Well that’s the first month of the year done and dusted. January here was cold and quiet but there was still plenty to warm the cockles of the heart. Here’s a quick look back at the month that was.
Seeing: In the new year with old friends – good times!
Playing: Some fun games – Get a Hint was the crowd favourite though.
Baking: Zucchini brownies – recipe coming soon!
Cooking: My way through Ottolenghi’s Simple – it’s a cracker of a cookbook!
Making: Another one of these Rocky Road wreaths for faux Christmas which went down a treat!
Eating: Mostly at home except for when we were…
Feasting: At our friends Lucy and James’ place – enjoying an Ottolenghi feast. Five stars!
Drinking: Tea out of my new Teddy mug – isn’t it the cutest?
Weekending: In Newcastle for our faux family Christmas.
Marvelling: At my sister-in-law who just casually threw this Christmas feast together.
Needing: To know how to make yorkies like this!
Enjoying: The beach at South Shields – even in the depths of winter, it’s still stunning!
Watching: All the Harlan Coben dramas on Netflix – highly recommend.
Recommending: Mr Bates vs The Post Office – honestly you couldn’t make this stuff up!
Cranking: Up the heating.
Lighting: Lots of fires – so cosy!
Trying: Some non alcoholic drinks while David is doing Dry January. This gin is particularly good!
Adding: To my plant collection, I’m quite the plant lady now you know!
Surprising: Myself that I haven’t killed any of my plants… Yet.
Joining: In with Sherry and friends for this month’s In My Kitchen.
Sharing: The recipe for this super yummy Easy Coffee Traybake.
Allowing: Teddy to guest post about everything you need to know about moving your pet overseas.
Wondering: Where he learnt to write so well!
Loving: Winter skies.
Liking: Seeing the sheep at beautiful Burghley House. The sheep poo not so much, LOL!
Disliking: The floods we had at new year. In this pic, all the water in the background is usually grass!
Swapping: French for Spanish on Duolingo. I’m obsessed.
Swooning: Over my new nails.
Putting: All the Christmas kit away on New Year’s Day – order has been restored!
Buying: A full length mirror for our bedroom – we haven’t had one since we moved tot he UK!
Having: An appointment with the consultant at the local head and neck unit – such a credit to the NHS!
Getting: An ultrasound and the all clear. Yay!
Taking: Teddy to the vet. Poor little sausage has not had the healthiest start to the year.
Wearing: My new hat that I got for Christmas from my sis in law … And yes, she got David one too!
Pottering: About at home.
Spotting: The first signs of spring.
Booking: Some mini breaks for later in the year – it’s good to have something to look forward to.
Missing: My mum so much. I think the more that time passes, the more I miss her. Sigh.
Thinking: How happy she’d be that we’re so happy – that brings me some comfort.
Looking: Forward to a fun filled February.
Hope your month number one was fun. I’d love to hear all about it – tell me in the comments!