Living with the Pandemic: Rachel Mullett
- Rachel Mullet has been a long time supporter of Pembrokeshire.Online and we are great fans of her work. PEMBROKESHIRE MOMENTS is her opportunity to share her love of Pembrokeshire in the form of quality art and gifts.
When we asked Rachel how things have been since the pandemic bit, she told us that she has been walking on a daily basis to Newgale beach and has been posting daily videos to her followers on the Pembrokeshire Moments Facebook page.
“I was determined to use lockdown positively; to get fitter and launch a new business venture.
“I have now launched Pembrokeshire Photography Workshops and I now run a Facebook group where I set weekly challenges. I hope that this has helped fellow photographers during this time.
“Without that down time from my business I probably would have struggled to find time to launch this. They’re now on my website and selling well, so this is a positive that came out of such a terrible time.
“When I felt down, I spent time editing photographs from past years. This took me out of dark moods and helped me remember happier times.
“By far the worst thing of lockdown for me is not being able to cuddle my children and grandchildren. We’ve spent time together outdoors and on Whatsapp, but that will be the best thing to have again when this virus is under control – a big welsh cwtch!
“The second-worst thing was missing two overnight stays to Skomer Island to spend time with the puffins but I fervently hope I can do this again next summer.
“I have recently launched a collaborative project working with a local graphic designer, and we are selling on Etsy under the name of Ditsy Puffin Designs – we’re having great fun as I have been a sole trader for the past nine years; it’s great working with someone else to bounce design ideas off.
“Our Christmas elves are already selling well!
“So, to sum up my season, I am extremely grateful to local shops that have stepped up and delivered to our community to keep us all safe; and I feel lucky that I have been used to working from home and have a positive outlook on life and been able to use this time to review where I want to take my business for the next few years.”