All set for Jelly!

Dean Holling & Fiona Wilson in The Monks Yard workspace

Dean Holling & Fiona Wilson toasting the first Ilminster Jelly in The Monks Yard workspace ©2010 The Monks Yard

Yesterday I had a lot of fun posing with jelly beans to provide photos for highlighting this month’s free Jelly at The Monks Yard, Horton Cross near Ilminster on Thursday 18 February 2010.

Those of you following me on twitter (@emmersons) will have seen a number of Jelly related posts.  Curious about what this is and how it relates to my normal information postings?  Read on and the mystery will be solved!

‘Jelly’ is simply a name for an informal gathering of homeworkers, mobile workers, digital nomads or anyone else who fancies a change of working environment, who decide to meet somewhere and work alongside each other on a given day. Jelly logo

It’s a concept that originated in New York, but Somerset seems to be leading the way in starting them across the UK.  You can read plenty more about the concept and what’s going on in Somerset here: and and

My reasons for getting involved and organising the Ilminster ones at The Monks Yard include:

  • wanting to meet other local homeworkers and business owners
  • getting out of the house into a different environment
  • being able to chat with others and exchange ideas
  • feeling energised through inspiration from others
  • sharing information and knowledge with new contacts
  • introducing others to the brilliant workspace facility at The Monks Yard

Working at home can mean isolation at times and for someone like me who naturally feels energised by being with others, this chance to meet up and work together for the day is vital to keep me creative.  As a natural information gatherer and sharer, it’s great to know that the Jelly will provide an opportunity to use these skills face-to-face and not just online in the virtual world.

Are you anywhere nearby? Fancy a change of scene? Then book your free place here and come and join us!

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2 Comments on "All set for Jelly!"

  1. emmersons
    09/02/2010 at 4:21 pm Permalink

    And we’ve made it in to the Chard & Ilminster News online:


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