An awesome night with two of my favourite people aaaand cocktails & mocktails at Mughli, Gorgeous house warming gift from our new Greater Manchester neighbours, A work of art in buttercream form by Katja's Cakes, A Danny Gruff gig... a family friend who has just got better and better as an artist each time we've seen him, A lovely bit of 'public art' in Manchester, My hubby at Dove Cottage Nursery while on a friend's birthday day trip out to Halifax, Reading during July, One of the many smoothies that I've been enjoying this month, The most darling little fox, the first friend we've bought for our little one, Our new home, A touch of colour to brighten a grey day, Happy mail from Hey Little Magpie - project life sample kits, Afternoon tea at Davenports Tea Room - it was that good it's made it in to my top three ever, My first succulent - a house warming gift from one of my best friends who came to Catey-sit me on my first night alone in our new house - what a star, Spending the day with my mother-in-law on her birthday, Turkey and Lemon Burgers
July has been a good month, we moved in to our own place, (our little ones first home!) and started preparing for parenthood in a major way, which at first was all a bit much for me but the more the month has gone on, the more we've done, I've read, learnt and talked about with Tim, the more comfortable I've got with it all and I'm actually getting excited now, not just happy or feeling blessed, but actual excitement!
We're slowly but surely exploring our new home and have been enjoying making use of the path along the canal that takes us via a gentle hours stroll to the supermarket and a pub, (useful for a restorative drink!) We've been enjoying having our own space again, and learning how to fit our old routines in to our new life. And a big plus, we've been hanging out with our old friends who we live in the same village as again, after 8 years apart!
One thing that I missed the last couple of months compared to last years monthly posts is sharing some things outside of my little world that have helped make my month, so on that note...
Isn't this just the most lovely thing ever? I remember a Joy the Baker Podcast episode that talked about complimenting people and loved what Joy and Tracy were saying then, so this is like a total reminder and a good set of rules to live by!
And finally since it's summer and I'm constantly hot I really loved reading all of the popsicle recipes and fantasizing about which of the cocktail inspired ones i'm going to make after the baby is born, (because i'll definitely have time!)
July has been good indeed, and colourful too, which is always a bonus, I hope it's been as beautiful for you...here's to August and for those in the know... A very Happy Yorkshire Day from this Yorkshire Lass.