It’s CHRISTMAS! Yet another Christmas season is upon us closely to be followed by the back of 2018. How has it been for you? Upon reflection this year’s been one of change in many ways:
- I changed the name of the blog to Entertainment Views which was a bold move but one that’s enabled me to branch out and take opportunities which were offered due to the wider range of genres of entertainment I could cover.
- I returned to a day job! Having been freelance for just over a year it seemed to be the right time to return to stability.
- Connor (my little boy) started school – which limited my availability for taking opportunities outside the midlands on the regular basis I’d become used to. It pulled me up sharp but now I have a firm direction in mind for my little ’empire’.
- As a family we’ve been invited to review so many fantastic family fun entertainment activities and we’re having a ball. I love being able to have the boys on board with me. It makes such a difference!
I’d like to say a huge thanks to everybody who got involved in the Entertainment Views Awards this year. What a terrific response! It was great fun putting together the videos used to announce the results and I am so lucky that so many guest presenters came on board to help. Especially given the time of year I was asking them for their blood, sweat and tears! Check out the results here: https://entertainmentviews.co.uk/entertainment-views-awards-2018/
If you watched the short video I made to announce the winner of Best Stage Play (well done Alice in Wonderland (Kew Gardens)), you’ll know that this was our last annual awards – at least for the time being. Life moves on and I have plans to make a few changes in the new year. As you know, aside from my brilliant aides; Hayley Makepeace and Jen Franklin, I run the awards as a one-woman-band so I need to have the time to devote to making it the best it can be. Never say never and watch this space, though… I’ve also been so fortunate to have sponsors every year which means the winners have trophies – it makes it so much more than a mere online vote and I know that little touch is appreciated.
One thing I can guarantee is that my blog will continue to be knocking around the blogsphere, the diary is filling up for next year with plenty of comic cons, gigs, family events and opera on the radar already. I’m also expanding the movie and television review section so stay tuned!
All that’s left in this Queen’s speech (I have a crown you know… it might be a plastic one from Claire’s Accessories but it’s a crown, nonetheless!) is to say a huge great big stonking THANK YOU to everybody who stuck with the blog as it took the transition this year. Your support is invaluable, please carry on chatting to me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – it stops me taking to myself… occasionally… Have the best Christmas and a very happy 2019!