It’s time Soulsubsistence became a blog about food and Cumbria and Cumbrian food once again. We have recipes to share, food ideas for the fussiest, most intolerant eaters, and at least one shareable cooking disaster every couple of weeks.
The last 3 months has been spent writing, designing, and twiddling with my newest book idea. The result? 4 STEPS TO SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING FOR CRAFTERS. I have to write it in capital letters to make it stand out. Let me know if that gets annoying.
Take a little look for yourself if you please:
I got an unexpected text today, from Hays recruitment agency. They’re looking for an admin assistant for a temporary contract in Penrith. Have to be an ADVANCED Excel user with experience in VLOOKUP (whatever that is).
If you’re looking for a way to restore your faith in humanity, you should look no further than Cumbria. The sheer volume of people prepared to reach out and offer their homes, their rooms, their belongings, and their skills to those families and others who have lost everything in the devastation left by Storm Desmond, is testament to the pragmatic, down-to-earth attitudes and good will that is carried by so many Cumbrians and offcomers who live in the region.
Cumbrian Properties let down a lot of stranded and homeless people this week, when they hiked their admin fee from the standard £110 (plus a mysterious £90 check-in fee which I’ve never heard of before) to a whopping £600.
Note: This post is somewhat off topic, but it needs to be written and what’s written wants to be read, so I’m posting it here, and apologies to anyone who hoped for a post about food.