It’s always nice to be shortlisted for a blog award, so to be singled out by Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016 makes it very special after a really traumatic year.

I haven’t blogged for three months, and I’ll explain why another day, but for now I need a favour. Please click on the VOTE NOW badge on the right side of this blog, go to Health & Wellbeing Category and select Hickeys World. That’s all you need to do.

If you could ask your friends to support me, or share this on Facebook or Twitter, I would be very grateful. While the public vote makes up just 20% of the total vote, EVERY vote does count.

Of course, I may not win, but part of the thrill is being in the mix. Two years ago I started the blog and have been shortlisted or longlisted 5 times. I didn’t win, but never mind. There are more losers in the world than winners. At least I made five lists!!

Even if you don’t vote, thanks again for reading the blogs. It’s been an eventful journey, and there’s a lot more to come.