Merry Christmas. Feliz Navidad. Joyeux Noël. Frohe Weinachten. Buon Natale. Feliz Natal. Vrolijk kerstfeest. Wesołych świąt Bożego Narodzenia.
I have listed Merry Christmas in different languages, to represent you, my audience. In order of where you visit from. The majority of you, like me, are Native English speakers. But, incredibly, so many of you come from different places in the world, and I wanted to say Merry Christmas to you too! We know I love languages.
This time of year always make us feel a little reflective and appreciative. It’s a time of giving. A time of thinking. A time of remembering and acknowledging all that we have achieved throughout the year.
It can be easy to forget the little victories. The small things. The things that have made each day. I’ll be sharing very soon a snippet of my 2018, split into short clips that highlight each day and show the small moments that piece together to make another year. Another year passed, more memories made. More places visited. More good times, highs and lows. Everything that joins together to make a year what it is.
Last year, I started a One Second Everyday video and it was one of the best decisions I made. December 31st 2016, I awoke to find a video of someone that I didn’t even know pop up on my timeline. Yet there I was, crying at their video. Every second didn’t really mean a lot to me, but I know to them, each second highlighted their day. One little memory sparks the story.
I knew that I needed to create my own. You can watch it by clicking play!
This year, my One Second Everyday will be in landscape mode. Plus, I’m using 1SE in pro mode this year so there will be a lot more cool features to this year’s video.
2018 has been surreal. We moved home. We visited 30+ Spanish cities. We got a car. I started my blog in January and had no idea how it would grow. I didn’t know almost 60k of you would be around, whether that’s through email subscriptions or following me on social media. I didn’t know about the opportunities that would arise.
I had no idea that bloggers would get so many exciting opportunities. I had no idea I’d go on press trips, or be sent products that haven’t been released yet or be invited to stay in my favourite hotel in Benidorm, neither did I think I’d build a long-lasting relationship with some of my favourite brands like Truprint, 1SE and Fosse. It was all brand new to me. It’s so exciting that opportunities I’ve been given and even more so knowing 2019 has so many more in store. I am so thankful that brands recognise the effort and like my content. I’m so pleased that you love it too.
I had no idea that daily I would receive an email or message on social media to say I’ve influenced somebody to try something new, or that my Spanish lessons helped them, or that my NIE guide was perfectly written to save them 50€. I had no idea. I’m so thankful for every message, every comment, every like on social media. It makes all the hard work worth it.
I am excited for what 2019 has in store, press trips, collaborations and I’m sure there will be more to come.
This Christmas, we will be spending it in Benidorm, taking some day or overnight trips to different places nearby to make use of the holidays. Follow along to see where we get to! One of them, was the birthplace of King’s Day!
This festive period, I’ve been very into pinecones, so I’ve incorporated them into our decoration and our wrapping. I have been using the Yankee Candle to count down which has been a dream with a different delectable scent filling the apartment each evening, I’ll definitely be investing in the bigger one next year though now we have a bigger space. I’ve loved having a chocolate piece of Fosse every morning too.
Now, it’s time to open the presents and get ready for Christmas Dinner. An extra helping of pigs in blankets, please! Does anybody else really love prawn cocktail but for some reason only have it at Christmas? I’ll be intermittently posting throughout the rest of the year and the beginning of January, but on the whole, I’m back to my once a week on Saturday at 19:00GMT and Sunday at 19:00GMT for A Day in the Life in.