What I Actually Do For a Job

Saturday, 25 June 2016

I am an incredibly nosey person.  It's why I love vlogs so much, there's something strangely appealing about watching people go about their normal lives.  

One thing that I find really interesting is what people do for a job, and what they actually do day to day.  In the last week or so I've had to answer the "so what do you do?" question a couple of times while chatting to new people, and when I say "digital marketing" I can tell that most people have no idea what that  actually entails.  

Sooooo I thought it would be quite interesting to share an example of a typical day for me - every little task that I do in a selected 9-5.30 period.  Obviously every day is different, but this is a fairly normal mix of tasks for me so it gives you a good idea of what I actually do for a job - hopefully you find it interesting!

For ref, my job title is Senior Account Manager and I work for a digital marketing agency that specialises in the luxury travel industry.

9:00am - I sit down at my desk and read through emails from last night / this morning.  I open up my notepad list of tasks and decide what my priorities are for the day.

9:30am - I send an email to a booking engine provider re one of my hotel clients who is launching a new website this month.  The email includes the new Google Analytics tracking they need, and guidance on the design.

A Visit to Alnwick Castle

Sunday, 12 June 2016

As I've mentioned before, Blair and I are currently doing "Alphabet Dating", so each month one of us organises a surprise date starting with a different letter of the alphabet.  We started in October when I organised date A (a weekend in St Andrews including a visit to an aquarium and fish & chips in Anstruther), and in May we were up to date H.  

H was Blair's turn so a few Saturdays ago I was told I needed to be ready to leave the house at 8.30am(!) for a surprise adventure which would involve us driving "for a couple of hours".  Oooh the mystery!  After a fun journey annoying him with my fake guesses (is it something to do with horses? or hills?) we eventually arrived in the beautiful wee town of Alnwick.  We've spoken about taking a trip to Alnwick a few times but it's never happened for some reason or other, so I was dead excited about the prospect of spending a day there.

In case you're wondering - the H stood for History (and Hogwarts, as it's where they filmed some of Harry Potter.....also an H!).  

Things & Stuff: May

Wednesday, 18 May 2016
One of my favourite types of blog posts to read are those round-ups of things people have found or liked online recently - like Charlotte's Saturday Share, or Juliet's Sunday Links.  I always find something of interest each time, whether it's a link to a funny story, a new blog to read, an outfit I want to wear, or somewhere I want to visit.  I thought I'd follow suit / blatantly copy them and start my own monthly series I'm calling "Things & Stuff".  So here's the first....


One thing I have become OBSESSED with recently is looking up Ikea Hacks on Pinterest.  If you haven't heard of this before, a 'hack' is basically just taking a piece of Ikea furniture and making it unique.  So that could be a simple change like painting a dresser or a big project like building your own storage bed.  I'm dying to go buy some furniture and do my own hacks!

Wedding Guest Wishlist

Friday, 6 May 2016
This year I'm going to 3 weddings in the space of 6 weeks.  3!  They are all quite different too, ranging from the traditional to a casual country affair, so I probably won't be able to wear the same dress to all 3 weddings.  For the last few weeks I've been all over ASOS on almost a daily basis trying to find outfit options, and I thought I'd share some of the beauties I've found so far.

left - middle - right

far left - left - middle - right - far right

left - middle - right

Help me chooooooose!

A Big 'Ol Catch Up

Saturday, 30 April 2016

 

It has been a long time Mr Robot*, very well said.

Sorry I've been a bit MIA the last few months, life has just been a bit busy recently and I've not really had the time to put into blogging.  If you are subscribed to my Youtube channel you'll know I've still being uploading pretty regularly there, although I'm actually now just about to take a bit of a break there too as something has to give!  Blogging has always been a fun hobby for me but if life gets in the way then unfortunately it ends up going to the back of the queue - it's better that than me forcing myself to keep it updated, at which point it becomes no fun at all.

Anyway, things are still very busy at the moment but I was having one of those days where I fancied sitting down to write so I thought I'd put together a wee update post to fill you in on what's been happening over the last few months.