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Show & Tell: My office

8th Jan, 2015 | Posted by in Blog
Show & Tell: My office

Remember when you used to take something to school for Show and Tell? I think it’s more of an American thing, or at least not so much a British thing, but we might have had something similar over here every now and then. Well, Show & Tell at Work Day is when we get to do it all over again, only now the environment is the workplace rather than a classroom, and our audience is semi-interested workmates in place of totally uninterested classmates.


I’m a freelancer, working at home seven days a week. I don’t have any workmates, or even a workplace outside of my house. So instead of showing something at my work, I thought I might as well show where I work.

Working from home can be pretty uninspiring unless you do it right. Some self-employed people are surrounded by the noise of their kids and family life, which I wouldn’t be able to handle. Others have more hands-on jobs than mine, such as crafting furniture and ornaments in their shed or garage, which would have more appeal if I wasn’t so useless at making stuff. I, on the other hand, work in marketing, providing copywriting and social media management to a variety of clients from my computer. As a result, I needed to do something major in order to keep myself motivated, so I saved up a little cash and turned my back bedroom into an office befitting a typical marketing weirdo.

Removing the carpet, I replaced it with artificial grass. Painting three walls blue, I had the fourth one installed with a graphic of a relaxing forest. Adding a coffee table, fishbowl, plants, a few books, bright yellow typewriter and of course my workstation, not to mention a vintage toy robot with the face of my brother, I was ready to be the most productive I’ve ever been. Plus when I need to take a break or even a snooze, the leather rocking chair by the window proves incredibly useful.

So here are some pics I’ve just taken of my workplace, which I present to you for a slightly off-kilter Show and Tell. If you’d like to share your own pics with me, please do tweet them to @sobananapenguin.


Office - Computer

Office - wall

Office - fish

Office - typewriter

Office - cards

Office - chair

Office - Dave

About the author...

Rich Sutherland

Rich is a copywriter and social media manager who loves writing about random things in his spare time. Between weekly posts for Days of the Year, he can be found on his blog, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram. He also writes short stories within 140 characters on his @tinyweefiction channel. If you see him in the street, make sure to wave (he's 6'4" with glasses, a beard and rockabilly hair - can't miss him).
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