Sam Hardy, Marketing Officer, shares an update on her first month at sobananapenguin.
Following my first month working as a Penguin – during which I’ve been approximately as cold as a real-life penguin due to the weather – I’m strutting into April with plenty of sparkly new office skills and a fresh appreciation for Hull itself.
Alongside my time spent working in the office, I’ve managed to check out Two Gingers in the recently revamped and quirky Paragon Arcade, sample a perfect sweet treat from Go Dutch Pancakes, and blow all of my money on funky enamel pins from Type Slowly. I feel like I’ve seen more of the city in the last four weeks than I have in my whole 23 years of life, which can only be a good thing!
We’ve had plenty of visitors in our K2 Bond Street quarters too. James from Fusion Fostering popped in, armed with two hefty bags full of Easter goodies – unfortunately, they were prizes for a competition we're running and not for me to devour. Sob.
Kris and Dan from Drone View Media also stopped by for a coffee and a chat. It's a local company that focusses on aerial imagery, 360 virtual tours and CGI visualisations. They’ve taken some cracking photos of the city centre from above, all of which can be seen on their website.
The most recent new face I met was Rob, the product and interior designer behind raw home, a small business dedicated to showcasing a range of raw materials and the ways they can be utilised in the home.
Next on my exploration agenda is Trinity Market, where I’m inevitably going to spend even MORE money in Raven Hobbies and Spin It Records, because who can resist a nice vintage-scented 80s vinyl? Not me, that’s for sure.