Best of January

I really enjoy reading other bloggers’ monthly round ups so thought I’d do one of my own and take some time to look back on the month of January.

At the start of the year I had my blog moved over from Blogger to self-hosted WordPress, this was so exciting for me. WordPress has opened up a whole new world of possibilities when it comes to blogging and I’m loving it. I also had a fancy new header designed and updated the look of my whole site. I’m so pleased with it. I wrote a post about how to start a blog, if it’s something you fancy doing too.


I made a public declaration of my ambition to make 2015 my ultimate fitness year and started a linky called 52 Healthy Weeks. I’ve since discovered that running and promoting linkys is seriously hard work and considering you have to pay to use inlinkz I’ve decided to wait until I’m a bit more established before I try taking one on in the future! It isn’t the end of my fitness journey though and I’m still loving working out and eating a really healthy diet.


I shared a review of a paediatric first aid course that I took online-something that is such an important skill to learn for anyone who has children or is around children. I really felt that I learnt a lot and would highly recommend the course. I also showed you how to make your own home made wetwipes!


I joined in with the New Year tag and told you all a little bit more about me. The tag prompted me to take a look back on the photographs I’d taken in the previous year and chose a favourite. Photography is something I’m really working on developing this year and I’ve loved linking up with all the great photography based projects.

Despite the cold weather we’ve managed to get out and about having lots of lovely walks and lunches out. This gives me a chance to practice my photography when the light is good and we love spending time together outdoors. I must admit I can’t wait for Summer and the warmer weather to arrive but there’s something so lovely about wrapping up warm and enjoying the crisp fresh air.


I’ve cooked up lots of winter warming recipes, this rustic olive and cheese loaf is the easiest thing in the world to do but makes a fabulous looking sharing centrepiece, it’s a great idea for a dinner party. My best ever slow cooker beef stew recipe was popular, and a couple of you let me know how you got on with the making it yourselves!

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The most popular post of the month and my personal favourite to photograph and write was four little ducks. This was my entry to become an H&E ambassador and part of the bath time squad! Still waiting to hear the news on that one, fingers crossed.


Lastly I introduced my brilliant sponsor for BritMums live a fantastic company called PrivateDoc who offer affordable private healthcare. I’m so grateful to them for being my sponsor and I seriously can’t wait to go to BritMums live and meet some of you!

How about you, what have you been up to this January?


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  • Jenny

    Written on 7th February 2015


    I am loving everyone’s January round ups. Sounds like you have been busy and it’s been great despite the horrible weather. Lovely post. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

    • Amy

      Written on 8th February 2015


      It’s been lovely but definitely looking forward to warmer times! Thanks for hosting Jenny x

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