Anyway, I was settling down for a relaxing weekend, gardening aborted due to frozen ground, so thought I would watch bobsleigh races, tennis and make another batch of marmalade. Then I got a phone call from the BBC.
Earlier in the week, I had suggested to Radio 4 that they cover a hidden side of all the redundancy stories in the news - the HR people who have to make all those employees redundant. In my former life I was a HR director and making people redundant is the worst part of that job. So, having made the suggestion, the Radio 4 programme Broadcasting House thought I should do a live interview on the programme. Serves me right for sticking my head above the parapet!
So this morning I found myself alone in a BBC studio in Blackburn talking on national radio about my experiences. The presenter, Paddy O'Connell, asked me what I do now and I told him, saying that I now have no employees to deal with and that's the way I like it.
You can hear the programme here
It's now over a year since I left my well paid job for this business and I don't regret it one bit. I talk to some lovely people, and get real satisfaction from helping people find the music they want. I don't make mega bucks and probably never will, but I don't have to sack people anymore. A much better way of life.