Adam Benton

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Buying Christmas Gifts

The holiday season is upon us and as usual I have found myself last minute Christmas shopping online.

I have a number of friends and relatives to buy gifts for every year and this year is no exception, in fact this year it’s worse as some of my friends have had children so that’s added to the list of presents I need to buy.

I do all my shopping online, food from ASDA, household items from Amazon. I don’t have a regular place to buy Christmas gifts from but I did buy a Valentines gift for my wife from Gift Prezzy earlier this year so I will probably buy most of the gifts I can’t find on Amazon from them.

I like to buy unusual gifts for my close friends as I feel like this shows them how well I know them and it makes the whole process more fun for me. I play it much safer when it comes to my family, especially with gifts for my mother and father.

Children’s presents are much harder to buy so my wife has dealt with that at the ELC.

It’s also difficult to know how much to spend. I try to keep to a rule of about £20 per person unless I received a particularly rubbish present last year. It would be easier to keep to this rule if I bought more in the sales but I’m rarely that organised.

I also like to recycle presents I have’t used or opened. This has saved me quite a bit of cash over the years.

I just hope I can get it all done before the last delivery date.

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Looking for a new serviced office

With the new move on the horizon I’m also forced to look for a new office.

For years I’ve been working from home but I never wanted to do that forever and with the new house on the horizon I thought now would be a good time to look for a serviced office.

I’ve got a few offices in mind but I’ve not decided yet which to go for. Here’s my shortlist:

I’m keen to have 24 hour access and fast internet, fortunately these things are pretty standard as is a mailbox and meeting room facilities.

I’ve got to keep the costs down though and I don’t want a minimum term.

Got to make a decision soon…

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Moving house

Wow, I didn’t expect my second post to be so important.

I’ve finally exchanged contracts on a new house and will be moving in a few weeks, if all goes to plan.

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Getting the ball rolling

So this is my first blog post, seems really weird to be starting something like this. Blogging is so last decade but screw it, I don’t really like Twitter or Facebook so here I am.

What are you going to find here, I hear you ask. Well, I am really into my outdoor sports such as mountaineering and mountain biking, so you’ll get a bit of that. I also travel a lot for work so I guess I’ll post about that too.

Not sure what else, lets wait and see what happens!

See you soon
Adam 🙂