If one thing’s clear by now, it’s that 2020 is a year none of us will soon forget. While there was no shortage of things to pull your hair out over, there were some bright spots too.
For us, we kicked things off with a brand new studio and a launch party to boot. But it wasn’t long before we were all stuck at home just like everybody else with a Joe Wicks livestream to keep the blood pumping and Tiger King …also to keep the blood pumping.
And our brand new beloved studio? Empty and MadeBraver-less for nearly ten months! Well, so we thought up until a few days ago when we discovered that something fishy (or should we say “bird-y”? But we’ll get to that) was going on at Casa MadeBrave.
As it turns out, our Creative Specialist Kevin never actually left and has been locked in the studio this whole time!
Wait, who is Kevin and how did he survive being locked in the studio all this time?!
You know, we’ve all been asking ourselves a lot of the same questions. Creativity is of course an essential ingredient for coming up with all sorts of big ideas like putting a bus in a box or how best to tell the chilling tale of a hallowed order of anthropomorphised Doritos.
But as it turns out, creativity is also an essential survival tool for anyone trapped in an empty studio for months with little more than a cupboard full of long-life milk and a volleyball for companionship. Who knew?
Okay, but how did this happen?
As for how this happened and who’s to blame, etc., etc., we’re not entirely sure. The important thing, for now, is that our dear old Kevin is safe, happy, and right back to his old charming self.
It’s so great to have you back, Kev! It’s a MadeBrave Christmas miracle!
On a serious note
It’s likely more people will be spending Christmas alone than ever before in recent history. This is especially true for people with terminal and life-limiting illnesses which might prevent them from seeing their families this year because of the coronavirus.
As a long-standing partner of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice, we’ll be matching donations up to £1,000 this month to help them provide the best palliative care possible for their patients and their families during this time.
So many people are having to go without this year, but if you have extra we hope you’ll join us by donating here.
Merry Christmas, everyone!
Pssst… we do stuff like this every year:
- Like the time Andrew dressed up in a ghillie suit and nearly made us drop our doughnuts (not a euphemism – it was our pal, Mike Brooke, and he nearly dropped an entire box!)
- Or that one time we created a winter wonderland extreme studio makeover!
- Or the time we all dressed up for a Home Alone photoshoot!