As you all know, the Mulberry Cottages team are all big fans of giving something back to the community and showing off a little whilst we do so is never a bad thing! It is in this spirit of helping and secretly returning a little to her eight year old self that Mandie, our Sussex Valuations Manager, recently attended a open day at St Peter’s School, in Tunbridge Wells to tell all about her role as part of the ‘Everybody Writes’ Day.
As part of the ‘Dream Job’ section of the day the children came in dressed up in the profession they would most like to do when they grow up (with outfits as diverse as businessmen, doctors, vets and dancers all in attendence, as well as the age old popularity of popstar and footballers and even a secret agent!), it was Mandie’s role to explain her current role with Mulberry Cottages in terms of her writing skills and all the different ways that her work history and personal life have resulted in what she now does for a living.
In between talking in glowing terms about Mulberry Cottages (obviously!), Mandie covered her own ventures into holiday letting in France, as well as writing for radio, television and magazines, and even her songwriting position as lead singer of a band!
The children then had the chance to ask Mandie as many questions as they wanted before they moved onto the next room to hear from others from different walks of life. The importance of writing in all aspects of personal and professional life was perfectly presented by Mandie and the others and all in all the day was a real success. Pupils left feeling really positive about their writing and hopefully understanding a little more about how perfecting their writing skills will help to get them their ‘dream jobs’ in the future!