Welcome to Fudgelling. This all started as a tiny independent lifestyle and story telling blog run from my campervan, back in 2018.
Fudgel, apparently, is an 18th century word which means to pretend to do work when you are in fact not doing anything. It is not mentioned in any dictionary, unless of course you count Urban Dictionary, and I do.
The idea for Fudgelling came whilst I was being driven to Geneva airport after being sacked from my role as Chalet Girl on a cold Boxing Day, and I wasn't even Fudgelling, I was just being myself! (more on that later)
Since starting Fudgelling I have travelled the UK in my campervan, experienced periods of extreme work-a-holic-ness, been over-employed and unemployed, and slogged in job roles that didn't align in my values. Fudgelling is a work in progress, as am I am.
Through writing this blog and sharing my experiences with you all, we're still thinking.....Who decides what is productive? Who knows what is beneficial to me? Why must we separate work from play? Why does boredom even exist? And so, like any other millennial starting a blog, I named it something ironic.
Fudgelling isn't about not working, its about combatting boredom, and achieving success, in all it's formats, through activities that suit me, even if that activity is simply idling. Fudgelling is about happiness and fulfilment, truth and curiosity, sometime-laziness and often-action, provoking thought and being an engaged citizen. Welcome to Fudgelling.