Oh my god I can’t even write it’s been so bloody wretchedly hot. Except those times when it was bucketing down with rain and I was curled up with hot tea and a blanky. January just could not get it together weather wise. Truly four seasons in one month! Despite all that, it’s been a roaringly good start to the year and I think I’ve been kicking some goals on my one word resolution for 2017. Well enough about me, let’s talk some more about ,well it’s still about me – here it is folks – the January Love List!
A Day Out With Thomas
I loved being able to indulge my son’s Thomas love at the Workshops this year. Check out the review here because there’s another one coming up!
Due to school holidays, Bear got to spend lots of time with his Brissie based cousins, but also got a surprise visit from his rarely seen Canberra cousins. I didn’t think he’d remember them from 6 months ago but he did. It was so lovely watching the three of them playing and the older kids bonding with their little cousin. I definitely need to plan a trip to Canberra I think!
Cubby House Museum
This was such a fantastic way to get out of the heat. A museum exhibit devoted to different types of cubby houses – what a fantastic way to beat the heat! Check out other ways to get out of the summer heatwave here.
Sherlock came back but I’m still not emotionally prepared to talk about it. sits in the corner, rocking and sobbing quietly MOFFAAAATTTTTTT!!!!!!!!
It’s been so hot that I could eat my weight in Splice ice creams, but sadly I learned that they are not in fact gluten free. THE HORROR. In my sadness, I figured out how to recreate the tangy sweet creamy taste in smoothie form. You can find that deliciousness here.
So as I mentioned earlier, part of my one word resolution was to get out of the house more and make some real life friends. So off I toddled to a local sci-fi book club to meet some new people. And I’m happy to report that I loved every second of it! A lot of the girls were geeky mums too, and while I love my mothers group to death, they kinda glaze over when I talk about Doctor Who. It was lovely to meet a new tribe where I can let my nerdy little freak flag fly, even if I didn’t quite manage to read the book!
Dear God He’s Organised…..
So we bought my son an activity tower when he first started toddling to help him be involved when we were preparing meals and to stop his clinginess. He still uses it pretty regularly to hang out with us, but this month he figured out it can be pushed around the house to help him reach various spots without climbing. While I’m relieved that he’s not trying to climb or do anything dangerous, the contents of my fridge may never be the same again!
What would make your January Love List? Tell me what you’ve been loving this month in the comments!