New projects and a night out at Pittcue

Last week I started a fairly large project for an agency in Germany that I have worked with before. The translation is in the medical field, which I really enjoy doing as the content is usually quite interesting to work with and I can learn quite a lot too. This project is no exception and the deadline is still quite a while off so I am working on it for a few hours a day.

I am also currently in the process of launching a new website for my translation work, so over the last week I spent some time writing content which involved a lot of trawling of competitor’s websites for inspiration and to try and identify my place in the market. The next step will be to design a logo and buy the domain.

Over the weekend, eBay decided to add the ‘Best Offer’ option to my listings – across all my accounts! I had to go on to live chat to get it removed, otherwise it would have been necessary to edit my listings one by one. This is quite annoying as eBay did this without my consent and I had to waste a considerable amount of time getting it fixed. Whilst I realise that it helps to increase sales for some sellers, the ‘Best Offer’ option is not something that has worked for me in the past and my products are already very reasonably priced as it is.

Other than that, we tried a restaurant called ‘Pittcue’ in Devonshire Square on Friday night – to be honest, I wasn’t that thrilled at the prospect as most of dishes on the menu involve ‘delicacies’ such as pig’s jowl or onglet. I know a lot of people enjoy trying this sort of food but it has never appealed to me. Thankfully when we arrived there were also quite a lot of more ‘normal’ dishes displayed on the specials boards. Phew!

I am pleased to report that the food was absolutely delicious. My main dish was a ‘pulled pork bun’ which was very tender and really melted in the mouth. The potato cake with leek mayo was also very tasty. Check out my Instagram for photos of some of the other food we ordered. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and Devonshire Square was a pleasure to walk around afterwards, with all its quirky corners.

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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