Thursday, 31 January 2013

The Month of January

Started with seeing more than just a few inches of blue in the sky. Hurrah! Perfect weather cold, crisp. dry and blue for a New Year walk. Off to Oxleas Woods we went.
Having a lovely impromptu meet with a great friend along the Kings Road. A little sales mooching and a long sit and catch up in Grocer on Kings.
A day trip to Bath to Mr B's Delightful Reading Emporium for my reading spa, but you've read all about that.
A leisurely wake up and breakfast with mother and then a mooch to Blackheath together before saying goodbye.
A slow weekend - the most venturing to the cinema to see The Life of Pi. I'm sure I didn't jump that much when reading the book.
Then back to school after a lovely and relaxing holiday.
Ohh it began to get colder...
A lovely catch up supper at Rocket, and giving of the last Christmas gift.
Off to Mama and Papa Warmth's for a family gathering to celebrate Papa Warmth's birthday. This also is the occasion of the annual 'Card of the year'. Where we look at every card and firstly vote for the best and then the worst. Left over Christmas food is nibbled, the last of the mince pies eaten and then we read a Christmas section from Diary of a Nobody.
Catching up with a dear friend and our usual pizza, the final receiving of a Christmas gift
Our engagement anniversary and a hospital appointment for our 20 week scan. So, if all continues well there will be a mini Warmth or Joan born in early June. All is well and we're getting most excited, and a little bigger...
Then the snow came... and our weekend in Cardiff to celebrate a good friend's 40th birthday was postponed. So a weekend of wrapping up warm, walking to the shop to buy food, making soup, baking, re watching multiple West Wing, napping on the sofa. In fact it felt a little like the days just after Christmas - lazy and full of food.
Mama and Papa Warmth for Friday night supper, crumble felt like the only pudding to eat this week.
Saturday blue skies - oh what a welcome return.
Off to good friends for the night. Chinese takeaway, a lasagne for lunch, laughter and catching up together.
Baking loaf cakes in the cold weather. This Lemon Drizzle Cake - my it was tangy and delicious. Straight from the oven it would make a perfect pudding, then if any left as cake, trying to find the perfect flapjack recipe - do you have one? Lady Grey Fruit Loaf as the snow silently fell and one from the Great British Bake Off book an apricot and marzipan fruit loaf.

25 comments:

  1. I love Bath and have fond memories of my visit to Mr. B's four years ago. On to February!

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    1. ...and congratulations on your happy news :-)

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    2. JoAnn - So pleased to hear you visited Mr B's it definitely is a place for memories & thank you!

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  2. Very subtle slip in of VERY exciting news!!! Congratulations, I am thrilled for you xx

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    1. Rachel - Thank you! I wasn't sure how to share it here, in real life it's now obvious, this felt the best way.

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  3. Hooray! A mini you (or Warmth!). Very many congratulations, really pleased for both of you. Xx

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  4. Such wonderful news! I hope Baby Warmth/Joan makes you both unspeakably happy.

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    1. Danielle - What a lovely phrase. We can't quite believe it & are so very very happy.

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  5. Congratulations to you both - such exciting news :)

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    1. Thank you! Pleased to see your back blogging.

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  6. Congratulations! How exciting! And what a wonderful month you had!
    xx Sunday

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    1. Sunday - Thank you! January was lovely, now ready for February.

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  7. That sounds like a wonderful month. And many congratulations!

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    1. Fleur - Thank you! Hope you had a good January.

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  8. What a fantastic month! It sounds like June will be, too - congratulations!

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    1. Anbolyn - Yes June will be extra special, tis already a great month with our birthday & now we add another celebration.

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  9. Lovely news! Very happy for you and the Mr.

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  10. All sounds luxuriously gorgeous! Felicitations!! I feel like I've just been on a little visit to London as I followed your links to the Grocer, the Emporium and Rocket - I loved the visit. Thanks for sending the links. Hope February brings you many joys of the season and life.

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    1. Tamara - Glad you enjoyed your visit & thank you for the February wishes. Hope you have a good month.

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  11. Mmm lady grey fruit cake sounds delicious...off to source a recipe now!

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  12. Congratulations to you both, I hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly

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