\r\n\tOriginally published 03. 07. 2014I don’t know about you, but I love to peek behind the scenes, and I \r\nespecially love to look at other people’s work spaces. I find it really \r\nfascinating, in the same way that I loved seeing inside other people’s \r\nhouses when we were house hunting. (Does anyone else randomly trawl \r\nestate agents websites…)So I thought you might like to take a peak at where all the magic happens at Hoobynoo World.\r\n Some of you will know that the business is run from our home, we are a \r\nclassic ‘kitchen table’ business, and when I started I did literally \r\npack the orders on our dining room table:with a little help from my then baby girl.\r\nIt didn’t take long for me to out grow the dining room table, luckily \r\nfor me when we bought our house, it had a garage. We are not garage \r\npeople, our car is just fine outside, it doesn’t need its own room to \r\nsleep in, and it was the kind of space that would have ended up crammed \r\nwith stuff we would never use.Pretty much as soon as we moved in we got \r\nmy dad (who happens to be in the building trade) to convert it for us at\r\n family rates \r\nSo once I’d outgrown the dining room, I moved my operation into the \r\noffice, seemed like a sensible choice, I set myself up a little table at\r\n the back of the room.I should point out that I also share the office with my husband who \r\nis a children’s’ author, as well as all of our ‘clutter’ and DVD and \r\nbook collection which probably takes up most of the space. Thanks to \r\nDad, we had plenty of built-in storage.\r\nSo after moving onto my little table in the office, it wasn’t long \r\nbefore some of the books and DVD’s had to take a little trip down to the\r\n charity shop to make way for my packing materials and stock!\r\nI carried on quite happily like this for about oooh 6 months or so, then things got quite a lot busier, especially with NotontheHighStreet.com…\r\n and David started to help me with packing the orders so I could get on \r\nwith more of the admin, drawing new characters, coming up with new ideas\r\n etc.\r\nSo being the generous soul I am, I found an old table and set it up for \r\nhim in the window so he could get lots of lovely daylight. He gets a bit\r\n grumpy otherwise.. I would like to point out that my packing table (now\r\n a dumping ground) had been at the back of the room facing a cupboard!)I don’t know how many of you know writers, or have heard the rumors, but yes, he does spend a lot of time in his dressing gown. David\r\n started helping me in January 2014 and I couldn’t manage without him \r\nnow. But things were still getting busier so it was definitely time for \r\nan overhaul. I decided a big tidy up and re-organisation was in order \r\nand enlisted the help of my super tidy, super organised friend to help \r\nme tackle it one sunday.it was really quite disorganised, and I really do hate working in a \r\nmess. So we worked some magic and this is how it looks today.. Spare ink, gift boxes, and other bits and pieces in this corner next\r\n to our lovely A3 printer. (The shirtless guy is Zac Efron by the way…. \r\nin case you were wondering)\r\n\r\n\r\nMy very organised desk and beautiful Mac, one of the first purchases I \r\nwas able to make, thanks to the business. As you can tell I quite like \r\nmy stationary and like my desk to look pretty\r\n\r\n This is David’s desk – yes I tidied it for him, it doesn’t normally look like this\r\n\r\n\r\nAnd this is where I keep all the packing materials (now next to Davids \r\ndesk) and all the stock, in pretty storage boxes. (yes, that is another \r\npicture of Zac Efron with his shirt off, what can I say he’s a fine specimen of a man)\r\nAnd that’s it, that’s my space where I come to work every day.\r\nWhat’s your space like?