Life in January & February 2020

The first two months of 2020 have passed quickly have felt quite positive, considering how this time of year is notoriously dark and dreary. We slowed things down in January and had a relatively chilled, at-home month while February was busier with a couple of trips away.

// We still had a few days off at the beginning of January so we spent time with friends, visited the local wildlife park and had an overnight trip to visit family.

// The two older girls both were gifted new bikes and enjoyed learning to ride them

// It has been an exceptionally wet and stormy couple of months so it feels like our activities have been limited, but we have managed to get out when the weather allowed! We managed to experience one of the most beautiful sights at the beach one morning as the sun burned off a heavy mist and we were left in an ethereal soft cloud of gold for a magical twenty minutes or so.

// February began with a trip to London to visit Lambeth Palace for the launch of the Church of England’s lent campaign. It was something really different for us but we had a fun couple of days exploring the city, eating some good food and going to the theatre!

// We then had a normal week at home before heading up to Cumbria for half term to visit family. It was a good week, although a little wet and stormy!

I am consciously trying to slow things down and enjoy the little things at the moment so I have enjoyed lots of quiet days doing chores with Gwennan, crafts with the girls and enjoying Pembrokeshire’s beauty whenever we can get outside. However, I am looking forward to spring and end of the bad weather!

Books read in Jan and Feb:
The Minaturist – Jenny Burton
Becoming – Michelle Obama
Digital Minimalism – Cal Newport
The Sympathizer – Viet Thanh Nguyen
The Glittering Hour – Ioan Grey
Good me, Bad Me – Ali Land
Everything I never told you – Celeste Ng
Between Sisters – Kristin Hannah
Sensible Shoes – Sharon Garlough Brown
Twas the Nightshift before Christmas – Adam Kay

Don’t forget, you can follow our day-to-day adventures over on Instagram

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