So this is my second part of TA to MD, my blog documenting the transition from a teaching assistant to managing director of DerbyDaysOut.co.uk!!
Well I am happy to report that I am still crazy busy - which is a good thing because if I was sat around twiddling my thumbs it would mean I'm doing something very wrong!! Deffo no thumb twiddling going on here!
I've been busy with:
This made me chuckle! The thing is, I'm so self critical that I'm harsher on myself than any of my past bosses have been!!
I went to Marketing Derby’s annual business event which was strange because I was thinking “Should I be here? I’m just little old me and here I am at a massive business event with some of the biggest companies in Derby!” But I am very glad that I went because seeing how Derby as a city is coming on is amazing! I’ve lived in Derby all my life, met my husband here, worked here and raise my child here. To say I’m proud to be promoting our great county would be an understatement!
(The Marketing Derby event was held at the beautiful Derby Theatre)
Anyway, whilst at this event, I found out that Skyscanner have listed Derby at number 5 in the list of ‘16 cities to visit in 2016’ – beating Liverpool, Edinburgh, London and Glasgow to name but a few! Incredible! Woo hoo - go Derby!!
We were also shown this video which made me want to stand up after and start clapping and whooping! (I didn’t do this but I really really wanted to!!) Watch it yourself and tell me how it makes you feel - I'd love to know if makes you want to stand up and whoop too!! (To make me feel like less of a weirdo!!)
Source: Marketing Derby www.marketingderby.co.uk/newperspective
So I mentioned in my previous blog that I love coffee! Well this week I can tell you that I discovered a few hidden coffee gems in our lovely city!
1) Deda Derby Cube Café: I had a small latte but it was big and deliciously milky! I also had a slice of the chocolate brownie which surprisingly light and yummy! Its’s got a lovely family atmosphere and is a really interesting building. (Literally cube shaped!) Have a wander around upstairs and look at the stunning artwork on your way back from the loo!
2) Derby Museum & Art Gallery café: I had an Americano and a decaf! Both very good cups of coffee. The staff were lovely and friendly and the cake selection looked amazing – this time I didn’t sample the goods but I will be back and I will eat cake! Have a wander around the cafe to see the amazing ceramic collection and then of course around the rest of this fantastic museum and art gallery.
3) Quad café and bar: I had an Americano (again) which was a nice big strong cup of coffee – it was the first of the day so I needed it to deliver a good punch of caffeine. It didn’t disappoint! I’ve let myself down a bit here because I didn’t have a good look at the cake selection (what was wrong with me?!) I defo saw some rocky road but don’t worry I will go back and I will eat cake!! I also noticed they do some very tasty sounding food which I am also happy to go back and try. (For you guys of course!!) I could of stayed there all day because it’s an ideal place to ‘people watch’ which is something I'm quite fond of! It’s situated in the market place in the city centre so there’s lots of people wandering about outside!
Who knows where I will end up next week! If you can recommend any cafes that are worth a visit please comment below! Cake or homemade baked goods are optional but preferable! Wifi is always helpful too – ta!
Right I'm off to find some more exciting content for the website. Remember this is a website for you guys so if you have any suggestions for us please get in touch: email us firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us on our Facebook, or Twitter pages.
Thanks Nat aka DDO Mum! x
PS in case you are wondering, the cover pic for this blog is me and my hubster (I'm the one without the beard!) The reason for this pic to just say thank you to the hub for supporting me on this venture! If Carlsberg made husbands...!! x