One day in to March and I feel horrendously let down. Where is spring?! And why is there snow outside of my house?! I'm writing this whilst sitting under a blanket and wearing two pairs of socks and still, I'm cold. Come on, sunshine!! Show your face!
Well, despite the dismal and dreary weather, I actually have a smile on my face because March is set to be quite a lovely month. February had its moments, though, and I managed to tick most of the tasks off my to-do list. We took a trip to Bodnant Garden, I wrote my first review for Great Little Trading Company, made a colourful mobile for my eldest dude's bedroom, chose a perfect shade of grey and made a start on painting the living room, we survived half term and I even managed to read Emily Henderson's Styled book, which I'll tell you more about in another post. In fact, the only thing which I didn't get round to doing was making fabric storage buckets but I'm planning to start them at the weekend. Not bad for a month's work on very little sleep, right? Oh, and I even managed to sneak in a little writing for the George at Asda Life & Style blog about cool kids' rooms. Busy, busy, busy!
March is set to be equally as chaotic (our calendar seems to be filling up months in advance, at the moment) but the focus is definitely on more social activities now the weather's warming up (what a joke!) but you know me, there'll inevitably be a couple of interiors/craft projects if I can squeeze them in.
Here's my to-do list for March ...
- Firstly, at the weekend I'm off to Carden Park in Cheshire for the night with some of my best blogging buddies ... Jess from Mummy of Boy Girl Twins, Karen from Mini Travellers, and Sarah from Extraordinary Chaos. I can't wait! It's lovely to actually be able to talk to people in the flesh as opposed to emailing or tweeting them. I like messing about online but you can't beat a good gossip over a gin and tonic.
- Later in the month, I'm taking my mum for a combined Christmas/birthday/Mother's Day present to Manchester for the day. We're booked in to Harvey Nichols for a bit of a pampering session and then we're off to one of my favourite restaurants, Australasia, for lunch. No doubt there will be some shopping involved as I'm on a quest for the perfect pair of jeans. I'm always on a quest for the perfect pair of jeans! Such a purchase still eludes me and has done for years.
- I want to squeeze in a trip to Chester with my eldest little dude. Having him home for half term made me realise quite how much I miss him when he's at school. It's rare that I get time alone with him so I think a trip à deux in to the city for milkshakes is in order.
- You might think this is one for the boys, but I'm not going to lie, it's totally for me ... Kung Fu Panda III! I'm so excited to see this film so a family trip to the cinema is at the top of my list for March. It's released on Sunday but I think we might try to go the following weekend (if I can wait that long).
- This morning, I picked up three items from Marks and Spencer's Pure range, a hot cloth cleanser, facial wash and night moisturiser. I've been told that they rival Liz Earle so I'm planning to give them a whirl in March. I'll report back!
- And finally, I need to finish painting the living room and if I get chance, make a start on a little makeover project for our hallway (I have a separate post coming up on that).
Lot and lots to keep me occupied and out of mischief, then.
And I'll leave you with March's photographs taken at the little wood near our house. We popped over at the beginning of the week and it was really quite eerie. At one point, all the leaves stopped rustling and the temperature seemed to plummet. It all felt very, very cold and very, very spooky. So much so, that my littlest asked to go home immediately. We did! Hence the reason for only a handful of rushed photographs.
Happy March! Fingers crossed it's a great month.