Well Hello 2018! I can hardly believe that today is exactly 1 year ago since my first post on Peanut Gallery 247.  Time flies when you’re having fun and I certainly have had lots of fun blogging in the past year. It’s been an incredible journey, where I have learned so much in the process. I published a total of 174 posts in 2017.

Blogging is what I do in my spare time, so I do think as a fresh blogger, this is good but I also do know that it’s not about quantity and indeed about quality instead. Last year this time, when I decided to blog, I had no idea then, that my blog would grow as it has.

I had a look at some of my very first few posts and it reminded me of the reason I decided to blog, i.e. to make a positive difference in the lives of others through my writing…of my experiences. I shared a lot about my life and my experiences through these posts, in the hope that others would learn from it. Many of the earlier posts were based on my lessons from my past, before I got married.Peanut Gallery 247 - Blog Birthday

LIFESTYLE BLOG – It’s all about me

As my blog grew, the direction of my content broadened, I included reviews of restaurants, accommodation and products. I also published content related to Entertainment. As I called my blog a “Lifestyle” blog, I didn’t have a specific niche, I still don’t – I share things that are a part of my lifestyle, from Travel, to Parenting, to who knows what next…I don’t want to set limits.

As a mommy blogger, beauty and fashion are also of interest to me at times, so when the need arises, I will post about these topics too. As I am a working mom, this means from time to time, I will also post about work/business related topics. It’s my life after all and I’d love for you to be positively influenced by it…if you like.

READERS – It’s also about you

This year though, I want to pay more attention to what you, my reader prefers, so that I may produce content that you will enjoy. What I would love from you, is to comment on my others posts when you do read them – you need not agree with my thoughts at all – any comment, even to debate something I said, will let me know that you read it but also will give me insight into your thoughts – which I may also learn from.

This also gives me an idea of what topics you, my reader enjoys or not. If you’re shy and prefer to send me a direct message instead, please feel free to do so. There are links at the bottom of this post on how to connect with me on other social media platforms.


Seeing that this blog has grown so much with so many new followers, I thought it would be a good idea to revisit some of the earlier posts.

I myself don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions, but I know many others do, so for that reason too, I’ve decided to share the posts below as they serve as inspiration to kick start the year.

My very first post on this blog was Tips for a Lasting Relationship

Married or not, this is a short post about simple tips that will help a relationship/marriage.


Reflections of the Past

This was a repost from a blog I had a few years ago – in this post I share how I moved on from an unhealthy relationship. Looking back now, I can’t believe that was me. But hey, I moved on and I grew from it. Experiences make you rich.

If you or someone you know is in an unhealthy relationship for all the wrong reasons, do read/share this post. It may be exactly what they need to read…


There is No Time Like Now

This is a short post that emphasises the power of “now” – that if you want to do something, or say something, or be something, that you should do it now – don’t procrastinate.


True Love DOES exist

I am not sure why I called this post “True Love DOES Exist” as it’s more about signs of being in the wrong relationship. Well, if you or someone you know, is having doubts about whether they’re in the right relationship or not, do have a look at this post.


Life is What You Make of it

Some motivation to make changes in your life – if you are not happy about something, do something about it. You have a choice, don’t look for happiness in others without finding it within yourself.


Those are links to just a few of the earlier posts, there are of course many others. If you want to see the rest, use the menu to navigate throught the categories or months.

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Peanut Gallery 247 Turns 1 – GIVEAWAYS this January to celebrate!

To celebrate Peanut Gallery 247’s blog birthday, there will be some Giveaways this month, so do make sure that you follow me on social media to find out more and to enter if you like any of them or to share with those who may like to win.

If you are a brand and would like to contribute to this GIVEAWAY, feel free to contact me.

To all Readers, Followers, Brands and PR companies who have supported Peanut Gallery 247 in 2017, I thank you for your support. Your engagement and contribution, no matter how big or small, fuels my spirit to blog.

Here’s to 2018, may it be amazing for us all!

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