That’s it folks. In approximately 3.5 hours, January will be over for another year. I can’t help but breathe out a long, metaphorical sigh of relief.
As I mentioned in my Styling The Seasons post for January I’m not the biggest fan of this month and almost as soon as the sparkle of Christmas has faded, I begin longing for the warmth of spring.
That said, the last few weeks have been so busy and seem to have gone really fast, thankfully.
The boys have enjoyed nursery days and playdates. Bertie’s speech is improving week on week and his brother’s imagination is growing with the passing of each day.
We had a fun weekend in the snow a couple of week’s ago too. The twins last saw snow a whole year ago — and they didn’t really remember too much about it — needless to say they loved it!
My boy has finally taken over his allotment.
At the moment — as it’s been untended for so long — the earth is as hard as iron and digging it over is back-breaking work. I think we’ll probably hire a rotavator, one weekend, to lessen the load and make things a bit easier.
In other news, my garden building is coming on in leaps and bounds! The Twinkles’ daddy never ceases to amaze me. He’s built it himself, with the aid of a couple of friends on occasions.
The walls and roof are up and the windows and doors are in. An electrician is putting a quote together and very soon we’ll be having the first fix done.
More excited than I can possibly say. But, of course, you knew that already ;)
Another exciting thing to happen was that we’ve been asked to join the Great Little Trading Company testing team for 2016. I heard the news on my birthday last week and — as the boys had been suffering from a winter tummy bug — it hadn’t been the best few days.
When I read the email, I was SO excited, I literally bounced on the bed. I love GLTC products so it is the most perfect job for me and my boys. I’m feeling very lucky indeed — there have been quite a lot of ‘pinch me’ moments happening recently. I keep wondering when I’m going to wake up.
Our family shots for this month were — as ever — taken at the very last minute. We went to my sister’s house this afternoon and these were hurriedly taken just before we left.
I’ve always thought that Cosmo is a carbon-copy of his daddy but, looking at these photos, Bertie is beginning to look SO like his dad.
What a fortunate girl I am, to be surrounded by these lovely boys.
So just to recap:
This month’s highs ~
• A day in the snow.
• My garden office being built.
• My birthday.
• Finding out that we’re on the 2016 testing team for GLTC.
This month’s lows ~
• The dreaded winter vomiting bug. I don’t think I need to expand on that any further.