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Five Happy Things #1

Thought I'd do a little post of the things that have made me happy last week. It hasn't been the happiest week ever but you have to choose to be happy. So, that's what I'm doing. 1. Catching up with friends at the weekend It's something I really took for granted at one point but grabbing a couple of hours with people that you love is so precious! I had coffee with Andriana on Saturday. She's one of my forever friends, so although it was only just over an hour, I laughed so much. She's awesome. Then, I had lunch at The Swallow's Nest with Lisa. She was my travel buddy, when we headed to Paris in 2012 and this week, she moves away to start a brand new chapter, as an au pair in Switzerland. I'll miss her like crazy but shall see her soon. (More on that story later). And...my best bud came back from her holiday. I'd missed her! She bought me presents. Thanks, Bek! 2. Payday purchases! Who doesn't love payday? I'm meant to be s

Blognix 14

Saturday 14th June, I went to Blognix 14. It's a one day conference for bloggers, organised by the lovely Elizabeth Sellers of Rosalilium . This was my first bloggers conference, so I was beyond excited to be going. I went with two hats on - work and personal. My company sent me and I managed to glean a lot for both. It's kind of scary heading to a conference by yourself but if I'm going to be doing this more in the future, Blognix was an excellent place to start. The whole day was so well organised. There was no confusion about what was happening when, there were super friendly members of the team greeting you and registering you and it started on time. After Elizabeth had welcomed everyone, she started the talks off with her very own, titled  Brand Like You Mean It: Actionable Steps To Building A Strong Blog Brand. Branding has been the forefront of my thinking for Inside Melly's Mind, lately. She gave some amazing tips. Here are the things I'll be cons