What’s been happening in February? 

February has been a month at home in Scotland and it’s been a really busy month actually!

Thomas left for a month of work in South Africa in the middle of the month, so we tried to fit as much into the first two weeks of February as we could. We had dinners out with friends, plenty of date nights, some fun nights in our games room playing pool and darts and did some more exploration of our new neighbourhood.

Then, the second half of the month, saw me diving head first into work and some new projects. (I currently have room to take on a few new social media or copywriting clients. If you’re interested get in touch or check out my business website for more information). I also caught up with friends over drinks and dinners, read a lot of books and even fitted in a trip to the beach with my dog!

What I read in February…

I didn’t read quite as much as I would have liked in February. The combination of being busy with work and socialising has meant less time for reading. I’ll definitely make up for it next month.

The Motivation Manifesto was my first read of the month and it was a really great one. I decided I wanted to start reading a lot more personal development books this year and this was the perfect start. I won’t ruin it for anyone who wants to read it, but it’s a game changer in terms of your motivation and outlook.

Next up was a book I was recommended – Twisted Crimes by Michael Hambling. It’s a thriller about a couple who are found dead in their car in a remote location, having seemingly committed suicide. It quickly becomes apparent that they have actually been murdered and the search begins for who did it and why. A decent read and a bit of a page turner.

Then I moved onto The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, a book I’ve surprisingly never read before. I enjoyed it and raced through it in just two days. It’s essentially the tale of a shepherd, Santiago, who wants to travel to The Pyramids in Egypt. The overriding message of the book is all about following your dreams, listening to your heart and not giving up.

New posts for February

Why My Travel List Isn’t Getting Any Smaller

5 Places I Want to Visit in Scotland

Dream Cruise Holidays

The Best Time to Visit Scotland

Budgeting for Travel

Countries in Europe I’ve Still to Visit

Amazing Europe Villa Holiday Destinations

What’s happening in March? 

March is always a fun month, mostly because it’s my birthday month! I usually like to celebrate my birthday somewhere different each year but this year I won’t be able to do that on my actualy birthday. Thomas only gets home from South Africa two days before, so him coming home and us flying somewhere straight away isn’t so appealing for him. We’re planning to do something the following week, we just haven’t decided what yet! Any ideas?

I also love March because the days are so much longer with more daylight, flowers are starting to come alive and the weather starts to improve.

Much of March looks like it’ll be spent progressing my business, then when Thomas returns the birthday fun will begin!

And that’s it for another month! As always, thank you for taking the time to check into my blog and read about all my adventures and musings. If you’re not already then please follow along on Twitter and Facebook to stay even more up to date.  

Emma x