Our Favourite Things – January

Our Favourite things January | www.parenthoodhighsandlows.com

I can’t believe we are a whole month into 2016 already – and what a fantastic start to the year we have had!

Here are five of our favourite things from January…

New job

I promise I’ll stop going on about this soon but I am enjoying it so much! You can read a little bit more about it by clicking here. I’m working as a teaching assistant, running small group and individual interventions to help children who need a little bit more support with their maths, as well as doing some speech and language therapy and some 1:1 work. It’s completely different to what I have done before, and I love trying out new things and trying to overcome some new challenges. It’s nice to be around adults and have proper conversations as well – everyone seems really lovely!

New printer

I absolutely hated printing stuff out – all the faffing about plugging it in and connecting it to my laptop, and then I could pretty much guarantee that it would jam every single time. Then we were sent this Epson printer to review, and now I just want to print EVERYTHING!! I’ve never been one to get over excited over technology stuff, but this is awesome.

Epson EcoTank ET-4500 Printer | www.parenthoodhighsandlows.com


Back in November (I think!) we entered the AO Messy Blogger Competition with our pine cone shaky paintings post. It was to win a new Hotpoint washing machine, tumble dryer and vacuum cleaner. When the competition closed just after new year, we had over 1000 votes (thank you to everyone who voted!). Last week they arrived! It was perfect timing as our washing machine was on the verge of giving up. We gave our old dryer away and now have these top of the range ones.

Bras, Midwives and Murderers #LittleLoves | www.parenthoodhighsandlows.com

Blogging Buddies

Since October – ish last year, I’ve been part of a little group of bloggers on WhatsApp. There’s seven of us altogether, and it sounds really cheesy, but we’ve become really good friends. We all support each other and look out for each other, and it’s so much more than just a ‘blogging tribe’. When any of us want to have a moan, a rant, share exciting news or just want to chat, we are all there. A few of us have met up at various events, but hopefully this year we will all get together and all meet in person!

Making a Murderer

I’ve finally understood what it is to have a ‘Netflix Binge’ – we are in the middle of one! In fact, as I am typing this I am watching Making a Murderer! We started watching it earlier this week but couldn’t get into it. We gave it another go and we are now well and truly hooked. I think by tomorrow night we will have finished the series. Both Gray and I are really into our crime series and dramas – NCIS and CSI are some of our favourite shows, so this is right up our street!

So there we are – just a few of our favourite things from January. How was your month?

3 thoughts on “Our Favourite Things – January”

  1. We started watching Making a Murderer too but couldn’t get into it, maybe we should give it another go. Congratulations on your new job and hooray for fab lady friends, they make such a difference, don’t they? Have a lovely weekend xx

  2. Well done on winning the new kitchen bits! Very envious! I have a feeling our washing machine is going to go this year..nearly 10 years old so has done well. 🙂
    That is really nice about your bloggers whatsapp group. Really nice for you to have that support for each other. 🙂 Kathy xx #OurFaveFive

  3. You’ve had a fab January! I love the bits you’ve won from AO I’ve always wanted a dryer but we don’t have space for one.

    Thank you for linking up to #OurFaveFive I love reading your favourites each month xxx

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