We were the paper boys, the car washers, we went that extra mile to make money so we could be independent as there were no free handouts!
I was taught at a very early age, if you want something
Rain or shine I would be delivering the papers, I remember one of the customers use to have corona cherryade delivered by the milkman and this was towards the end of my round and I was so thirsty that one morning okay a few mornings I would take a nip out of the bottle, so funny I am sure they would have known.
I wanted money for a motorbike as a couple of my friends had one, so I went out at weekends on my push bike and a bucket and sponge and I would knock on doors to ask if anyone wanted their car washing 50p per car.
So I had an idea one day to sell the shit [MANURE} We sold Goats milk and eggs. I put up a sign outside my house saying bags of manure 50p and I would deliver it around the village riding my push bike trailing a
I went to all the local farms in the summer holidays asking for work, I always found something, I remember saying to my mum, I will not be back until I have found some work.
One particular summer holiday I plucked up the courage asked the farmer I was doing some part-time work for if I could live on his farm and work for the whole summer holiday which was 6 weeks as I was still saving for a motorbike, I didn’t have the support from my parents, my stepdad was a strict and tight as arse holes. My mother didn’t have much.
Happy days the farmer his name was John said ok great I could do with an extra pair of hands
It was an old fashion farm with old tractors the ones with seats on a long spring, no cabs, I had my first real sense of freedom. Summertime on a farm was a hectic time, rounding sheep up,
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We would all go to the local pub on a summers evening and have a cold glass of cider.
Those six weeks flew by and it was back to school, I had saved £200 I bought my first off-road motorbike.
Although at the time I thought I was hard done by, actually I learned some great lessons if you want something you have to earn it, go out there and make it happen from an idea a thought a desire.Not worrying about the how, at first, as that unfolds on the way this attitude has helped me have my own businesses.
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