January ~ Round Up. πŸ’–

I thought I would do a little round up post at the end of every month. Who else thinks that January has whizzed by!

READING ~ It’s been a gentle month of reading, easing me into 2022. Luckily there has been no need to buy new books or borrow any books, just yet. The first month of the year lends itself perfectly to making a start on lovely Christmas gifts , such as Angela Harding’s beautifully illustrated ‘ A Year Unfolding ~ A Printmakers View ‘. This gorgeous publication is packed full of Angela’s stunning prints of the wildlife she sees from her home in Rutland , her adorable hounds and holidays on the coast. Though late to the party I have also just finished reading Richard Osmons ‘ The Thursday Murder Club’ which I loved too.

WATCHING ~ I have watched quite a few good dramas on the box recently including ‘ Rules Of The Game’ starring Maxine Peake and David Tennant in ‘ Around The World In Eighty Days’ . My favourite show to binge watch in January was the excellent ‘ Afterlife ‘ on Netflix. I couldn’t help but blub at the end though. : ( And as for Guilty Pleasures ~ can’t help it, I’m becoming addicted to The Masked Singer as usual. πŸ˜‹

A Mitton Circular Walk.

WALKING ~ There have been a couple of gentle walks this month, nothing too strenuous though. I blogged about hikes in Lytham, Paythorne and Skipton Castle Woods. Hugo the Labrador always makes sure I get my steps in!

EATING ~ Wil made a delicious Burns Night Pie using Veggie Haggis , which went down well. I can’t find the actual recipe online but theres a similar one Here.

A friend and I had a delicious Belgian Waffle Breakfast at The Chocolate Works in Clitheroe recently. It’s the photo in the post header. All that fruit has got to be healthy, right. πŸ˜‹

ENJOYING ~ Regaining my sense of smell after covid and loving the scents of these Lakeland Lights Candles. Hand blended in Cleator Moor in Cumbria, I fell in love with these gorgeous creations after receiving two off my brother for my birthday in November. I treated myself to a couple more recently too. Ullswater ( Grandeur) and Whinlatter ( Forest ) are my faves. So far. πŸ™‚

Lakeland Lights Company Candles ~ Photo From the Facebook page.

~ Tartan. For some reason I am totally in love with tartan! I own a lovely tartan thermos flask and a snuggly & soft tartan blanket, both presents off my other half. They are perfect for keeping me toasty through the winter months and taking out on walks too.

~ Wordle. Google Wordle and find the online word game that everyone ( it seems like! ) Is becoming addicted to in January. The premise of finding a 5 Letter Word in less than 6 goes is both surprisingly simple yet sometimes frustratingly difficult. Enjoy!

Thanks for dropping by. πŸ₯°


27 thoughts on “January ~ Round Up. πŸ’–”

  1. The Angela Harding’s “A year unfolding ” looks like my kinda book. Need to investigate. Rutland was a regular on our radar when we lived in Leicester. Rutland Water, Oakham etc – lots of delightful places to explore and red kites aplenty! A lovely January round-up. Good idea! Nice to recap on nice things that have happened.

    1. The Angela Harding book is a beauty, I love it. Have never been to Rutland though, oneday! I love seeing Red Kites, they haven’t really made it to Lancs that much yet, have they?

  2. I’ve been watching “After Life” love the relationship the Tony develops with Daphne, played by Roisin Conaty. My guilty pleasure was watching her in series “GameFace”.

  3. You are trying to keep warm & I’m trying to keep cool. I like your wrapup of the month & what you got up too. Not much happening here, but I should try & get out again more with my camera & keep up with my blog too. I noticed on one of your canles, Honister & it’s somewhere I’ve actually been. Take care & hugs.

  4. A nice round-up of the month and the Belgian Waffle breakfast looks delicious. I think I must be the only person who doesn’t like Wordle, I’ve tried it and can’t get on with it at all – I can do them but it just irritates me for some reason. I’m currently watching the new series of The Bay on ITV, it’s interesting to see parts of the Morecambe area which I’m very familiar with.

  5. The joy of the sense of smell returning is wonderful post Covid. Can’t describe how Good it was when bleach started to smell again. I get the tartan thing. Seriously wondering if I can justify having two chairs recovering tartan fabric. Good to see the snowdrops, and lengthening days, the year turns.

    1. I actually have a Lush Bathbomb by my bedside, it’s amazing just sniffing it. Wierd I know! You certainly can justify having tow tartan chairs. Love the sound of them. πŸ™‚

  6. Hugo is gorgeous! These are nice looking candles, although from the website descriptions I gather they are in fact dupes of popular scents, e.g. Windermere is almost certainly a version of Jo Malone Lime, Basil & Mandarin. I would love to see candles genuinely inspired by the lakes, fells and forests.

    1. Hugo is definitely a cutie, though I am biased. πŸ™‚ Ah I’m not really well up on Jo Malone, so I didn’t realise. The fir tree candle ( Whinlatter) does smell like forests and pine cones, so I do think that’s inspired.

  7. Yes, Wordle has got me too! Just to make sure I still have a brain.
    We were in Skipton Castle woods for a little while, quite some years ago now. Happy February to you!

  8. Lakeland candle have their shop/workshop just opposite my office. The smell coming from their shop is amazing.
    I am going to check the veggie haggis pie recipe looks delicious πŸ˜‹.

  9. I got into Wordle recently too, and was dismayed to read this morning that it has been bought by the New York Times and will remain free β€œin the meantime”. Cue annoying adverts, I suspect. I heard the guy who created it on the radio a few weeks ago, and he was so adamant he wanted to keep it simple and he wasn’t looking to make money out of it. I suppose he was made an offer he couldn’t refuse.

  10. Sounds like a great January, I also watched Afterlife and oh boy I couldn’t stop crying. David was looking at me, saying ‘it wasn’t that sad,’ but every episode made me cry πŸ˜₯ I’ve always wanted to try vegi haggis but been unable to find it locally, maybe next year πŸ™‚ I look forward to your monthly reviews xx

    1. I can cry at most things it’s true, but Afterlife was particularly emotional. I know what you mean about every episode! Will you be checking out the old church in Liverpool that has a Chinese New year light show superimposed on it, a Tiger etc. Looks good, saw it on the news this morning. X

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