Another month over, and what a month! Workwise, I'd had the most stressful couple of weeks ever. It's nearly killed me and it's likely to be a little while before things settle down. I guess that makes it extra important to have these little adventures to make it all worthwhile though!
The biggest thing I did in February was escape for a wonderful couple of days in Iceland. By now I should have written blog posts aplenty about this, but honestly I haven't known where to start! (Blogging is one thing I definitely didn't do a lot of in February!) Now I've had a little time to reflect - and organise the many many pictures I took - I should be able to get something up soon. I can probably state with a degree of certainty that the main gist of any future posts is that Iceland is one of the most beautiful amazing places in the world and my heart will ache a little bit for it every day until I can go back!
I'd mentioned at the end of last month that my son's Sunday morning activities had freed up some grand brunching time with my little lady, and we liked stuffing ourselves with pancakes so much that we decided to carry in on throughout February. To be fair, places in Bradford to get pancakes at 9 am on a Sunday are pretty few and far between, so we may have found ourselves at Frankie and Benny's more than once. Hopefully we'll get to be a little more adventurous in March and hope to share with you the brunchy adventures post I never got around to writing for Feb. #oops
While on a brunchy topic, I finally made it to a long awaited brunch date with top blogger ladies Caroline and Lizi. Lizi is just ace and always a pleasure to see, and this was actually the first time I've got to properly hang out with Caroline despite reading her brilliant blog for years. It would have been a lovely morning doing grown up things with grown ups whatever we'd done, but the delicious brunch we had at Giraffe in Leeds was a nice bonus! More on this if I ever manage to post it...!
This feels like one long ramble about posts that I should have written this month, so here's another while I'm at it - finding myself with a child free afternoon, I decided to spend as much of it as possible exploring Bradford's wonderful new Sunbridge Wells complex. It's not the first time I've been down since the place opened not long before Christmas, but our works Christmas do was not the time for casually exploring or leisurely sipping at the new Gin Bar. I reckon one more visit might be needed before a fully comprehensive tour post, as I've still not tried the afternoon tea at Alibi bar!
In fact, one of the only things that we did in February that I've actually managed to write about was our trip to Mayfield Alpaca Farm - if only so I could spend ages looking at pictures of cute fluffy alpacas!
Hopefully I'll get a bit more writing done in March, amongst a few other things we have lined up. The first weekend of the month the kids and I have a karate tournament. It should be fun in itself but tradition dictates that afterwards we get to go to Red Hot World Buffet where I can eat my body weight in Yorkshire Puddings so should be a great day regardless of the outcome!
We'll find ourselves in the lake district for a couple of days mid month. Our initial plans for the weekend may have gone a little awry but the hotel is booked and paid for (nothing fancy, as £29 travelodge - you can't go wrong!) so well be visiting anyway! I'm sure it wont be too hard to kill a day or two in that lovely part of the world!
To round up the end of the month, I have a night of culture lined up - my brother and I are booked in to see Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes at the Bradford Alhambra. We've done some great sibling bonding alongside the films of Powell and Pressburger over the years and I'm really looking forward to this ballet version of one of our favourites!
How's your month been? Anything fun lined up for the coming weeks?