January really is my favourite month of the year. It is almost as if it doesn’t really count in the year, because we are on holidays, and spend our time reading, creating, and with family. Of course the last few days of January come like a rude shock as we try to get ourselves back into the swing of school and life in general.
Making: fabric dyed with mulberries.
Cooking: mulberry yoghurt cake, chocolate sour cherry tart, and lots of other fruit based dishes.
Drinking: cold drinks.
Reading: The Road To Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson.
Wanting: the extension to be finished (I’m impatient).
Looking: good (if I do say so myself) after finally going to the hair dresser and getting some foils and a cut. I only get there every six months – I always tell myself I will go more often, but I never do!
Playing: Carcassonne – a new board game that CB got for Christmas.
Deciding: on projects for the year.
Wishing: the holidays would keep going.
Enjoying: time at home.
Liking: taking photos as the sun sets.
Wondering: when we will next get up to the mountains – first term is already looking busy.
Loving: time spent with family over the summer.
Pondering: future ideas for our farm.
Considering: what to enter in the local show which is coming up soon.
Buying: school clothes for Toby, and school shoes for all three.
Watching: Grand Designs, and Poldark which I introduced to my sister while she was in Australia.
Hoping: that this is the year our house renovation finally happens – it is looking positive!
Needing: to open up the pickle cupboard and do a stock take of what we need to make (and what we don’t).
Wearing: salt water sandals, shorts, and t shirts – so comfy.
Noticing: the peach and apple trees on the side of the road are laden with fruit. We need to go foraging.
Knowing: that we are in for a rough week when school goes back. I’m expecting meltdown (from the kids and me!).
Thinking: about the year ahead.
Admiring: how much better at swimming the kids have got after a week of lessons.
Sorting: the kids books, my clothing, and lots of other things
Getting: new bed linen for the kids.
Bookmarking: lego storage ideas.
Coveting: a 35mm fixed lens for the camera.
Disliking: all the little insects that get into our house – the doors do not seal well.
Opening: parcels delivered in the mail.
Giggling: at funny things the kids do and say.
Snacking: on fresh mulberries and plums.
Helping: the kids.
Hearing: audio books during read and relax.
What did you get up to in January?