A short break in Lancashire

I spent a few days with my parents in Lancashire last week. I hadn’t seen them for a few weeks so it was nice to catch up with them and the rest of the family. As the weather was favourable we enjoyed a few days out and did a bit of Christmas shopping – it’s never too early to start!

I had also planned to get some good photos of the flowers in bloom around my parents house but sadly it is a bit late in the summer and a lot of plants were past their best. I did take the opportunity to learn how to use some settings on my Nikon D40 professional camera and had a photography lesson from a relative. There is still a long way to go though, it is just finding the time to really get my nose stuck in.

Southport (taken with a Smartphone – not my ‘proper’ camera!)

The next visit will be in October as my Mum turns 70 and we are having a party – the food has been ordered and the guests have been invited, but the decorations still need to be bought. Normally, I just rely on Amazon for this but I must have a look this week to see if it is significantly cheaper to order the decorations from China as there is still time to do so before the big day.

Because of my break, no translations were undertaken last week, however I still made a bit of cash as I did some matched betting and also sold a couple of eBay items over the weekend. On Saturday morning I was pleased to notice that I was due a cashout for £24.85 on Prolific Academic which was a great way to start the month!

So, it is back to it this week – the plan is to steam through the next couple of months and make as much money as possible – in years gone by I have found that autumn is my most profitable time of year.

Thanks for reading – more next week!

Diary of a Freelancer is a weekly blog post about my freelance work, stuff relating to extra ways I make money online and my lifestyle. New post every Monday 🙂

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