When I think about what sort of person I'd most like to have on a retainer, I think it would be a boss. A boss who could tell you what to do, because that makes everything easy when you're working.
As my own boss I do take his point, but when I think about what sort of person I'd most like to have on a retainer I think it would be a housekeeper, or maybe a handyman or better still both. Someone who would keep everything ticking over nicely on a permanent basis. When I try to do this I seem to have time for nothing else. It's not little and often, but little and always! I thought of a cook, but then my husband is a good cook and likes to cook. An accountant would be good....or a driver who would also look after everything to do with the car.
But I've decided it would be an agent - someone who will frame, insure, market, collect and deliver my paintings - leaving me just to paint and turn up at special viewings!
Who would you have on a retainer?
When I've made my fortune here is another wee Scottish cottage I have to save. We found it yesterday on Ascog Loch in Argyll.