End of an era ……

  So its the 17th March 2018 and yesterday was my Grandmas funeral. She passed away on 27th February and as always I there by her side. I sat with her as she took her final breath and I had been there for two days. As hard as I try and cannot put in to... Continue Reading →

Walking away from 2017 …….

Well its here ..... 2018, this is my first blog of the new year and its going to be mostly thinking back over the last 12 months. Its not al to do with work, its also a personal reflection. When I set up Lady Locksmiths 2 years ago I was full of enthusiasm, optimism and motivation... Continue Reading →

A chink in one’s armour …..

The definition of the above phrase is "a weak point in someone's character or arguments which makes them vulnerable to attack". I don't necessarily think my chink makes me vulnerable but it is definitely something worth talking about. So, as we get to know each other, you will know I work as a locksmith, I... Continue Reading →

A licence to print money ……!

How many times have I heard this expression since I became a locksmith ......... Countless! It seems that anyone with a trade i.e locksmith, gas fitter, electrician, plumber gets this said to them quite a lot. Why? If the job is done professionally and right, then surely that's a good thing? Not a reason to start haggling over an... Continue Reading →

Reality bites – working alone!

I love having a project to work on. I become obsessed. I spend every waking moment planning, researching, writing notes and thinking of new ideas. When I started thinking about setting up Lady Locksmiths this was no different. Before I even started working as a locksmith I had my logo designed, uniform and van sorted,... Continue Reading →

My first time ….

Quite often when someone needs a locksmith it happens to be in the middle of the night. Now there is no rule that states any locksmith has to be available 24 hours a day and many advertise this with absolutely no intention of leaving their beds during the night. I decided that I was going to... Continue Reading →

Grandma!

As I tell you the story of my locksmith journey its important I tell you about myself as well. I have already covered a small part of my childhood and if you read that post you will realise that my grandparents were a massive part of my life. My Grandma is one of the most important... Continue Reading →

Dealing with tools ….

So, my bright idea to become a locksmith was now a reality. This was it, I was now self employed and still not really having a clue about what I was doing. I fell lucky that a charity I had worked with whilst working for the Police had some funding and provided me with my first... Continue Reading →

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