Okay, HOW is it February already? Life is definitely speeding up right? I’m still having mulled wine withdrawals and yet Pancake Day is just around the corner.
They say time flies when you’re having fun, they also say time goes quicker the older you get. Take your pick which category you fall into!
January really did go by in a flash, and I started to have an ‘OMG we’re a month down already and maybe I haven’t achieved enough this month/planned any travel/seen my friends enough’ moment. Luckily for me, because I love lists, I was able to open Notes on my iPhone and console myself by seeing all the things on my to-do list that I’ve ticked off.
So far I’ve worked on decluttering my room, which still has a long way to go, but I kinda just want to get rid of everything, well kinda, but everything that I really don’t need. I’ve worked on keeping my anxious mind in check, reading articles to help, listening to those weird ‘soothing voices’ on Mindfulness YouTube videos (why do they always speak sooo deep and sooo slow?) and trying to ‘be in the moment’. Yah, that’s me in the photo above being in the moment in the park on a sunny day last week, hah!
I’ve not seen enough of my friends over January, due to recovering from being unwell in France over New Year, and then getting some pain in the arse virus which is now on to week 3, so I’ve avoided passing that on to friends! BUT I did have a few coffee catch up’s with girlfriends in between illness one and illness two, so it wasn’t ALL bad. Hoping February is a little more social!
I’ve hit up a few new coffee shops, and I love that Brickwood Cafe have moved into Tooting Market (that’s their hot chocolate in the photo above), and psssst a little bird told me that Franco Manca is about to move in there too!
I always add ‘cook new recipes’ to my New Years to-do list and so far I’ve made a gazillion different, delicious recipes! Everything from my first batch of Pronuts to Raweo’s, butternut squash and goats cheese ‘healthy’ pizza. I’m determined to test more of the recipes I endlessly pin on Pinterest! Watch this space for those recipes.
Lastly I’ve been thinking about vacations for 2016 and where I want to go. I need to make up for last year when travel was not a priority! NYC in April is my main goal for now and maybe a weekend trip in Europe in March, because why not? Time is precious, and I don’t want to waste it!
Next goal: What I’m going to make for Pancake Day. I’ll be sure to let you know.
Here’s to a fab month ahead!