On a cold and frosty morning…

Brrrr. It’s definitely well into Autumn here at The Dingle. The chickens were most put out that their water had somehow gone solid overnight. It was the first ice-breaking of the year… 

Row of matches both burned, burning and new.

Often we don’t take action until not taking action becomes too painful.

But what a beautiful morning it’s been here. I woke up to a sparkling frost, with steam rising in the distance, and the sun shining off the frozen leaves. Then I came downstairs and my fingers froze.

There’s nothing quite like being really bloody cold to get you moving when you’re renovating a house…

Because we don’t tend to take action on stuff until the pain of not doing becomes greater than the pain of doing it.

Not that we’re not being arsed to work on the house; far from it. In fact, we’re really impatient because we’ve so many ideas and can’t wait to see how it all turns out. But sometimes you forget about the practical stuff, like being warm.

I don’t really want to spend money on temporary curtains because I know we’ll change our minds once we’ve finished a room – but we forget how much difference curtains make to the temperature. So I might go on the curtain scrounge over the next few weeks. I’ll have to venture into charity shops, and for that I’ll need gin.

Anyway – if building your business is a project you need to take action on and don’t know where to start, don’t worry. I can help. Buy yourself a copy of my book, Business For Superheroes, and get going.

Have a lovely day, whatever you’re doing. We’ll be in attic, oiling several miles of 18th-century timber.



Vicky Fraser is a copywriter, author, and entrepreneur. She really did run away with the circus… but when she’s not swinging from a trapeze, she’s showing other copywriters and small business owners how to work with better clients, make more money, and stop missing bathtimes, first words, and dinners with angry partners. In fact, she wrote the book on it. Get your copy here.

PS We took a group photograph of everyone who came to my workshop last week (I still can’t believe it’s over – it’s been like some kind of event horizon for the past few weeks). It came out pretty well, and I’m privileged to have spent two days with such a fantastic group. That’s John, Sarah, Mike, Sally, Ray, Yours Truly, Danny, Louise, Joe, and Jenn 🙂

I’m not doing the event again until sometime next spring, but if you want to experience some of what I offered, you can buy a copy of Business For Superheroes here.


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