February Life Lately
So it's somehow March already! March is one of my favourite months of the year - nearly all my favourite people (plus my favourite dog, and myself!) have March Birthdays so it's always a month of fun.
It also feels like spring is in the air, and I think like everyone else I'm doing my best to find signs of positivity in the world right now.
I am in no way the right person to be talking about the state of the world right now, but it feels wrong to not acknowledge it at the same time. I'll just direct you to this newsletter of Karen's -she is much better than I am at talking about ways to help support Ukraine right now, as well as ways to look after yourself if you're finding it all a bit too much.
But I still want to reflect on the positives of February here, even if it's just for me to look back on. Sometimes it's an act of self-care for me to remember the good things going on and also, for me, writing is cathartic, which is why I'm still doing this 12 years later.
Here's my One Second Every Day for February and below is everything I got up to...
Where I went
Last week was particularly social for me, starting with my charity day leading into going out for my Nan's 90th Birthday. Then a bar in Stockport was doing an emo night and obviously I had to go! We had the best time singing along to our favourite songs from 2008 (even though if I'm honest, it's mostly what I listen to 90% of the time anyway!). I also went to Stockport's Foodie Friday night with some friends, and then on Saturday I did yet another trip into Stockport for a tour of Stockport Gin's Distillery.
What I did
I've also just discovered Peloton's new game, Lanebreak. It's a really fun challenge as a bit of a change from regular rides. I'm excited to see what other new innovations they have this year!
What I read
Not a massive reading month in February thanks to so much going on, with only 6 books read:
- Sundial by Catriona Ward
- The Candy House by Jennifer Egan
- How to Kill your Family by Bella Mackie
- Notes on an Execution by Danya Kukafka
- In the Seeing Hands of Others by Nat Ogle
- Hare House by Sally Hinchcliffe
What I watched
What I listened to
What I read online
I'm planning on finally writing my review of Ruby Tandoh's Cook as You Are this month so hopefully I'll be back soon with a review of that.