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?