I remember we’d been married a couple of months, I was living in our first quarter and there we were having a blazing row about my hair. Pathetic I know but I wanted my hair cut and coloured to hide those random grey hairs that had appeared since his last tour of duty and my husband couldn’t get his head around the fact that a haircut cost so much and I couldn’t cope with the fact that I was having to justify what to me was something that happened every 6 weeks whether there was food in the fridge or not.
So I started looking for a job and it became quite clear that with a military address you would be thrown into a job searching web you never knew existed.
Fast forward three years and I’ve just launched www.recruitforspouses.co.uk but it hasn’t been easy I started with nothing I had two little ones and a husband constantly away and when I did have to do a presentation, just before I left the house wearing my only decent outfit I owned and could fit in, my 8 month old boy at the time threw his baby porridge over me resulting in a complete quick change into £1 skirt from a charity shop and yes my husband’s jumper that had shrunk in the wash.
What kept me going? Knowing that the other wives who were in the same position as me would one day find work through my site and that the long hours and early mornings were going to be worth it and that if I could do something to help ‘the band of sisters’ and help improve what can be at times a pretty tough existence. And my hair? Well I’m lucky enough to have a friend who lives on the patch who can cut my hair for bottom dollar now but one day I will have that £50 hair cut………….