This year has flown by.
However, I don’t know about you, but I actually can’t wait for it to be over.
No, I’m not doing a ‘Bah Humbug’ but it’s just all too ‘busy’ right now for my liking.
This is despite the fact that I’ve participated in enjoyable things such as:
- taking my nephew to the panto (Craig Revel Horward was fabulous as the Wicked Queen in Snow White)
- having more than a few free drinks at the works’ Christmas party
- attending my first sci-fi con in years, catching the larger than life Brian Blessed and the small but wonderful Warwick Davis, among lots of people in cool gear!
- a couple of social outings with friends
- I even had another Premium Bond win (£25).
Work is really busy and my head is just full of ‘stuff’. I’m also glad the election business is all over – it was all doing my head in and my only real consolation was checking my investments the day after and seeing a big jump in the value of my portfolio – the ‘Boris Bounce’ but perhaps it’s the Santa Rally come early! Let’s see if the boom lasts til the end of the year.
I’m behind on my gift shopping so it’s all a mad rush these next few days. I’m looking forward to a nice break. I’m not travelling abroad this Christmas but I will be away from home – a change of scenery will do me some good.
The bits of presents I have purchased have been done online (Amazon) as I haven’t yet braved the shops.
Remember in my July update where I mentioned that I took part in an investment webinar and was paid £100?
Well, I was invited by the same research company to take part in a online investment panel for two weeks, whereby I had to review numerous articles, websites, listen to podcasts and watch video adverts.
Time-wise, I probably spent 4 hours max in total doing the various bits, for which I was paid £175 in Amazon vouchers! Handy for any time of year really but particularly now!
Anyone interested in taking part in such investment surveys, drop me note. I’m not sure I can share their details on my blog, so would rather share privately and no, it’s not a referral or affiliate link.
I’m still planning on twinning my second toilet for the year. However, am unlikely to complete the task before the end of this month as I don’t want the framed pic to get lost among the festive packages.
Like before, I’ll offer the twinning for free to a lucky reader – just drop me a comment below and I’ll include you in the draw to win the twinned toilet (ensure you include a valid email address so I can contact you should you win).
The winner will be picked randomly on 30th December.
And on that note, wishing you all a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year!
See you for my December update and round-up of 2019 (of sorts…).