Tuesday, 31 January 2017

January Happenings, February Plans

Well, we got through the first month of the year OK. 

And by 'OK' I of course mean that the world is a terrifying place to live right now and that I'm horrified and ashamed of the actions of many. But lets now dwell on that now, hey? 

It's been a bit of a quiet January, but not a bad one overall. We started the year with a lovely walk round Haworth Moor, and finished with a nice weekend away near Butterknowle. There'll be plenty coming up here about that trip; including a look round our holiday cottage, a nice castle and plenty of sheep!

We also had a really nice afternoon out at Hope Pastures Horse Sanctuary, after an online discussion over whether a certain four-legged fella on their website was a horse or a donkey left me with an undeniable urge to prove myself right. Which of course I was. My stubbornness worked out well in this instance though as we got to spend an afternoon hanging round with some lovely horses (and donkeys!) 

The elder of my young folk has stated playing football on a Sunday, which makes it a little trickier to get out and about as much as I'd ideally like on the weekends but as far as I understand this should only last 'til March so hopefully the Sundays should free up a bit just as the weather starts to get better. In the meantime it means I get some quality girl time with my little lady, which has been so far mainly used for eating cake,.. or ice cream... or pancakes... it's generally been a lot of eating!

And until then, I'm sure we can find some things to do in February! The first weekend of the month, I have a weekend in Iceland to look forward to, and I absolutely can't wait! I have a couple of days to dig out all my warm gloves and hats! (Realising justnow, with less than 48 hours to go, that I dont think I actually *own* any trousers/jeans - and I dont think dresses with tights is gonna quite cut it!)

We didn't manage to make it to the Alpaca farm we'd hoped to in January, so that'll be bumped up the priority list for February. 

Other than that I'm trying to not plan too many outdoory days as who knows that the weather is going to do. The youngsters have pitched both ice skating and trampoling as non-weather-dependant things they'd like to do soon - though I predict injuries in my future if I attempt either of these, I'm not the most graceful or coordinated! 

Most importantly, I need to get myself booked in somewhere for Afternoon Tea. It's been too long and my soul is crying our for scones with clotted cream! Any good Yorkshire-based recommendations?


  1. Oh it sounds like you had some brilliant highlights in January! Always great to kick things off with some animals and getting out in nature. I hope you have a fantastic trip to Iceland!! It looks wonderful but no way could I cope with the temperatures haha
    Heres to a lovely February for you all <3

    Danielle xo

  2. Going to a horse sanctuary would be so lovely! I love horses. A trip to Iceland sounds amazing!! I would love to visit one day :)

    Renee | Life After Lux

    1. I recommend Icleand to everyne I talk it's such a beautiful place!

  3. It sounds like you've had a lovely January, which is nice to hear in amongst all of the shock and unease going on in the world right now. Horses and ponies are my favourite animals so seeing those cute faces from Hope Pastures is just lovely, what a cute photo! Can't wait to hear about more of your highlights. - Tasha

    1. Oh the horses were so lovely! They really are such beautiful creatures! It's a nice place too, where they really look after animals that have had troubles and need a little extra tlc! x

  4. Ooooh the horses :)
    Cant wait to see what you get up to the rest of this year...you jet setter, you xxx

    1. Haha I dont think there wll be as much jet-setting as I'd like but I can live in hope! x


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