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Five Favourites: JANUARY!

Hi Everyone,

I had meant to post this last night, but I didn't get around to it. I started watching the soaps at about half past nine, and then I needed to get an earlyish night because I had to be up early for playgroup. 

It's time for my Five Favourites post for January! It only seems like yesterday that I was doing my 2012 Favourites!

1. My Dad came to stay:

Love this cushion, love everything here

At the start of the month, my Dad came over and stayed for week. I really wish I saw more of him, but with the North Sea in between us, it doesn't happen like that. It was so nice to see him, and now both of my parents have seen my house, so it's perfect!

2. I stayed with my Mum:

Credit:  cards here at Folksy

While my boyfriend has been away, I've been staying with my Mum. I was meant to stay for two weeks, but with the snow and then me getting ill again, I've ended up staying for four weeks! I'm leaving on Tuesday, but this month has really been good. It's been nice staying here, my Mum gets me into a decent eating routine, and she has whipped my son into shape, not literally of course! But he's definitely a creature of routine now. He likes to eat at the same time every day, has proper naps, and it's a testament to grandparents in general, they are good at raising children!

3. My son started saying a couple of words: 

My writing, not Caleb's!

Caleb has really come along this month. He's been ill and actually stopped walking for three days, but his speech is developing noticeably. This month he has said "car," "dog," and has tried to say "fish" and "kiss." It's so cute! Sometimes he speaks in a really adult voice! It sounds like someone is throwing their voice and he just moves his mouth, but it's really him... The funniest time was when we were looking at eyeshadows on my phone together and just exclaimed "oh yeah!" It was a had-to-be-there moment but it was amazing, he sounded like such a little boy!

4. I feel like a real driver:

My car, Francoise
This month I drove 250 miles down to my Mum's. It was the longest drive I'd ever done, and now I feel like a legitimate driver. Now I just get in the car and go, something I never thought would happen.

5. I started a new project:

Ten points if you know what film that quote came from, it's my favourite!

This month I decided to try something new, so I've decided to write a book. It's a novel, and the kind of book I love reading. I've just started the planning stage, using a program called Scrivener and it's going well so far. If and when I finish it, I'm going to publish it as an e-book on the Kindle Store. I'm really excited about it, and 2013 is going to be the year I write my story!

This month has been depressing because of the weather, but apart from that, it's been a great start to 2013! My boyfriend is back on Tuesday, so hopefully my February Favourites will include a holiday!!!

Have a great weekend and see you on Monday!