January round-up

2016 blogging is not off to a good start.  Only one blog this year so far!  As I’ve been a bit remiss, I thought I would compile a bit of a January “round up”.

Weather – Will the wind and rain stop soon do you think?  The latest storm was called Henry.  I thought it was only hurricanes and typhoons that got named but there seem to be a new trend in naming the storms that hit our coasts!?

Theatre – I went to see Priscilla Queen of the Desert at the Liverpool Empire with Rachel and her friend Paula last weekend.  That very entertaining –  filled with great costumes and sing-a-long songs.  It certainly wasn’t highbrow theatre but it was fun.

Weekend away – Paul and I spent a weekend in Gosforth at our friends’ Debbie and Ian’s house.  It was a bit damp but I enjoyed a walk around Whinlatter Forest Park on Saturday and having dinner out with Diane and Stuart on Saturday night.

Photography – I scared myself by offering to take pictures of the Yoga Rooms studio in Moreton for them to use for promotional purposes.  Turns out I really enjoyed myself and I’m going to do it with some yogis in the room in a couple of week’s time!

Work – I had two trips away in January – one to Cheltenham and one to Anglesey.  The trip to Anglesey was interesting from the point of view of the wind – Getting across the bridge from the mainland was a bit “hairy”… Even more interesting was when the power went off in the hotel the next morning when I was getting ready to head to site!  It was very exposed on the bay and the whole area was affected.

Movie – I went to see “The Danish Girl” when I was in Cheltenham – there was a theatre really close to my hotel.  I think it’s the first time I’ve ever been to the cinema on my own.  It was a reasonable recipe for a future evening in the city – no doubt there will be more.  It was an emotional tear jerker, anyways…

Food – While generally trying to eat less of it this month, we did enjoy an Indian meal out with Gary and Joanne in Heswall .  There was also a Chinese takeaway with Rachel, John and Beth and a work dinner out at Sapporo in Liverpool.  I had a triumph in the cooking department as well when I made Mary Berry’s chicken, ham and egg pie with a whole egg through the middle.  It looked impressive.  And despite our efforts, there is also still gammon in the freezer from New Year!

Birthdays – Happy January birthday’s too Julie, Wioletta, Paul’s cousin Gary and Andrew and Katrina’s youngest, Owen.

But now that January is behind us, we are looking forward to February.  And in particular, someone’s rather special birthday… Right Paul…? 😉