January can be a long, hard month, both in terms of the weather and finances. And let’s not forget frugal February, which can stretch out just as long. Spring still feels like a long way off and if you’re anything like me, you’re still trying to tighten your belt after Christmas. And yet this is the time of the year when I feel we really crave small treats to inspire and delight us and well, just get us through. So here are a few reminders of stuff you can still do when you’re on a budget.
If you’re looking for a bit of winter cheer, check out the seasonal dining and interiors on offer at the Ivy Harrogate.
As 2018 draws to a close, I thought it was a good time to try and count my blessings and review a bit of the good stuff. I’m also resurrecting my neglected Happy Lists, which I haven’t written for over a year. I’ll try to do better in 2019 but for now, here are some of the things I’ve been liking and loving lately.
If you still haven’t got your xmas shopping sorted yet (raises hand) then here’s a bit of handy inspiration. I’ve rounded up a few of my favourite things (bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens very nearly made the cut) so you should have some ideas for the whole family.
We headed over to Manchester the other weekend to try some festive food, check out the Christmas markets and bask in the glow of some twinkly lights.