2021 in retrospect – Georgia
After the ups and downs of 2020 we were all hoping that with the introduction of the COVID vaccine all would be well with the world – how very, very wrong we were. We started 2021 in lockdown and ended it with the fear that that pesky Omicron would do the same to us in 2022. Between 3 members of my family we have had 5 cases. 1 member hasn’t had it at all – I’m currently in financial negotiations with a top medical research centre about her sale value…
Well, they didn’t really go to plan did they? For the second year in a row all foreign holidays had to be put on hold, and I never thought I would see the day when I was grateful for my extravagant huge tent purchase during lockdown number 2. Despite the lack of sun, I have been able to travel to parts of the UK that I have never been to and appreciate what we have on our doorstep.
I won’t beat around the bush on this one – I’ve seen way too much of them over the last year. At times it has been tense. I’m not sure humankind was ever meant to spend so much time together within the same 4 walls. However lucky I am to have them in my life I have never been so excited to go out for another walk / trip to the supermarket.
Along with the rest of the nation throughout 2021 I have walked more than I have ever done before, and actually I have come to love and enjoy the time out. It’s a great opportunity to spend time with friends and neighbours that maybe I wouldn’t have done before Covid. It also helps with my conscience when I get home and reward myself with a nice big cake.
Are we working from home? Are we back in the office? Who knows? Like everything else in 2021, it was all a bit of a yoyo but thankfully now all seems like a bit of a blur. I am relieved to be back in the office and not sitting at my dining table with backache. Being able to chat to colleagues face to face and sharing the tea making duties now feels like a luxury. We were lucky enough to be able to celebrate our 14th birthday, albeit 6 months late, in a manner that only My Mustard knows how (I promise it was a ‘work event’ Mr Johnson). I think I still glow in the dark after drinking too many suspect neon-coloured shots.
Throughout the ups and down My Mustard has stayed consistent. Our clients continue to adapt to the current climate, as do we to accommodate their requirements. Over the last 12 months we have welcomed many new clients across all industry sectors and have gained 2 new staff members, bringing new experiences and knowledge to the team, making us stronger and more versatile.
The start of 2022 is looking promising and is giving us all more normality and freedom than we have had for what seems like a very long time. Let’s hope this is the start of more promising year – and holidays in the sun.