As we come the end of the year most of us will want to forget, I thought I would still do my usual summary of the last twelve months of hen parties and birthdays.
What can I say about the last year though? I don’t think anyone could foresee what was ahead this time last year..
Starting badly at end of 2019
The last few months of 2019 weren’t that good for me either – a burglary and someone had hacked my website reducing traffic to zero by the start of December a year ago from now. I eventually paid an excellent company to sort the website but I had to wait a few months to get my computer and electrical equipment to be replaced following the burglary. Someone smashed my front window two days before Christmas Eve too.
When the hen parties did start in February and March, they didn’t go completely smoothly either. I won’t repeat the difficulties as I would be repeating the few posts that I’ve published this year.
Everything obviously shut down at the end of March, and my hen party and birthday bookings were cancelled or postponed. We were all then waiting for restrictions to be lifted from month to month so that we could resume our lives.
Summer bookings uplift
When the virus seemed to have receded and a relative normality returned over thr summer months, so did my bookings. It was wonferful returning to meet a few fantastic groups of ladies at nice venues from July to the start of September.
Everyone said I second wave would come but I still took some forward bookings for October and November in the hope that things would be fine. One of them was a repeat booking for a 50th birthday party and the other seemed like an incredibly fun group of 24 ladies in Essex. As time when by, it became obvious thst these two events had a big question mark slapped on them. Indeed, the question marks eventually turned to into ‘CANCELLED’ stamps slapped across them. I reimbursed their deposits as these cancellations were out of anyone’s control.
And that, is where I am. It’s a massive relief that the vaccine is now out there saving lives, as well as hopefully steering a path to lead out to a point where we can all look forward to better times in the coming few months.
If you follow my Twitter handle, you will see that politics has been the dominant thread in most things I’ve been posting or re-tweeting. With the cancellation of the orange racist in the US, the prospect of an end to the endemic (resuming EU membership is probably too much to expect just now) I’ll hopefully spend more of my time on the fun, cheeky and arty topics of life drawing and hen parties.
I think we are all looking forward to a healthier more prosperous – and fun 2021. Even though we’re not out of the woods yet, I’m beginning to see the light at the end.
If you are thinking of hen parties or birthday and would like a cheeky but artistic what to celebrate in the coming 12 months, get it touch now.
As we don’t quite know when we can re-start our lives properly again, you don’t need to have fixed date as yet.