Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November. All the rest have thirty-one bar February with twenty-eight or twenty-nine days dependent on the leap year and January which seems to have three thousand… January sure has dragged, I’m aware that people often refer to this particular month as ‘the blue month’ and I can absolutely see why!
Though the glass seems more than half empty at this point, I’ve managed to scrape together some positive points from the past however many days (it feels like January has gone on forever) so without any further waffle, here are some of my #LittleLoves for the past month.
Now that we’re back into our regular routine I don’t have quite as much time to kick back and read books. I have however been reading a chapter or so per week of Adam Silvera‘s ‘The First To Die At The End’. This is the second in the ‘Death Cast’ series that Adam has released and having thoroughly enjoyed the first installment, I was looking forward to reading his next book. His writing is so emotive and relatable – Adam’s stories really seem to suck you into another reality, it’s a great escape from the real world!
Like most of the UK, I’ve spent January living for Sundays in order to watch the latest installment of ‘Happy Valley‘. Sally Wainwright’s work is incredible and with the super-talented Sarah Lancashire playing the lead role of Catherine Cawood this series was set to be a success even before it hit the screen. Needless to say, I’m hooked and I’ll no doubt feel a little lost once this final series comes to an end.
Sunday seems to be the night for entertainment for the BBC as not only are they playing Happy Valley but they’ve also released the latest series of Call The Midwife which my husband and I have been watching in installments throughout the week.
With permission (as the show isn’t entirely appropriate for his age) my thirteen-year-old son watched both the Christmas and New Year’s specials of Mrs. Browns Boys. He has since become a rather devoted fan of the show and we’ve spent Friday evenings sitting with him to watch one or two episodes each week. I personally enjoy watching him watching the show as he laughed so hard the other week that he physically fell off the bed! It’s a real joy to see him laughing and giggling and if that means having to navigate the odd ‘f-bomb’ then so be it.
Though I’ve not listened to a huge amount of music this month, when I have had the chance to have Alexa playing I’ve opted for the upbeat, confident vibes of Lizzo with songs such as ‘2 Be Loved (Am I ready?)’ and ‘About Damn Time’.
Other than keeping my son stocked up with regular batches of Sticky Toffee pudding I can’t say that I’ve physically made much this month. I have however made amazing progress with my Spanish skills as prior to Christmas I signed up for DuoLingo and I’ve since made it to the ‘Ruby League’ having completed various quizzes and tasks.
Given that it’s fa-fa-freezing at present I’ve been layering up my winter wear to keep warm both outside and inside. My husband and I even treated ourselves to a teddy fleece duvet set just to keep ourselves a little warmer throughout these winter months.
We started the New Year with a bang (quite literally) as our tumble dryer took its last spins on News Years’ Day – talk about timing! We did, however, enjoy a fun-filled New Year’s Eve with the kids and a beautiful New Year’s lunch with my in-laws, both of which feel like a million years ago now but it was a lovely start to what has been a very long month.
Thanks again for reading my blog and I hope that you enjoyed this month’s #LittleLoves. If you fancy sharing some of your own #LittleLoves, then why not join in either through your own blog post or by leaving a comment below, I would love to hear what your #LittleLoves might be.