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    Where Have I Been?

    Where Have I Been? | Essential Twenty

    About a week and a half ago I got back from 24 days gallivanting around Europe, and whilst I had planned not to write anything whilst I was away, I accidentally took an extended blogging break. I had written some posts and scheduled them to go live whilst I was on my trip, but none of them posted (they’re all live now so you can take a peek at my latest reviews). But having this accidental-but-sort-of-on-purpose break has done some wonderful things for me. Continue reading

    The Heartbreak Of Giving Up On Hobbies

    Giving Up On Hobbies | Essential Twenty

    Growing up, I was that child. You know, the one who was out every night after school at clubs. Ballet lessons, French lessons, recorder lessons, piano lessons, flute lessons, tap lessons, the school netball team, chess club (don’t laugh) and choir. Right up until I went to university, I still took ballet and contemporary dance lessons each week. But there’s something about getting older that makes you slowly dissolve your hobby list, and recently it’s been getting me down. Where are my hobbies now?

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    My 2018 Goals

    My 2018 Goals | Essential Twenty

    It’s the last day of 2017 (bloody hell, that’s flown) so it’s time to set goals and resolutions. I find this a bit of a challenge every year, so I’m keeping with some easy goals that I can definitely achieve. Nothing in terms of numbers since every social media site is awful right now, but things that I want to achieve over the coming year. Some of these do follow the tasks I set myself earlier in the year as well as those I failed at from this time last year, but this time I’m far more focused. I can do this!

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    What I Got For Christmas 2017

    What I Got For Christmas 2017 | Essential Twenty

    Over the past couple of Christmases, one of my favourite things to do has been to read peoples What I Got For Christmas posts. I’ve uploaded these posts in the past (read my 2015 post here and my 2016 post here) and I’m doing the same this year. As always, this isn’t bragging, this is just me sharing what I got for Christmas this year. If you don’t like it then don’t bother reading it!

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    Why Blogmas Is So Tough This Year

    Blogmas Day 17 | Essential Twenty

    For the past two years Blogmas has been a breeze. But this year it’s been so tough to get my bum in gear. What is it about 2017 that has made blogmas, and blogging, so tough? I may have a few ideas, but let me know if you’ve got other struggles with the blogosphere.

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    December So Far

    Blogmas Day 16 | Essential Twenty
    Today’s post was going to be all about my trip to Lincoln Christmas Market, but I had another idea. Whilst I could’ve taken a ton of photos, as I was spending time with someone else I just stopped thinking about Essential Twenty for a bit. I enjoyed the day (apart from getting elbowed by a really rude woman pushing past me to get on the train) away from my camera and instead I’m talking about everything I’ve done through December so far. 

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