This month has been an absolute whirlwind. We found out on New Years Eve that our landlord was selling up (yep, happy new year to us!!) and so we had spent most of January house hunting. Nothing really suitable had come up, and I had started panicking a little bit. Then we found a house, and it was perfect. I’ll be writing about it once we have settled in and unpacked, but we fell in love straight away. The past couple of weeks have been all about packing and organising stuff for it, and we finally moved in properly on Saturday.
Obviously, our new house has been our absolutely favourite thing of the month, but that aside, here are five other things that we have loved this month…
Working in a school now means I really value half term because it means a week off! It’s also lovely to be able to have a lie in and not worry about getting up for the school runs, and being able to do whatever we like. We had a lovely week – a sleepover at my nan’s house and a day in the park.
On the Thursday of half term we were invited to an event at Strada at The Mailbox in Birmingham. I’ve written about the new kids menu that we had gone to try, but I have to admit to absolutely loving our meals and the free prosecco! It was also lovely to have a catch up with one of my blogging besties, Zara from Mojo Blogs.
The Brit Awards
I always look forward to The Brit Awards. For the past couple of years, I hadn’t even heard of half of the artists that had performed or been nominated, so it was a relief to realise I recognised most this year (although who the hell are Catfish and the Bottlemen???!). I absolutely loved Justin Bieber, and Adele just blew me away. I’m glad she did so well in them – I really don’t think that there is anyone around with a voice like hers.
We had Harrison’s parent’s evening a couple of weeks ago, and I was so happy with the report that his teacher gave me. He’s doing so well. Working at his school means I often get to hear little stories from his teachers about what he has been up to, and (so far!) they’ve always been really lovely. He’s doing so well with his reading – he brings home a school reading book and a phonics book every week and is now reading them pretty fluently. It’s so strange to think that he can actually read now!
Sunshine and Lighter Nights
We’ve actually had some sunshine, and although it has been bitterly cold, there is definitely a sense of Spring in the air. I don’t mind winter before Christmas when you can snuggle up with the Christmas lights on, but by 27th December, I am more than ready for the spring and summer. The light nights make such a difference, and we even have daffodils growing in the garden!