A day at Park Mall, Ashford

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No one could have predicted the success of YouTube. It started off as a platform for people uploading their home videos, and quickly progressed into the popular video network of today, with everyone from families uploading memories to huge businesses using it. It’s easy monetisation and user friendly platform has been the key to it’s success, along with being one of the first. I’ve been helping to test out a new video platform site that’s specific to travel called Travelcast.

You can search for your favourite destinations and add them to your wish list. It’s in the early stages at the moment, but soon there will be many more videos to choose from and you’ll be able to upload yours and monetise them. So if you’re into travel (and let’s face it, who isn’t), keep it bookmarked for the future. Early adopters of any new thing always benefit, and it doesn’t cost you anything to create an account. I’ve uploaded my video from my day at Park Mall, Ashford last year. The quality has stayed the same and you can add annotations.

We were invited to look round the independent business and I tried out some knitting, papercraft and had a look at some customisable jewellry. And of course, tea and cake. You can easily then embed your video into your blog or website like this:

I always like to support local businesses where I can, so if you’re in the area, do go and give them a visit. I bought my mum some earrings from Snap Jewellry, and I’d recommend the cakes and ambience at Stag coffee. I had such fun learning to knit again at Emporia Fabric and Crafts, and their displays of fabrics everywhere had me drooling. The potted succulent we made provided a nice ornament at home and I know how to make them in future. I was impressed that the gift and paper craft shop Happy and Glorious¬†sourced all their products from UK suppliers – some were a little pricey but you won’t find anyone else with the same thing easily.

Some of my favourite pictures from the day:

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Occasion cards with snap on jewels from Snap Jewellery

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Selection of pretties at Snap Jewellery

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Stationery to die for at Happy & Glorious

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Emporia Fabric and Crafts

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Until my next travel adventure!

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Disclosure: we were gifted some small items from the shops and cafe we visited, I then chose to write about them but was under no obligation. Collaborative post with Travelcast.

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