Welcome to my first blog. For the more observant readers you will have noticed that there are previous postings to this, however, they fizzled out quickly so I am here to revive Cast in Style’s blog and to get readers excited and enthusiastic about everything cast iron and a few bits more.
But first, what about me the blogger. Well I have not always been into cast iron; I took a diverse path before arriving at Cast in Style.
I left school determined to be a chemist and spent many fun and beer filled years at university and left six years later with a PhD in Chemistry and a beer belly (not particularly attractive on a girl). I then found myself working in the big corporate world of Pharmaceuticals.
The husband mean while was busy talking about this whole new world about to open up, it was called the World Wide Web and he was sure it would catch on. His initial step into this new alien world was to design a web site for our brother in law who had an iron foundry.
Fast forward 10 years and I had lost my passion for the Pharmaceutical world and was looking for a new challenge. I was 37 years old and wanted a new career, my life had gone from being very safe to scary and exciting all at the same time. Then the opportunity came up for me and the hubby to work together as the owners of Cast In Style, that little old web site he set up 13 years previously and was part owner, well we had a think – it is very different living together with someone but working together – could we do it. As we were deciding we thought how great it would be for us to have a common passion of work, there were many things we were passionate about together, these were mainly hobbies such as diving and travelling but could we get it to work for “work”.
Well I am glad to report that that was four years ago and yes we are still happily married but also that one of our great passions has become Cast in Style and the lifestyle it represents. It represents old industries with many items hand made and not mass produced which gives each item its own unique character and guaranteed high quality.
So on this blog we are going to mix the old with the new, technology is very important in our progress into the next decade, however, that does not mean we have to leave all of the old world behind. Mix it up, that impressive brand new barn conversion where you can switch the lights of using your computer is no good if you have not got sturdy lever door handles to open the front door in the first place.
More than anything, I can’t wait to get started on our adventure together and I hope that we can all share our passion to makes our homes a happy and beautiful place to be. Let’s get passionate about ceiling clothes airers and architectural hardware and if someone asks “why” just reply “Let me show you why”?
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