January in my little part of North Yorkshire has been disappointing weather wise. No snow! Just two days with blue skies. That leaves the others as having grey skies , fog, and chilly. Which might explain how I spent my days this month. Hunkered down with my knitting, books, the wood burning stove, cups of tea, and the odd chocolate biscuit. Don’t the Danish have a word for this? I just call it common sense.
17 swims- there were no swims.
16 hour long walks. Just one to the Bridestone rocks in Dalby Forest with our friends.
Dave and Claire.
See grey skies. Lunch was afterwards in a pub called the Fox and Rabbit on the road between Pickering and Whitby. In case you are passing. Just saying the pie was very good….
15 books read from the heap by my bed. Yes two read. There has been a lot of reading this month.
14 lbs lost- don’t know, well would you have looked after pie and chocolate cookies? Next month…
13 cards made- no
12 village photo posts- couple on their way
11 days out- 1 to Scarborough where I visited the Rotunda and Maritime Heritage museums and loved the fossils and Ganseys.
10 new things tried- nope
9 Crochet / Knitting Projects. Well this is where I have spent my time. 5. Yes FIVE. Come back on Yarn Along day and you will see why I will now be slowing down.
8 craft projects-none
7 Sewing/ embroidery projects. I have fished out one I barely started a couple of years ago or maybe it was just last year.
The closest to snow I will get this year I think. Plan to complete this in February. Hold me too it please. Oh and I have started a new sewing project too.
6 non fiction books read- I am half way through the John Steinbeck. Aiming to read one every two months.
5 – research 5 questions on my family history, no
4 good sort outs. Now I read someones’ 17 for 2017 and they were aiming for 15 minute sort outs, which seemed like a good idea. Please leave a link if this was you. Anyway I have sorted through nearly all my clothes in this way, just got a wardrobe to do. And one bag has gone to a charity shop, and a further one is nearly full and ready to go. So some progress.
3 Interesting finds- none.
2 picnics- no
1 boat ride- no
0 craft supplies. No, nothing, all buttons etc from my supplies. Amazing.
So how have you done this month? Have you set any goals? Made any progress? Please feel free to leave a link to your posts.
Good Luck and have a most enjoyable February. And if life is tough, remember its darkest before the dawn. Things will get better.
This taken in five minutes of sunshine last week.
Keep smiling. xx