08 March 2017

My February At A Glance...

In A Nutshell:
February really whizzed by for me. I spent my first Valentine's Day, in over a decade, as a singleton and focused on self-love, self-care and self-indulgence. Being single is gradually getting easier. I enjoyed using nugg's face masks and I enjoyed eating a Terry's chocolate orange (even if Wilson did manage to gobble up my last few segments when I wasn't looking! Luckily, there were no ill effects, except from me feeling rather disappointed that my chocolate orange had been rudely stolen from me.).

I didn't manage to fit in a January catch-up post, so now I can fill you in on some exciting developments, if you didn't catch it on Instagram; I'm buying a house! Yep, I really am. I went to view a little cottage during one week and fell in love with it. The same weekend, I got my Dad to check it out with me, to give it the thumbs-up, as it does need a little work.
For quite some time, it has been used as a holiday home, but has not been lived in or used properly for a few years. Despite this, it's in pretty good condition, with just a few repairs required and some gradual updating and renovation, when finances allow. I'm due to collect the keys during the first week in April and I cannot wait to get started! Once I give it some TLC and breathe some new life in to it, it'll be the perfect little home for Wilson and I. I'll tell you more about it all when I have the keys in my hand!
Wilson is growing so quickly - he's already passed the six month mark! How did that happen? I hope we can celebrate his first birthday (10th August) in our new home. He is turning out to be a very loving, loyal, handsome, clever and playful boy.
We've been exploring our new local area more for walks, which has been fun. The weather is slowly turning milder, although I'm loving lighting a fire in the stove every evening! I'll be installing one of these in my cottage to replace the coal fire which is currently in situ, so it's all good practice for me.
I've been struggling to meet my personal goals regarding healthier eating, self-care and regular blogging, but I'm working hard to achieve this in the near future.

Films Watched:
Notting Hill -  This rom-com is based in London, where bookshop owner, Will, has a chance encounter with a Hollywood actress, Anna Scott. Romance flourishes between them, but it doesn't end well, until they meet again, several months later. This was a heart-warming film to watch and who can resist a young Hugh Grant?! ☆☆★★★
Four Weddings and a Funeral - Hugh Grant strikes again... Another British rom-com, where serial wedding guest, Charles, ends up falling for someone who is already taken. He's fed of being a wedding guest and wants marriage for himself. Will he make do with an old flame or find a way to be with who he truly loves? A fun film to watch! ☆☆★★★

Books Read:
Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris - Jack and Grace are seemingly the perfect couple, but what really goes on behind closed doors? I really loved this gripping psychological thriller! It's the kind of book that you just want to keep reading, to find out how it all ends. ★★★
The Sister by Louise Jensen - Grace is grieving after the death of her best friend, Charlie. "I did something terrible, Grace. I hope you can forgive me." were Charlie's last words and now Grace is making it her mission to find out exactly what Charlie did. This was a good read, but not as exciting as I'd hoped it would be. I liked the strong characters in the story. ★★★
The Little Shop of Happy Ever After by Jenny Colgan - This story follows Nina on her journey from librarian in Birmingham to book bus owner in The Highlands; I knew I'd enjoy this book, being set in Scotland. Nina sets out on her own and even gets caught up in some romance, which gets rather complicated. I'd give the book itself four stars, but the fifth star is just for how it made me feel, plus it encouraged me to just get on with life and try to pursue some romance! ★★★

How was your February?
Love,
Emma xxx

4 comments:

  1. I read The Little Shop of Happy Ever After last year, it was such a feel good! xx

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  2. Such a wonderful post Emma, your chatty update was a pleasure to read. Wilson sounds like a great dog, and I’m sure he has a lovely character. Your walks with him must be nice, I love that spring is on its way and all the daffodils are coming up. Look forward to hearing more about your new cottage too! It’s good to see you are enjoying some thriller genre books, as I’m currently reading The Girl on The Train and wanted to see whether I liked that category. I love chit-lit and romance novels too, the Jenny Colgan one sounds promising. Glad to hear things are positive for you, and hope the following month is just as good. :-) xx

    Helen | Helen’s Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Thanks, Helen! Glad you enjoyed this post. :) Hope you're having a good March so far! xxx

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