I’m currently sitting on a ridiculously comfy couch in front of the TV at my friend’s beautiful new house. I’ve been given the Wi-Fi password, the Sky remote, money for a takeaway and some mojito lollipops (early birthday present).
This wasn’t a planned visit – my friend and her bloke have had a trip to London booked for a while to celebrate her birthday – but two days ago a couple of scumbags decided that they had nothing better to do than break in and steal thousands of pounds worth of electronics and even worse, sentimental possessions that hold more value than anything money can buy. And, for some reason, my friend’s face cream, just to rub a little salt into the wound.
Assholes. I’m gutted for them both – they have only just moved into the property and it was obvious that they had been deliberately targeted. A month before Christmas. I’m not one to wish pain and suffering on people usually, but may the burglars crotches be infested with the fleas of a thousand camels and their arms be too short to scratch. Let’s hope that karma comes back to get them.
Understandably, my friend was nervous about leaving the house alone for a few days, so here I am. On an awesome couch. With a fluffy blanket. Watching as much ridiculous TV as I possibly can (as I don’t have Sky at home).
Aside from my friend’s horrible news, it’s been a pretty awesome week. I’ve been making chocolate at my favourite chocolate store in Birmingham – The Chocolate Quarter – and testing their gorgeous Christmas flavoured choccies. The Bloke and I then got the chance to experience the truly amazing Magic Lantern Festival at the Botanical Gardens, and then I attended the opening of a new hair salon, RUSH, in the city centre. Of course, I’ll be writing and publishing posts about them in the next few days. I’m a lucky girl.
I also have some good news for the blog too – I will be officially launching my brand new Facebook group, which I have called BIG UP YOUR BLOG on January 1st 2017. It will (or at least, I’m hoping it will) be the ultimate place to share your posts, ask any technical questions and build your social media connections. If you’re interested in signing up before the official launch, just ask to join via the Big Up Your Blog Facebook group and I will add you. There, you can share a link in the Meet and Greet section and get to know some of the others who have joined already!
Hope to see you there!
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