Bexphoto Autumn 2021 Round-up

How is it November already!?  What a year, so much has happened since I was last here in the spring; the twins have been raking it in from the tooth fairy, Nik and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary with a weekend in London and the twins went back to school in year 2 – I shared just how much they’ve grown since preschool!  We even managed a little holiday abroad in the summer, read on for our most recent and very last minute trip…

Sunday Shout Outs

Who doesn’t love a freebie?!

I’m currently offering free Sunday Shout Outs to the local community.  Every Sunday that I can, I will be shouting out a local business to give them a little bit of free publicity AND it includes a free brand photo from me!

There’s no catch, it’s just another way to give back after the recent tough times us small businesses have faced.  You can find out more about it and apply on my website here: www.bexphoto.com/sunday-shout-outs

Here’s one I created for local chocolatier, Rowdy & Fancy’s!

Trevor Powell at Accounting Now

A little example of the kind of brand photo you might get if you grab a free Sunday Shout Out – Trevor recently hired me to help sort out his brand image and social media, focussing on letting everyone know that he’s here to help with any and all of your accounting needs with his many years of expertise and you can find him right here on Uckfield High Street!

A spontaneous trip to France

And as for family life, we recently took a VERY spontaneous trip to France!  It was half term, we were off work but had been so busy we’d made no plans further than pumpkin picking at Tulley’s PYO.  On Wednesday we decided to see if we could book something and that evening we were dining in France, 10 minutes from Calais at a lovely hotel in a tiny village by the coast.

It was just the tonic we needed this Autumn!  Playing in the pool (which we had to ourselves on one of the days!), exploring beautiful beaches and eating Moules Frites and cheeses galore!

We didn’t realise just how close and easy it was to drive to Le Shuttle from Uckfield, only an hour and a half then a quick (but super exciting for the twins) train ride in our car to the other side of The Channel!  We were in France in little over 2 hours with no stressful airport/luggage to contend with, it was all in our car the whole way.  We’ll definitely do this again, perhaps with a little more advance planning, hehe.

The power of showreels

As part of my fabulous new branding packages, I create a “showreel” for my clients. What is a showreel you ask? Almost like a mini advert for your brand. It’s a video put together based on the work we do together, to represent you and your brand using your brand values, colours, fonts and brand new images to show off who you are and how you help your own clients.

They’re very powerful when it comes to getting your message across and can be used in so many ways to showcase your brand on social media.

Uckfield Chamber of Commerce

I’ve joined the Uckfield Chamber of Commerce and it’s great fun!  So far I’ve managed to attend every in person event since they re-started in the summer at Bluebell Vineyard, then Buxted Park Hotel and a breakfast meeting at The Highlands and I’ve met some wonderful people.  It’s exciting to be part of the business community of Uckfield and of course, it’s now chaired by our very own Gary!  You can read my introduction post on their blog here.

White Bean Chilli recipe

I’ve got a lovely autumnal recipe to share this month, my super quick & easy White Bean Chilli!  It’s delicious, filling and meat-free, the twins love it too so it’s a great family option and you can leave the chillies out if you prefer it less spicy.

ADVENT-ures

Now that it’s November, I’m starting to prepare for this year’s ADVENT-ures.  Every year I create a fun advent for the twins and we have a different activity every day in our little advent house.  We’ve booked Glow Wild for the first time this year, although it’s after Christmas for us as all other early evening slots were sold out already!  We always try to go Ice-skating at Calverly in Tunbridge Wells too and of course, choosing and decorating our Christmas tree!  Follow along over on Instagram for some festive inspiration and see previous years’ ADVENT-ures over on the blog!

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