Grow Veg and Hunt Bugs

Today I celebrated a year of having the best job ever! I work part-time from home with fab people, talking about gardening and developing apps that I want to use. In fact part of my job is to use the software!! I’m really not sure how it can be called work!

<p>Today I celebrated a year of having the best job ever! I work part-time from home with fab people, talking about gardening and developing apps that I want to use. In fact part of my job is to use the software!!</p> <p> </p> <p>I first started using the <a href="https://www.growveg.co.uk/">GrowVeg garden planner</a> back in 2008 in my Canadian garden. After I was made redundant in 2016, I spotted an software developer job advert on their Facebook page. Very fortunately I convinced them that they should hire me, and I spent a very enjoyable 5 months (sadly it was a short term contract) working on their <a href="http://bigbughunt.com/">Big Bug Hunt</a> project.</p> <p>When my maternity allowance ran out last year and I needed to find a way of earning some money, I got back in touch. They didn't need a developer but they were looking for a Customer Service rep / QA tester. It took a little soul searching. But I decided that actually a part-time role with less stress was a much better option, as I really would rather be spending time with my little people while they still want to spend time with me!</p> <p>So for the last year I have spent a few hours, three days a week, at home talking to people about an app that I love and about vegetable gardening! I mean it can barely be called work!</p> <p>If you are also a keen gardener then I would highly recommend that you check out the <a href="https://www.growveg.co.uk/">Garden Planner</a> and the all new, and FREE, <a href="https://www.growveg.co.uk/">Garden Journal</a>!</p>

I first started using the GrowVeg garden planner back in 2008 in my Canadian garden. After I was made redundant in 2016, I spotted a software developer job advert on their Facebook page. Very fortunately I convinced them that they should hire me, and I spent a very enjoyable 5 months (sadly it was a short term contract) working on their Big Bug Hunt project.

I had loved working for the company so much that when my maternity allowance ran out last year and I needed to earn some money, I got back in touch. They didn’t need a developer but they were looking for a Customer Service rep / QA tester. It took a little soul searching, but I decided that a part-time role with less stress was the way to go.

A year on I have expanded the original role and now amongst other things get to play on Flickr. I even have a little development project to keep me writing code!

Big Bug Hunt on Flickr

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