MG at Home: The Working From Home Diary

Ellie Howard, Client Senior Executive

It’s finally the first week of December! *huge sigh*

This month has been a whole new working from home experience for me. My two housemates and I moved into our new unfurnished pad at the beginning of November, just before the second lockdown hit. Luckily, we managed to squeeze in a trip to IKEA before it closed, and ever since then, we have been distracting ourselves with furniture building, home decorating and online ordering to settle ourselves in. Although we have quickly learned that the WIFI distribution across the house is not great and we’ve yet to nail our morning walking route (and commute!), I think we’re going to be super happy here.

Like many others, I really felt the ‘November blues’ last week. Work has been pretty full on for the past month and it’s been a long time since I took some time off to actually relax. So, when I found out that my annual Christmas Trip to my favourite city, Bath, was definitely not going ahead and the news had hit home that our family Christmas Day traditions will look a little different this year, I was feeling a little fed up and frustrated.

But, it’s a new week, the Christmas lights are starting to go up on our street and come Thursday we might even be in the pub for our ‘substantial meal’ – hurrah!

Plus, this week marks the start of MG’s Season of Giving; 5 days of Christmas charity cheer, that myself and the rest of the fabulous MG Gives Back squad have been working very hard behind the scenes to get off the ground. We’re announcing three brilliant charities which we will support throughout 2021 and will be injecting some Christmas sparkle into the agency with a daily mailer and an MG Radio takeover on Friday afternoon; get ready for Mariah & Bublé people!

So whilst we recover from Black Friday’s panic present buying (just me?) and start to look forward to finally being able to spend some much-needed quality time with friends and family, I thought I’d share one of my all-time favourite Christmas poems from the legend that is Mr Roald Dahl, which never fails to remind me of home & my own living legend; my Mum.

Have a good week all!


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