January was a busy month for books. You can check out what I read and my ratings in my recent post The Book Nook.
So what else did I do in January?
What I watched –
I finally got caught up with Planet Earth 2. Every episode was absolutely amazing. By far the best wildlife/nature series I have seen. I was enthralled by every episode. So many fascinating animals, so much amazing footage. Wonderful animals. Wonderful world.
A series about a landmark 1970 workplace-equality lawsuit to tackle taken gender discrimination. It is based on a nonfiction book by Lynn Povich. The series is driven by it’s range of female characters and how they support each other in life and to take a stand. It doesn’t just cover the workplace oppression but gender roles in the home, marriage, sex, contraception, and the media portrayal of women. Sadly it does not look like there will be a second series. I would still recommend this series. I would really liked to have seen the story progress beyond the issuing of the complaint. I am cynical in the current economic climate about the reasons why a second series has not been commissioned.
What I did I –
I went on my first Group Walk. It was a really positive experience, an easy 6 miles and I met some lovely people.
The very steep climb with these steps at the end was quite hard going though. It felt like they were going on forever.
I had a go at using my new spiralizer. I made seafood courgette.
I know it doesn’t look that appealing but it was actually really tasty. I will be making it again.
My main focus for January was getting back into exercising. I have been regularly attending mindful yoga and hydrojog. I have also started a qi gong and thi chi class. It’s more difficult than it looks but it’s very beneficial. Have you tried thi chi?
Like a lot of public services, our local library is now depending on volunteers to keep the service open. Where the Library Assistant was a paid job, it is no longer being funded. I have started my training to support my local library and to become a Volunteer Library Assistant.
What I am looking forward to in February –
I am hoping to do another Group Walk. I will hopefully take some more photos on future walks.
It’s Birthday month in our house. We usually go away for a little holiday but this year we might wait for March. I will need to think of something else nice to do instead. Any ideas?
I have quite a bit of training and e-learning to do for the library so that will keep me busy too.
What have been your highlights from January?
What are you looking forward to in February?