#1 - ELLA'S BIRTHDAY
At the beginning of the month Ella turned 3 and besides her actual birthday party, Mum and I celebrated with Ella by taking her and Dylan on the train to Guildford for a 'Little Lady' day out (Dylan was a-ok with this). Ella took her pink fluffy handbag I'd bought her and a purse with money in to buy herself something. Girl after my own heart, she spent it in Waterstones (albeit on stickers, but we're getting there!) and we finished off with a lunch of her choice. It was a really lovely, slightly tiring, day out which added a little extra to the month.
#2 - LOSING A STONE
Ok, so this *just* happen in January and was actually part of a process but I hit the milestone a couple of weeks ago and have lost another 4lbs since! More on how I got there in a post next week, if you're interested.
#3 - MAKING A PRETTY BIG LIFE DECISION
I sometimes feel like I'm floundering a little in life, but in January I made my mind up and took steps towards making some changes. I don't want to say too much here, but it is good to feel like I've gained some perspective and have a sense of purpose.
#4 - HAVING A MANIC WEEK
With the exception of gym days, most nights I come home from work and collapse on the sofa. But in the last week, I had plans every. single. night. Spinning >> catch up round a friend's (plus Facetiming our absent friend in America!) >> a farewell dinner with Lizzie >> more spinning >> payday late night shopping. It was exhausting. But in hindsight, I've definitely made a few more memories in there, and getting to see the face of a friend I haven't spoken to properly for over 2 years was a wonderful way to spend a Tuesday evening.
#5 - SPENDING THE DAY IN BRIGHTON
At the end of the month, my two best friends and I went on a day trip to Brighton for a shopping excursion. It's been years since we just hung out all together and it was the best day. We spent lots, wandered along the windy beach front, stopped for lunch and then meandered through the lanes back to the car park. Finished off with a car trip singing along to our favourite songs and making plans for world domination, it really was a good-for-the-soul day that we need to do more of.