I always find this time of year quite strange. On one hand, I can't help but greet the first signs of spring with a loud cheer, but on the other hand, I'm somewhat cautious because the moment I contemplate packing my winter coat and boots away, snow seems to make a surprise appearance. Therefore, this month's styling the seasons post is dedicated to the start of spring ... but looking at it from the warmth of my snowflake-free living room. It's my tentative nod to appearance of more green and slightly milder weather but with a reluctance to give up the warm blankets and the twinkly candles which have featured heavily in my life and in my home in January.Read More
Two days in to February and I've already noticed a remarkable difference in my mood and energy levels. I've seen more sunshine over the past forty eight hours than during the whole of January and I think I've had more rest, too. Both sun and sleep have been wholeheartedly welcomed and asked to stick around.
Despite January being pretty dismal, my list of fun goals really, really helped to make it better. It was a little nudge to embrace the frivolous when I was in danger of letting the lack of sleep and light get to me.
January has been an odd month. I haven't been sad but I haven't smiled a great deal, either. I feel like I've 'got through' the past few weeks as opposed to enjoying them. Even the simplest of tasks has felt like hard work. I'm not sure whether it's a festive hangover (I miss the relaxed pace of our Christmas break) or if it's because Paul has been working away and the boys and I seem to be lost in a perpetual state of coughs, sneezes and trips to the doctor's for injections. As we flip the calendar to February, I'm hoping that the new month brings with it a little bit of magic, and returns warmth and energy to my bones (instead of me continuing to rely on blankets and coffee).Read More