It’s that time of the month again when we look back and tell you everything we’ve loved this month! I can’t believe how fast July has gone by though!
Sewing – This is one of the main things I’ve been doing this month. I’ve made three dresses for my two girls and Amy’s daughter Olivia, a Pinocchio inspired dress and also a Briar Rose costume. I had my sewing machine serviced at the beginning of the month and it’s just given me a whole new lease of life when it comes to sewing!
The Fault in Our Stars – Nat and I covered this book/movie as July’s read/watch and while I’d read the book way before, I hadn’t seen the movie till the start of this month. I thoroughly enjoyed it and strangely enough I’d even consider watching it again, even this soon! I’ve been looking to buy another John Green book and Paper Towns is looking like a good pick so far.
Attending everything at school – This time last year I remember being stressed to my eyeballs about everything that was going on in this last term of school and how much I couldn’t actually get to. However I’ve managed to go to Sports Day, two Shine assemblies, a church service and loads more. It’s been great.
Sunny days (sometimes) – We haven’t had much but we have at least had some whole days of sun and other partial ones. It’s certainly no Florida but it’s keeping me cheery and for that I’m definitely thankful.
Jacket Potatoes – I re-discovered my love of jacket potatoes this month and I’m averaging 4-5 a week! They are part of my new health kick but since I absolutely love them, it doesn’t feel like dieting. My main preference for filling has been coleslaw but I do love cheese and even tuno mayo with cucumber.
As well as these things, I have to give a mention to the awesome Sarah Fine books I’ve been reading. I previously reviewed Marked and Claimed on my own blog, but since then I’ve been reading Sanctum, Fractured and Chaos – her young adult series. I’ve nearly finished the third books and I’ve absolutely loved the series as a whole. Also planning for the future, especially holidays, has been much needed. I have a Paris trip for definite and hopefully a London one too. It’s summer holidays soon as well so I’m sure that will bring days away!
I found this month really difficult to say what I have enjoyed, I am having a tough time at the moment and really all I want to do is curl up in a ball with a duvet.
Work – This is totally crazy but work has kept me sane, I go to work, I keep busy and I am really enjoying it. I enjoy learning about new aspects of the job and I get to go out to do activities I have never done before – like sailing!
End of School – I am so pleased school has finished now, no more rushing to get Josh to school and wondering if he has everything. No more weekly homework (except the one thing we have to do over summer which is easy). Plus the kids get tired so they can relax and chill.
Planning Summer – I wrote about what my plans were for the Summer on Monday, I am really looking forward to spending the time with my kids, family and friends. Hopefully it will help me with getting out of a rut.
I apologise it is short and sweet, July has been a slow month for me and my head is not right at the moment, I hope you are all having a better time than myself.