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January Wrap-Up

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I have never done a wrap-up post before but thought it would be interesting to look back at the month. So , here goes..firstly, where did January go? I cannot believe we are heading into February, my Little P is getting bigger every minute it seems!

Books Read in January

I feel like I had quite a good reading month during January, considering I have a baby that needs my full attention. I am really loving reading again now that Parker is getting into more of a routine. I didn’t review one of the books because I didn’t feel like I had enough to say about it.

The Selection by Kiera Cass (Review)
Summer with my Sister by Lucy Diamond (Review)
The Enemy by Charlie Higson (Review)
Apocalypse Bow Wow by James Proimos III
The Fault in our Stars by John Green (Review)
Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell (Review)

                               The Selection SummerWithMySister  TheEnemy  FrozenCharlotte TFioS ApocalypseBowWow

Book of the Month:
Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell – I absolutely loved this book and totally gushed about it here. Really got me in the mood to read more YA horror  – recommendations welcome.

Reading Challenge 2015:

I read three books towards my 2015 reading challenge.

  1. A book turned into a movie
  2. A book that scared me
  3. A book by an author I’ve never read before


British Books Challenge:

I linked up three reviews to this challenge during the month of January.

  1. Summer with my Sister by Lucy Diamond
  2. The Enemy by Charlie Higson
  3. Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell


Bought, Borrowed, Received:
I have been so good this month and haven’t purchased ANY new books. GO ME! Although, I have reserved some books at the library and will be picking these up in the next few days. Look out for a library haul next month.

What I’ve been watching and enjoying this month:
I actually haven’t been watching a lot this month. I am loving Hollyoaks  – don’t hate me, it’s my guilty pleasure! I’ve also discovered Silent Witness, I had forgotten how much I love programmes like this. I am also looking for a new series – or two – to start. We have Amazon Prime, any recommendations? I’m liking the look of Under the Dome, Grimm and Revenge.

Other things that happened on the blog in January:
I hauled some clothes for Parker here and here – I have a slight problem with buying him things, I just cannot resist. I went to a local charity shop and got some great little items, I will share those next month. I also reviewed our Tranquil Turtle here. We love this product and highly recommend it. This was my first product review too.

Looking forward to February:
These are the things I want to achieve/have a go at in February.

  1. Start writing monthly posts about Parker and his development. These will be lovely to look back on in years to come.
  2. Improve photography – and take more photos!
  3. Use my library – reserving, browsing and baby groups!
  4. Go to some baby groups in the local area.


I have really enjoyed getting back into blogging this month and participating in challenges. I have quickly learnt to blog about what I want, when I want – not to worry about views, comments and stats so much. If you have any wrap-up posts please leave a comment with the link below – I love reading them!


Stacie and Grant




Author: Stacie

UK Lifestyle & Parenting Blogger. Dog Lover. Nutella Obsessed. Diet Coke Drinker.

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