You know when you spend hours getting lost on the internet? Trawling through blogs, laughing at funny cat videos and eating mini eggs like they’re going out of fashion?
Just me then!?
Judge me not…but I like nothing more than a good Instagram session of an evening, after the ‘winks are in bed and I have dragged my bum into the kitchen to make something for dinner that is!
Last year, probably around June time, I came across a wonderful blog, Tigerlily Quinn, and I loved everything about it (Fritha is so refreshingly fab, you will love her and her posts)…but especially the Me and Mine Project feature.
It’s a very lovely community much like the ‘100 Happy Days’ project of a few years ago (which I embraced like a chocoholic at Easter) where people take at least one photo per month of their entire family…warts and all…and write a post about what they have been up to that particular month.
I instantly wanted to do what I always do…jump on the bandwagon!
Mr O always says that for someone who’s been in marketing for over 10 years I am the biggest sucker her knows.
He’s probably right…but do I actually care?
This time around though I took stock (miraculous!) and decided to wait, it was half way through the year…why start something half way through?
So I waited and waited and bloomin’ well waited some more…and now, it’s the last day of January and I’m ready to jump full force onto that bandwagon that I know I will love so much.
As a general rule I don’t like photos of myself.
I look like I have no eyes in most of them, and my teeth are a funny colour…so I tend to stick to photos of the babies.
This photo was taken whilst we froze our backsides off in a park in Ashbourne after I dragged us there to visit a shop that ended up being closed…another thing I was lured in by…yes Mr O, you were right again!
Ruby wanted a picnic so we sat on a bench in the park and ate leftover Christmas dinner sarnies and shared a bottle of water (I say shared…I had none after seeing the floaters that Henry had left in the bottle!).
All in all we’ve had a good January…only one or two small boughts of illness (which is amazing for us), and even though it has seriously felt like the longest month on record, it hasn’t been a total let down.
There has been:
- Fun with grandparents
- Holiday booking!
- Crazy work schedules
- Coming to terms with peach decor…blurgh!
- Getting back into reading
- Losing half a stone (no bloomin idea how mind!)
- Fixing stuff that the mischievous Henry has broken
- Picking up where I left off with my blog…
Yup, I may dispise winter and January might be the worst month for me but actually, it hasn’t really been that bad…still glad it’s over though!!
I hope that I will be able to look back on this project in years to come and remember a brilliant year, because goodness knows we deserve one.
But enough now of my jabbering, what have you done that you really enjoyed this month? And, more’s the point, do you fancy joining in!?