A little earlier today as this is my last post before Christmas – wishing you all much love and happiness for the festive break!
The image you see here is one Keith and I used on or Christmas card several years ago. Pre 2011, before I started the blog (oh, what carefree days), I had what is known as “free time” and I used to design and make ALL my own Christmas and birthday cards. Unfortunately the blog has meant that I barely have the time to write them anymore, never mind make them. But I’m not complaining – the blog has brought much greater opportunities than my original plan of having a handmade greetings cards empire ever would have…!
(By the way in case you’re wondering: Yes, that IS us, both aged about 5. And no, we didn’t have our photo taken together…)
So I wanted to thank you for all your support and fantastic comments over the past year – a year that has seen Not Dressed As Lamb go from strength to strength and I couldn’t have done it without you (without readers and their engagement there IS no blog, am I right?).
What to expect from the blog in January and the rest of 2018
The year will start as always with my Annual Bloopers and Outtakes post on 1st January… do NOT miss it, it’s probably my best work of the whole year 😆
I’m then taking what will (hopefully!) be a short break in January which I’ll explain in next Friday’s link up post – don’t worry, normal service will resume on the blog with regular posting during that time.
I’m hoping to make 2018 an easier year workload-wise compared to 2017. This year was an absolutely CRAZY year and I’ve never worked such long hours for so long in all my life. I hope to be able to take on less (but hopefully more lucrative!) jobs next year so that I can dedicate more time to reply to comments and post things on social media. Both things have gone by the wayside this year because I was working till 1am every night and then realised I’d not had time to do either yet again (the same goes for sending out regular newsletters).
I want that to change next year.
And you never know, if I make it onto the UK Blog Awards shortlist for a fourth year in a row then I’ll have to top not only the vintage 70s gown and the fairy princess outfit, but also this year’s red bombshell dress that was my “winning dress” in April. (I’m not sure it can be done.)
But in order to be shortlisted, I need your votes please…!
Last call for votes in the UK Blog Awards nominations
And finally, if you haven’t already, PLEASE vote for Not Dressed As Lamb to make the shortlist in the UK Blog Awards! VOTING CLOSES TONIGHT at midnight UK time:
Could you spare 20 seconds to vote for me in the UK Blog Awards please…?
I’ve decided to try for a fourth nomination in a row at the UK Blog Awards in 2018 – would you please be good enough to vote for me? Full details in my post about why I’m entering again here or go straight to the voting page (use every email address you have)! Thank you sooooooo much…!
Have a wonderful Christmas – DON’T eat too many mince pies or Quality Street, DO eat your Brussel sprouts and DON’T do anything I wouldn’t do (in other words, do whatever you flippin well like). See you back here on Boxing Day for the #iwillwearwhatilike link up (yes, a Tuesday)!
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