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Saturday just gone, I jumped in my wardrobe which at times is bigger than Narnia’s and went hunting for my winter clothes as the time had come to add more layers. One of the reasons why I wanted to was because I was heading out to Bakewell for it’s annual Christmas Market.
With the run up to “Black Friday” picking up steam, more and more shops are starting to offer deals and one of the best I’ve seen so far is Udemy
What is Udemy?
Udemy is an online learning website that has courses on…well pretty much everything from Web Development for people like me, to crafting and public speaking. The list is endless and trust me, I’ve searched a few times trying to find a course I didn’t think would exist and surprise surprise it’s there!
It felt like only yesterday when I announced Gmail supporting
display:none; in emails which was a big step forward for email developers and saving time and hair (which hasn’t already been pulled out) when trying to fix problems.
On one of my many random travels I came to Little Moreton Hall just outside Congleton and having been past a few times, I was curious what it was cause all you can is an old house that looks amazing.
It turns out to be a National Trust property which is around 500 years old and from afar you can see it’s not quite standing straight but only when you get closer you see how it’s really not and wonder how it’s not fallen down yet. Somehow the the timber-framed building, curled around with a scenic moat, has defied logic for over 500 years!
I always enjoy Christmas, it gives me time to switch off and relax as well as spending time with my family and friends. It allows me to look back over the year and see what worked and what didn’t and decide upon my goals for 2016 and while I’m not one for New Years resolutions, I do like to set goals in business and personal areas of my life.
Building a successful email campaign involves many different areas, from design to development. But one of the important areas is distribution, it’s all well and good designing a beautiful newsletter then getting a developer like to me to build it so it responds awesomely (sure I just invented a new word) on any mobile, tablet or desktop device, but what happens when it comes to sending out your template to the thousands or even millions of subscribers who love hearing from you and it does one of the following…
I have just gotten back from a trip to the lake district and the best I can say is WOW! Having never been and I’ll be honest it was never top of my list, but a friend persuaded me by telling me that it’s a beautiful area with multiple lakes, walks, pubs and attractions – all of which I love to and call relaxing!
So once persuaded we booked a cottage via AirB&B and went on our way and I wasn’t disappointed, we arrived in Bowness-on-Windermere which is just a little South West of Windermere itself and the views were breathing taking and our cottage was just as lovely, it was situated at top of a hill with log fire and no Wifi meaning I had no choice but to switch off and relax.
Now I’ll be honest, I’ve never been the biggest fan of Wales and before anyone grabs a pitchfork and fire let me explain. I’ve got nothing against the place or the people, but prior to this I had been to Wales twice – first time I got snowed in a cabin in a mountain so cold and alone (not so much fun) and then I got flooded while camping and had to evacuate at 2am (also not so fun). So as you can imagine when it was suggested we go to Wales again, I wasn’t jumping with joy.