I’ve enjoyed February this year, yes there have been grey and wet days but generally its been bright and fresh and we’ve spent a lot of time outside, exploring and playing. Its been a lovely month socially, a cocktail party and lots of meet ups with friends and family.
So my goal of reading a classic title a month is already needing to be changed, I’m now going for a total of 12 classics in total this year. I finished I Capture the Castle, a romantic fiction, matchmaking the daughters of a poor bohemian family and their new rich, American neighbours, it was amusing but dated. I didn’t start a new classic this month, I needed something a little more contemporary.
I read Still Me by Jojo Moyes this month and LOVED it. Lousia is one of my favourite book characters, I love her vintage style, sweetness and determination, the perfect half term read.
There’s a bit of a Jojo Moyes theme developing this month as I chanced upon the film ‘Me Before You’ one Sunday night. It was one of those gadget zapping moments when you’re planning an early night, just seeing what’s on and 2 hours later, tears drying you end up late to bed. Emilia Clarke was perfect as Louisa and I thought the film complemented the book beautifully.
I’ve also become a little obsessed with Death in Paradise this month. Its something I’ve not really watched before, but last summer on holiday, Little Man watched it and absolutely loved it. This series, I’ve watched it on Thursday to check its okay for him to watch on Friday mornings (such a motivator to get up dressed and ready for school v quickly) and I’ve got hooked. The scenery, simple story device, just make for a relaxing evening.
As it was Valentines day, Little Miss and I made a sweet treat for all her class mates, a little packet of Love Hearts with a nice personalised message to everyone in her class. So I didn’t set myself up for years to come, we decided that it was just for Year 6. I also made Valentines themed packed lunches, including heart shaped sandwiches, strawberries and a few of the jelly heart sweets in the lunch boxes. Mr S was excused the heart shaped sandwiches but did get the sweets!
I’ve also made lots of tea in my new teapot. I fell in love with the colour and style and it looks perfect in my kitchen. I really enjoyed going to the tea emporium and smelling all the different brews. I’m not a huge coffee fan, tea is definitely my drink.
Its been a quiet month fashion wise, although I did buy a pair of pyjamas for the sleepover we hosted, I didn’t want to embarrass my daughter with my very old and well worn nightwear.
For the cocktail party, I wore an old favourite, I don’t have the opportunity to dress up much so am happy to wear something which I’m comfortable and confident in.
One of my #19for2019 was to create playlists for special events during the year. I did one for Valentines day, I’m not a soppy person but it did contain some of my favourite love songs and I’ve listened to it a few times.
February was a great month and after a long, long January it seemed short and sweet. I’m looking forward to pancakes next month and the blossoming of spring, there’s no big plans it will simply be a month to surprise us.
The inspiration for the blogpost came from Morgana at coffeeworksleeprepeat.com and is now hosted by Anna Marie at Mummyheartsyou.com