February always seems full to the brim. For such a short month, it has a lot going on. With Bailey’s birthday, Valentines day, then my birthday, February can soon disappear under a mound of cards and discarded wrapping paper.
Along with the celebrations, here’s what filled the month of February in our house and where I found some inspiration throughout the last four weeks.
The month kicked off with Bailey turning four. Bailey was actually due at the end of January but was about as late as she could be. Finally making quite a quick appearance on the morning of the first of February. I like to think she was just holding on to be born in the same month as her Mama.
It has still been very cold and wintery here, so we have been finding fun, creative things to do indoors.
Bailey was given this beautiful loom by her Granny from Sugar House Workshop and we have had our first go at weaving. Weaving is as new to me, as it is to Bailey, so we are both learning as we go.
Bailey also had her first Ukulele lesson. It was a workshop especially for children at a local cafe. It was such fun to watch her learn. I wasn’t sure how her concentration would hold out for a full 45 minutes, and she did get fidgety towards the end, but she had such a good time. If you are local to Worthing and think your little ones might enjoy a musical outing, I couldn’t recommend it more. You don’t need to have your own ukulele, as they can provide them for you. Look at ST Teaching UK to find out more, I think they have some workshops this coming Easter.
Really enjoyed listening to Jarvis Cocker’s Sunday Service on the 7th of February titled ‘State of Mind’. He chatted to Emily Sargent, who is the curator of a new exhibition in London at the Wellcome Collection that traces the edge of consciousness. Fascinating stuff, and I hope to make it up to the exhibition at some point. You can listen again online here.
In the middle of February I was over on the Wayfair blog inspiring others to create a peaceful place to sleep. With tips on my night-time routine, and a little starters guide to meditation.
The days have been getting longer, and with the extra daylight we managed our first bit of planting in the garden. We got good and muddy, and found the biggest worm in the world – which actually turned out to be a slow worm.
I also discovered a fantastic new plant shop in the Laines in Brighton called SpiderPlant. I had a really good chat to the lady who runs it, who seems to be addicted to nature’s housemates – as she calls them – and she’s pretty knowledgeable too.
My friend Karen from This Little Corner, helped organise a trip to Calais before christmas to take aid to refugees and she has made a wonderful Steller Story about the trip, and her experience – do have a watch, I found it really touching and fascinating.
That’s about it for the Monthly Voice: February… If you are after more to read, and in case you missed it, last week I was over on Seeds & Stitches talking about ‘love… and learning to love yourself’.
Here’s to a marvellous March.