Let's start with 2020!
Hello to you all!
I do hope that you have been keeping safe and well! It certainly has been more than a while. My last post was almost two years ago and I did not even realise it. I guess we all were battling to figure out our new way of living life with the still raging pandemic which we now have to learn how to live with. It has been a busy year so far and we are only in the second month and about time for an update of what has been happening in the intervening years.
We started 2020 on a high with our first event in Hull for Dr Tonye and were booked for two UK based events and three destination events as at February . Plans were well underfoot for Bromley Park Hotel, Dubrovnik in Croatia, a corporate event in Nigeria, a Birmingham Men's fellowship pilgrimage to Jerusalem and a girls trip to Abu Dhabi, when Covid19 came calling. This was going to be "that year"! I had advertised for staff as well. On 17th March I did a second site visit and a few days after was lock down and uncertainty followed.
Has it been difficult? Definitely! We did get requests to host Zoom events but chose not to. Eddiiez is all about people, personalities and face to face interactions. So we shut shop. However, we got requests for lockdown T-shirts, then event T-shirts for photoshoots and we were back in business albeit a different kind!
Lockdown Parties were restricted but we were allowed to work under guidance and we did so with the Photoshoots. Thank you to the high profile photographer Tino Antoniou for covering this on our behalf. You can see his work here.
Then on 14th August was a 50th Birthday Garden Party in North London with our T-shirts for guests and life jazz music provided by Mojito Sax. The event scheduled to hold at Bromley Park Hotel went head with reduced guest numbers as per the government guidance at the time and was held at the celebrant's garden on the 28th of August. On 4th October was another celebration in Wembley and the cocktails were delivered by Christie at Ravissant Cocktails who in our February 2020 post had mentioned having bottled cocktails as part of her 5 year plan. COVID made that a reality much sooner than expected.
This trend continued in October 2020 till our last photoshoot in November for a 40th birthday celebration where our T-Shirts also made an appearance and Ravissant's once again provided their signature bottled drinks.
Lockdown came upon us again meant we once again had to retreat. In the interim period I got on with courses in Events and Project Management while waiting for the next opening that I refer to as freedom day.