I know most people were  cheering to see the end of January, but I must admit it’s one of my favourite months. I know I’m in the minority, and we all know that January will never be able to compete against it’s glitzy neighbour, December. But I love it, and here are some of the reasons why.

Loving January


We celebrate not one, but two birthdays in our house in January. I celebrated mine on ‘Blue Monday’ which is meant to be the most depressing day of the year. Well not when you are celebrating your birthday with a trip to the Trafford Centre, followed by a family meal out. And 3 days later it was Katie’s turn to celebrate turning 12. After school she was pampered at the hairdressers, followed by yet another family meal out.

Happy Birthday Katie

Eating out

January is typically the month when we have to survive on lettuce and partake in ‘Dry January’, but this is never going to happen in our house. During the week of my birthday, I ended up eating out 4 out of 5 nights (thank heavens for all the January offers around). I met up with friends, family, and even enjoyed a night out with just the husband.

Happy Birthday

Birthday Meal

Booking holidays

Whilst our main holiday for this year was booked back in September, I needed to plan a few more trips during the year. I booked a few nights away in Shrewsbury at Easter time, and also a lodge in York for December. Whilst we will be travelling less this year due to GCSEs, you still need a few things in the diary to look forward to.

Pool at Sani Dunes

Cosy evenings

Don’t get me wrong I love Spring, but I also love cosy evenings in. The nights where you don’t have to run the kids around, just light the candles and cosy up under a blanket on the sofa.

Primark Throw

Blank pages

Is there anything more exciting than getting a new diary/journal/notebook, knowing you have the opportunity to fill those pages over the next 12 months.

Blogger Journal

Getting back into reading

I’m not into making New Year resolutions, but one thing I want to do this year is to push my reading boundaries. I want to read different genres, and not stick with my usual reading material of ‘chick lit’. I have already read The Couple Next Door, and I love that I am making more time to read in January.

My reading pile

What was your favourite moment of January ? Or did you just hibernate until February arrived ?


8 Thoughts on “Loving January

  1. I’m definitely booking a few weekends away this year, the teen has something booked….. Creamfields! EEK, as he’s 18 in July.
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    • Tracey Williams on February 11, 2018 at 3:57 pm said:

      Eek indeed but I bet he will love the experience. And on the plus side at least he is only 5 minutes away from home x

  2. I love that you are so positive about January when so many people just moan about it. It is a big comedown after Christmas but I quite like the new year and the thoughts and plans for the rest of the year. It sounds as though you certainly made the most of the month, I hope you have a fantastic February

    • Tracey Williams on February 11, 2018 at 3:58 pm said:

      We definitely made the most of last month, which we always do to be honest. Just a shame it was overshadowed slightly with the dreaded flu that the husband had x

  3. I do love January too and love your positivity. What a lovely birthday meal and gifts. I haven’t read Big Little Lies, but it’s on my list. Have a great February x

    • Tracey Williams on February 11, 2018 at 3:59 pm said:

      Thank you Susan, and glad I am not the only one who loves January. Big Little Lies was a great read, as was the show x

  4. I love the colour of that throw, it’s so happy. You’ve had such a good January. A birthday is a lovely way to just wake up to the year. We still need to plan our holidays…I think I finally have some random ideas in my head about where I’d like to go!
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    • Tracey Williams on February 11, 2018 at 4:01 pm said:

      It’s a gorgeous colour isn’t it, and I think it was only £4 from Primark. I always love your random holiday ideas Tas as you always pull off great trips x

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