Happy New Year!!!!

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Happy New Year to all of my readers!  I hope you all had a fab New Years’ Eve and seeing in 2020!  I spent the evening playing board games with my neighbor and having a few drinks, sharing a lot of laughs along the way!  It was a really lovely way to see in the New Year!

I have been thinking a lot, recently, about this blog and all of the things that I want to do with it, firstly a YouTube channel that I want to use as a place to chat about my week in place of sharing a weekly round-up here.  If you are already on YouTube feel free to head over to my channel and give me a follow (I have a video up that I recorded the other day which you can find by clicking here).

I am also going to be making a few changes to my content, I shall be dropping a few things from my regular content and hopefully, moving them over to e-mail once I have figured out how Mailchimp works.  Moving some of my content over to email will give me more space to create content on the blog and free up some time for new things that I want to add!

Talking of new things that I want to add to the blog, starting next week I shall be starting

  • Motivation Monday which will be a motivational piece to help kick start your week
  • Top Tip Tuesday where I shall be sharing a top tip that I have
  • Words on Wednesday which will be the same as before, where I write about something that I think is important or that I have been thinking about
  • Top 10 Thursday is still the same, a Top 10 of any topic or subject
  • Fiction Friday will be about any book or audiobook that I have been listening to or reading, any recommendations and to be read lists.  I would also like this to be a place to discuss any books you have been enjoying
  • Saturday Shout Outs will be restarting, I have a few that are ready to post but didn’t want to share them in December when generally stats are down
  • Sunday Funday will be an anything-goes sort of post where I will be sharing all sorts of things across all of the topics that I cover.

I am really excited to start this new posting schedule and how I present my content and I am really interested to see how it all goes!

What are you changing for the New Year on your blogs?  I’d love to hear in the comments!!!!

What I Did – How I Celebrated The New Year

Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a good evening seeing out the old year and welcoming the new one in.  And I hope you all had a lovely first day of the year too!

I celebrated the arrival of the New Year with my neighbour drinking prosecco and cassis then singing Auld Lang Syne at the top of our voices in her front room before we came back to mine and sat talking and drinking far too much Eggnog!

When I woke on New Years Day I got up and started to prepare veg for lunch as I’d invited my Mum, Dad and brother (Richard) up for food.  I cooked mashed potatoes, roast potatoes, broccoli, maple roast parsnips, peas, carrots, stuffing, yorkshire puddings and a quorn roast.  Richard is allergic to mycoprotein so I cooked him a sweet potato and spinach nut roast.

I had already set the table the day before and added a scented candle to each place setting that I had made (Mum’s was Baby Powder fragranced, Dad had a Sticky Toffee Pudding one while Richard and I had a Fresh Linen scented one).  I used fairy lights to dress the table and a candle stick that I had bought from Ikea.

For starters I served beetroot and spinach burgers, which had a vegan cheese middle, on a bed of salad with a vinaigrette dressing.  For dessert I served a vegan chocolate Torte with soya squirty cream.  Mum bought up a bottle of wine which we shared and we also had Belvior Raspberry Presse.

Once we had eaten we all sat and chatted, Dad and I had coffee that I made in my french press (Hot Lava Java coffee – yum!)

Once everyone had gone, Roxy and I had a little snooze then I got up and started working on some artwork for the 64 Million Artists January Challenge that I had signed up to after Christmas!  The challenge is to create a piece of artwork based on prompts that are emailed to you daily for the whole of January which you can then upload to social media using the #TheJanuaryChallenge.  If you are interested in signing up then click here.

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