2019 – What a Year!

You’ve probably seen quite a few older Millennial’s writing “If you were born in the 80’s, raised in the 90’s and have made it to 2020, you have lived in 4 decades, 2 different Centuries, 2 different millennia, and are not even 40 yet!” Scary stuff! As 40 gets ever closer, and 21 further away, I do feel the need to reflect on the good times.

Here are some of the fantastic things that have happened to me this year…

Dreams

Bloggers Secret Santa 2019

For the second year running, I signed up for Bloggers Secret Santa organised by Casey, from casestreetx. Bloggers from all parts of the UK enrolled using Elfster, which shuffled all the names and spat out a person for you to buy for. It can be challenging to buy the perfect gift for someone you know in person, but for people you’ve never met, it’s a daunting task! Even though we were all given a chance to add to a wish list, you do have to become a detective to see what they would like by their blog and social media.

Bloggers Secret Santa Present and Card
Bloggers Secret Santa 2019 was organised again by casestreetx

Wave goodbye to Excessmas

It is the most wonderful time of year… or, at least, it is supposed to be.  Yet, for many, Christmas can equal excess expectations and extreme expense or indulgence.  Has it all become a bit too ‘extra’ for most of us?

Fortunately, 2019 looks set to be the year that ‘excessmas’ takes a back seat.  Research reveals a backlash against the Insta-perfect of prepping, cooking, gorging and one-upmanship shopping.

Christmas Tree

I’ve been shortlisted! House 21 Blogger Awards Nomination

When I started my blog in May 2018, I never intended to get any type of recognition for it. I started because whenever I met clients or professionals who knew about my role in marketing, they would ask what they needed to do to drive more traffic to their website. I would always recommend blogging. We all know there’s a bit more to it than just writing an article – that in itself can be challenging for some. I thought I have to practise what I preach, and it just became a creative outlet for me. I use it as somewhere for the articles that magazines and online publications did not ‘print’ to go, as well as my adventures and vacant ramblings.

House 21 Blogger Awards