Hello world! I took a little hiatus from the blog and it felt good. Whilst it’s done nothing for my stats, it’s done everything for my mind and sometimes (all the time) that’s more important.
But here I am at the end of February, not wanting to miss out on an opportunity to share the things I’ve been loving. Although life continues to be a bit tricky in many ways, there’s always so much to be thankful for and I love this space of positivity.
Shall we dive straight in to my Little Loves?
Read in February
Wait for it *drum roll*…I finished a book! If you like crime thrillers then I can highly recommend Watching You by Lisa Jewell. It took me a little while to get into but I’m glad I persevered because 100 pages in and I couldn’t put it down. What’s more, I didn’t guess ‘whodunnit’ until right at the very end. Have you read it?
On a completely different note, I’m totally hooked on the non-fiction book that I’m working through with my bible study group – It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa Terkeurst. Every page has a nugget that breathes life into a tricky situation. If you’re a Christian who is struggling through a difficult circumstance and not sure how to reconcile what’s happening with your faith, then this book is for you.
Heard in February
I noticed that Amazon was offering a free subscription to Audible for 3 months, so I took the plunge a couple of weeks ago. The first book I downloaded was The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*** by Sarah Knight.
Now before you say it, I’m not really a fan of the F-word and this book is littered with it (I’m talking every other sentence) but If you can get past that, the content and message really is brilliant. A number of people recommended it to me, thinking that I might benefit (I’m a hardened people-pleaser). I would suggest tailoring the advice to your life/circumstance but I do feel that Sarah has given me permission to be a bit ruthless about commitments and to ditch the guilt!
It’s weird listening to a book rather than reading it, I have realised that I’m definitely a visual learner so may need to listen to this a few times before I take it all in. Are you a fan of audiobooks?
Watched in February
So much! We watched oodles of old Miranda re-runs when we were skiing – the best family entertainment there is. We also watched The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas which I’ve seen before (a few times) but it’s such a moving film and it sparked some interesting conversations with the kids.
On normal TV, I really enjoyed watching Cleaning Up (just finishing the series whilst I’m writing this actually). It was pretty far-fetched but very entertaining. Great acting from Sheridan Smith as always but I thought the actresses who played her two daughters were brilliant.
Last but by no means least, is Cold Feet. What can I say about this amazing show that I haven’t before? It’s been great to come home from the gym at 9pm on a Monday, knowing that I can slump in front of this ‘comfort’ programme. It has felt like an evening with old friends and my Monday nights are now distinctly lacking.
Still trying to work out how I feel about Adam and Karen getting together though…
Wore in February
February certainly has been a month of two halves. All the winter woollies at the beginning of the month, moving into bare ankles and no jackets by the end. The sunshine has been such a welcome addition to the month hasn’t it?
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that a good chunk of my month has been spent in ski gear.
Then of course we returned to the most beautiful sunshine which was enough to lift any holiday blues that might have occurred. Wasn’t it lovely to put the woolly jumpers away even if just for a few days?
This jacket from Hush has come out year after year and I know it will be another wardrobe staple this spring.
Made in February
We made some changes to our kitchen this month. A last minute purchase on Wayfair (not an ad but I have collaborated with Wayfair in the past) saw us taking delivery of this light fitting. We decided to do away with some spotlights and replace them with a centre piece which I think works really well over our industrial-look table.
We also gave the room a much needed lick of paint (well I didn’t, a decorator did, but you get my drift) and hey presto! We actually decided to use the same colour (Rock Salt by Dulux) in our ensuite upstairs because it’s a great easy-on-the-eye alternative to brilliant white.
You might have noticed that I’ve shifted this post to the last day of the month because it just felt too early to post a round-up on Friday 22nd. I’ll probably continue with this going forward. If you want to check out some of the other bloggers who regularly share their Little Loves then head over to Mummy Hearts You.
What did you love about February?