I am genuinely an upbeat, positive and hopeful person. I’m a cheerleader, always looking for something to celebrate and am pretty content with life. However this first month of January has been long, grey and dull. I have never known a month where it has been so grey and wet, there have been days on end when our town has been covered in a sea mist, the dreary skies and the heaviness of the clouds really can affect your mood. I enjoy being outside, particularly walking or running, but even this has had not had the same positive effect. I can do bright, cold days its the incessant grey and drizzle which has been so draining.
January 2018 has been a month to nest indoors and to plan; my #18in 2018 has definitely helped to shape my plans for the year and I’ve had fun researching my projects and booking activities. Its also been a time to create comforting food in the kitchen, there have been lots of roasts and new recipes to prepare, trying to give a warmth and colour to our meals. I’ve also been reading cuddled up in my chair with a blanket and cup of tea, I suppose this month has given us the excuse to stay in and be cosy. But I need those glimpses of spring now, the burst of colour from a bunch of tulips, slightly lighter evenings, new clothes catalogues to browse and choose new outfits for the warmer weather, the winter sun to burn out the dreary sky. January was a hard month but its good to know that the promise of Spring is finally on its way.