With more content provided and full of interesting stories, Highway Mail decided to catch up with Woza Moya’s inspiring, decisive and quirky executive manager Paula Thomson again.
My day starts with a cup of tea from my dear husband. I am not a morning person, I wake up slowly and push Fat Jack Russell out of bed. I feed the birds and chickens (Kim and Khloe Kardashian), and then give them a stern topic about how they should lay an egg every day-they move very slowly. I make coffee, always It’s always anxious to put on clothes for kids to go to school. My kids often say that I should spend more time so that I can match clothes, but in fact, I don’t think it helps. When starting work, I first check Email, from packing up fabrics and beads to dealing with customers, setting up store displays, collaborating with social media, interacting with craftsmen, product development, setting up exhibitions and lunatic marketing plans, or doing one of our creative projects. I used to work on cranes Blow up the trees or madly order the folding of a thousand paper cranes. My way of working is a bit crazy. When I get home, I take my dog for a walk or walk in the garden. I like to cook. We always have a table for dinner. People eat together, which is very important to me.
If local people cannot donate, what can local people do to help them support them?
Donations in kind for any pottery, tableware, toys or haberdashery provided by our charity shop (White Elephant), because these shops can help us increase our income. We also ask the community to buy local products and buy handmade birthday gifts and gifts.
What off-the-shelf projects have you initiated to help continue to create income streams for artisans?
We started making dust masks before the lock, and are making protective masks, which saves the day. There are many exquisite masks to choose from in our shop. We are working on a Christmas savior project, which will start soon. We also hold small hands-on seminars with local designer Karen Monk Klijnstra.
I like to spend time with my family and animals. I like to be in the garden and build a lovely vegetable garden during the lock-in period. When I am not gardening, I like to read and have a large pile of books by the bed.
There are too many books, but Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres, Poison Tree Bible by Barbara Kingsolver and John · “The Invisible Furry of Heart” by John Boyne.
Woza Moya store is open from Monday to Saturday. Woza Moya HACT is open from 8 am to 4 pm on weekdays and from 8 am to 2 pm on Saturdays. Woza Windermere is open from 8.30 am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday, and from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday. Woza Embocraft is open from 8 am to 4 pm from Monday to Friday.
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Post time: Sep-15-2020