Taking Stock – February 2024

February was full of fun, friends and food – the perfect recipe for a marvellous month. I’m ready to fully embrace the march into March but first let’s take stock of the month that was.

Baking: A chocolate chip bread pudding – oh, so good!

Making: Langos – almost as good as the Budapest version!

Cooking: My way through the Recipe Tin cookbook – so much delicious!

Eating: This delicious lamb shank pie at our local, The Crown Hotel. Yum!

Drinking: To bubbles not troubles!

Posting: The recipe for these uber fudgy zucchini brownies.

close up of fudgy zucchini brownie

Popping: Over to Mim’s blog to guest post and share some of my favourite zucchini recipes.

Celebrating: 17 years of marriage – time really must fly by when you are having fun.

Remembering: This time 17 years ago – so many happy memories!


Sharing: 17 travel tips for married couples – one for every year we’ve been married!

Flying: To Belfast for a sneaky mini break at Galgorm Resort to celebrate my friend’s 40th birthday.

Spending: Some quality time with the girls.

Watching: James Blunt’s documentary One Brit Wonder and the amazing series A Small Light.

Crying: At One Day on Netflix. Pass the tissues please!

Listening: To Taylor Swift. After seeing everyone’s footage of the Eras tour my FOMO is real!

Adding: Another plant to my collection. Spoiler alert: It’s not dead yet!

Joining: In with Sherry and friends for the February edition of In My Kitchen.

Marvelling: At my new nails.

Winning: An Instagram competition for prints from the super talented Illustrations by Nomes.

Choosing: Some Stamford streetscapes, this one of Red Lion Street is one of my faves.

Feeling: Very lucky.

Loving: Spending time with fab friends.

Liking: Friday flowers!

Disliking: The rain and the subsequent flooding – yes, it happened again!

Learning: Spanish on Duolingo. I’m at the stage where I can order a beverage now!

Buying: This pink dinosaur pencil pot for my office.

Catching: Up with my lovely auntie and cousin in London town.

Getting: My hair did. Love my hairdresser!

Hosting: Our dear friends Joan and Beverley for the weekend.

Laughing: Till our sides hurt!

Dancing: The night away to 80’s tunes watching the cover band Wild Boys!

Booking: Some more mini breaks for later in the year. Is there such a thing as too many trips? I think not.

Exploring: The local countryside with my boys.

Trying: To workout with Joe Wicks most days. Teddy has other ideas with his version of downward dog!

Looking: Forward to spring.

Now I’ve told you about my February, I’d love to hear about yours. Tell me everything in the comments…

Linking up with Min for Wednesday Words and Whimsy