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Hello wonderful people, my name is Lucy and I have recently joined 'Team Shop' as Gloucester Road charity shop Assistant Manager. As a fresh set of senses on the Brandon Trust shop scene it’s been great to get stuck in and offer my skills in the process of maintaining the shop’s fabulous feel. So nearly three months down the line, here’s the low-down on shop #2...

Woody and the workshop

Meet Woody, he’s a collie cross and just six months old. He’s been coming to work with me for the past few months and he absolutely loves it! He has his blanket and crate in the corner of the workshop, but usually he’s off exploring the site. He soon learnt not to pester the chickens though; it turns out the electric fence that keeps them safe from rogue foxes, works just as well for dogs! (He was fine by the way).

Pledge For Parity

On Tuesday, 8 March, International Women’s Day offered us a chance to celebrate and reflect on the position of women in our lives, organisations, and society. The theme of this year’s campaign was #PledgeForParity. I’ve always felt strongly that everyone should be treated equally, and wanted to organise something to promote the #PledgeForParity campaign.

It caught me by surprise

I was recently talking to someone about my career in social care. It wasn’t a planned conversation by any means, we just happened to be in the same place at the same time and got chatting. I explained to her that I never planned to work in this sector, that catering and photography had been my deliberate work pursuits when I was younger. In fact, I was a baker and confectioner for a number of years. How things change!

What is normal?

Conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected. (Of a person) free from physical or mental disorder (Oxford English Dictionary).These definitions are great but they don’t really cut it for me. My 'normal' is no doubt very different to yours. Is my 'normal' routine the same as yours? I doubt it. What is 'standard' these days? I live in London, an incredibly vibrant and diverse city, everything goes on here, like most capital cities on this planet.

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