As January comes to an end (finally), I wanted to share some of my favourite things from the month.  New Years Day seems to have been months ago and isolation schooling certainly isn’t making anything go faster, but there have been little things that have made the month enjoyable, from a good read to tasty snacks. Here are some of my little loves from the month.

Read – A Brief History of Seven Killings

I am hoping that by the time the month ends, I will have read 10 books, probably a record for me (apart from my Uni days).  I have tried to start the year with a real variety of authors and genres but my favourite by far has been A Brief History of Seven Killings.  Set in the Jamaican ghettos in the 1970s this book gave me an insight into a different world.  I loved the way the language was used, the characters and it is one I am keeping on the bookshelf to read again.  

Watch – Gilmore Girls

I decided to start watching Gilmore Girls from the beginning and it was a great choice.  The show is familiar, easy going and feels like coffee with an old friend.  It was the light tonic I need when the news is so dire, I could sit and colour in as I watched and I was sad when it ended.  There aren’t many shows I watch more than once but I am already looking forward to the next time I start Gilmore Girls.

Wear – Owl and the Pussycat Jumper

Pyjamas have featured heavily in January’s outfit of the day but when I do go out, it is all about comfort and warmth and this jumper from The Owl and the Pussycat (Pr Product) is snuggly and such a beautiful colour.  I have worn it with jeans and under dungarees as well as on top of pyjamas on a lazy day.  
Owl and the pussycat clothing

Listen to – Lucas Graham

My children get a song in their heads and then listen to it on repeat for the next month.  This month was apparently the month for Lucas Graham.  I am pretty sure Archie now knows all the words to 7 Years, in fact he typed them out on his online learning instead of answering the question at one point.  If they aren’t asking Alexa to play it, they are singing their own (incredibly loud) version.

Drink – Baileys Orange

I am not a big drinker, but I couldn’t resist trying orange truffle flavoured Baileys and it does not disappoint.  At the end of a long day of isolation school battles, it is delicious poured over ice.
Baileys orange truffle

Eat – Mini Eggs Dairy Milk

It took me a long time to get hold of this after finding out about its existence.  Lockdown means less time in shops of course, but when I eventually got hold of some, I bought a few bars in anticipation of it being delicious.  It is.  I don’t want to guess at how many bars I have eaten this month, but my hiding places are running low. 

Mini eggs chocolate bar

I would love to hear about what has made you smile this January, either as a comment below or over on social media!



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