New Year, New Name

I hope everyone had a happy, healthy and wonderful Christmas. It’s over all too quickly, isn’t it?

So, 2019 beckons and with it comes the annual goal-setting and forward planning activities. Next year I’m planning to write more and that means simplifying life wherever possible. With that in mind, I kept a log for a few weeks noting the unproductive time spent on social media just surfing around and doing nothing much in particular. It was scary. Hours passed and at the end of it I couldn’t tell you what I’d been doing. I know many of us relate to this phenomenon.

One the of things I’ll be doing to simplify things is run down my online presence as Tricia Jones. Seeing I no longer write under this name, it seems a sensible option. Having spoken to Laurie and Lavada, they agreed that I could write future blogs here at Over the Backyard Fence as Faye Avalon, which is the name I write under. That way, I can close down my Tricia Jones wordpress account (which will be great because switching between two accounts can be a pain, especially when I can’t remember passwords, etc.). So if you see this strange woman popping up on the blog and wonder where she came from, it’ll be me πŸ™‚

Seeing this is both my last blog of the year and as Tricia, I thought to stick to tradition and post my favourite TV advert of the Christmas season. To be honest, I wasn’t overly impressed with them this year, so this one stood out.

Wishing you the very best of everything for 2019…



9 responses to “New Year, New Name

  1. Oh my gosh, I’m crying again. I saw this ad and LOVED it. My sister, daughter, and I have tickets to see him next fall. His final tour before retiring. Such a talented man. Wow. And Tricia, I get the simplification thing. Kudos to you for streamlining so you can write more. I need more Faye Avalon books to read. πŸ™‚ So welcome, Faye, to Over the Backyard Fence!

    • Thanks, Laurie! I’ve got plans to declutter along with simplifying things, so we’ll see how that works, LOL πŸ™‚

      And seeing EJ on his final tour will be amazing. He’s such a great showman. We saw him a few times back in the 80s and he was incredible every time. Enjoy!

  2. Ah, I love this one too. As the years fall away there is so very much joy in looking back. Our little ones were a year older and so much fun. It didn’t take them long to learn how to open their gifts.

    I’ve tried the two pen names and it is a pain switching back and forth and yuck on the passwords. I can’t remember them either.

    Adding my welcome to Lauries. “WELCOME To Over the Backyard Fence” Faye.

  3. Thanks, Lavada! You’re right, two pen names is a real pain.

    Glad you enjoyed time with your little ones. It’s precious watching them discover the joy of the season, not to mention their little faces opening their presents. Very special moments.

  4. Waving an hello to Faye! πŸ™‚ Have to admit I wasn’t overkeen on the EJ advert this year. It didn’t tug at my heartstrings like their previous ones.

  5. way to go, Faye! Looking forward to more posts from you as her. Congrats on the change. I write under two names, too – that is why my WordPress name is “author” – LOL Jillian

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