I mentioned in my last ‘Us’ post that we had gone into the year thinking that 2018 was going to be a quiet one. If that wasn’t true in January then it certainly hasn’t been true this month either! We have ended February with some big changes on the horizon, the most significant of which is that I will now be working four days a week rather than three. I’m taking on some new challenges at work and although I’m excited at the prospect, I’m also not sure how it is going to affect the very fragile work-life rhythm we have just managed to get into. For the next couple of months it is only going to be on a trial basis so we will have a chance to see the impact before I have to fully commit to anything.
February was also a month of crazy mixed weather. At the start of the month we had a beautifully mild day which we took full advantage of and went for a stroll alongside the canal, one of our favourite walks. This was quickly followed by some of the worst weather we have experienced in a long time. Storm Emma arrived with a vengeance and we spent a lot of the rest of the month huddled in the house or rushing from house to car, trying not to get blown away in the process.
We did manage to squeeze some fun out of the month though. We ventured into Liverpool a number of times. I took Eli to the Clip and Climb centre and was amazed when he scaled each wall with absolute ease. I’ve always suspected that climbing would be his ‘thing’ and it turned out I was right! I’ve managed to find an outdoor climbing club which is local to us and takes place during the summer so I’m looking forward to enrolling him in that as I think it will be right up his street. Although he seems to think parkour is more his speed; I’m not so sure.
There was also the launch party of Nearly There Yet? which was hosted by Mattel Play. We had a great morning watching the kids play and then afterwards we headed into Liverpool for some exploration and lunch. Mattel Play is on the docks, which is one of my favourite places in the city. When the sun is shining, even if it isn’t warm, the docks are just such a stunning location and I am totally there for it.
The rest of the month was, as I mentioned, spent in hibernation. We made some travel plans for when the weather is warmer, talked about progress on the house (or lack of!) and basically tried to keep ourselves occupied whilst it was bitterly cold outside. I don’t think we did too badly, but I will say I am definitely looking forward to the real arrival of Spring.
And that was February for us in a nutshell. I am desperately hoping that we get a longer stretch of mild weather so we can properly get out and about again but with the unexpected flurries of snow we had again this week, I’m just not too sure!