Apart from waking up with an awful cough and cold on the 1 January (and possibly a small hangover) 2014 has been off to a pretty good start. I have eased back into work and my normal routine, with my waistline thanking me for leaving the house and avoiding the chocolate stashed in the cupboards.
Last week Jonathan and I had a mini date night and went out for tea before having a stroll round Meadowhall to pick out a birthday present for his mum. I went for cocktails on Friday night with a friend from work then on Saturday Jonathan and I spent the afternoon and evening with his family to celebrate his mum's birthday. This involved lots of food and Bucks Fizz! We took dessert in the form of individual raspberry cheesecakes which Jonathan made earlier that day, served with cream and crumbled cookies on top, and they were fantastic!
Yesterday we had a really lazy day, with the exception of a walk to the duck pond with Lily and Lola. We made a big stew for lunch and mopped up the gravy with bread and butter, watched a film that was 3 hours long and almost sent me to sleep, and lounged around reading. It was pretty fabulous.
I am getting back on "it" with my workouts this week so I am going to feel back to my usual busy self, trying to fit working out, walking the dogs, cleaning, reading and piano lessons around working full time. But it beats being bored I guess!
Over the next few weeks we have plans with friends and I have a voucher for rock climbing lessons that I need to book! Then it's my birthday which will bring a weekend with my family, dinner with Jonathan at home, a night with my friend, and a weekend away with Jonathan. We're going back to Woodhall Spa as we loved it so much when we went for my birthday two years ago.
Have a great week everyone!