Hey there, fabulous ones!
All this unseasonably sunny weather over here has certainly got my brain a-buzzing like a bumble bee about summer plans! If all goes aright, I may well be returning to my beloved Cambridge for another year of theologising and flapjacks... which means I'll have to start the search for a summer job once again!
I don't know about you, but as a schoolkid or a student, it's always been really difficult to find holiday work that pays all those shopping, champagne and seaside bills...
...and also doesn't happen to be utterly depressing. I have spent some of my summers working as a telephone fundraiser [/cold-caller] and a maid, cleaning toilets and scrubbing grime from kitchen corners. I had to wear a tabard. Ugh! It was not stylish, jet-setting or inspiring, and work has to be at least one of those things to be rewarding! And I've always hated those vague advice pages you get from Google: babysitting... paper rounds... boring, unhelpful, unoriginal and often unrealistic for making much money, Isay!
1. Disney Princess
Yes. Disneyland Paris are currently recruiting for Alice in Wonderland, Wendy Darling and Jasmine lookalikes. A summer in Paris, riding on those amazing floats in the parades and signing autographs? Tres magnifique, non?
2. Lemonade Stand
An oldie but a goodie! Wait on a sunny day, grab some cute kids [not, you know, literally - don't childnap - see this as a way to liven up a babysitting gig or entertain younger cousins!], have fun making lots of pink lemonade and a handmade sign selling your wares, then head to your local park - or anywhere people will be looking for lovely refreshments! - with a big cool-bag and a deckchair. All the better if you live on a busy road - set up in your driveway instead. It doesn't even have to be lemonade - tote slices of scrumptious homemade sponge cake or Ribena ice lollies!
The Boy's little sister and I made some amazing Easter biscuits, and Little Miss licked the bowl clean - isn't she the cutest?
Love, lemonade and carousel horses xxx