all the very best in your new role x

Alison said...

Congratulations Steph, on the new job, how exciting! xx

Sue said...

How FAB Steph, you are the envy of many EB fans out there,me included,
Please keep us posted as and when,
Best Wishes
Sue xxx

thehouseatnabend said...

Congratulations Steph, that's fantastic news. I always enjoying visiting your blog for a little reminder of home, and I'm thrilled that you're going to be keeping the Staffs pottery heritage alive and helping it to thrive (i'm sure your grand folks would be too!). Best of luck with it all, Helen x

thehouseatnabend said...

Congratulations Steph, that's fantastic news! I always enjoy visiting your blog for a little reminder of home, and I'm thrilled to hear you're going to be helping the great Staffs pottery tradition alive and thriving (I'm sure your grand folks would be too!) Best of luck with it all, Helen x

Michelle Huddleston said...

What a fun place to go to work everyday. I hope you are still able to blog now and then...

Amanda said...

OMG, well done! Fantastic news!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your new job. I recently found your blog and have enjoyed it and look forward to reading more...
GADawn57

Judy Kiesow said...

Congrats on the new job and it sounds like a new passion!! I'll start following you on Instagram and here also. You don't have to answer me back just enjoy this new adventure and your family!!! Spring is coming also!!

Quilt it and Dotty www.quilt-it.nl said...

What a wonderful news! And what an excellent employer do you have!!! I adore Emma Bridgewater and started to collect but now am a stockist of this wonderful pottery. I Wonder, do they still have the polka dot Aga? I owns an Aga, and my shop is called Quilt it & DOTTY so one day hope to replace the front of my Aga with the polka dot facade. Maybe we will see each other one day, because my dream is to visit the factory and paint some of my own muggies.

Alchamillamolly said...

Oh Wow - have lots of her mugs!! Well done and hope you enjoy the new challenge.

Vishnu M Menon said...

Hey I am new to your blog. Liked the frehshness of it.
Good luck wit your new start. Keep blogging

Beth P said...

Oh My Gosh! What a fabulous job! I seriously need some new pottery pieces to adorn my house...:D I just popped over here from Queen B -Creative Me because I saw that polka dot mug and just had to investigate! Am I ever glad that I did pop over! :D I will be back for many more visits so I can see all the eye candy! Over here in the US (New Hampshire to be precise) we don't seem to get this kind of gorgeous pottery. Since shipping has gotten so crazy out of control I don't imagine I will be able to afford the beautiful pieces that come out of your pottery but I can come look and dream!
Hugs for now from a new friend from across the pond,
Beth P