With all the generic resolutions for 2016 and summary of 2015 posts I’ve been doing this week I’ve not yet put up my plans for the month post. January is a long, hard month and I’ve tried to fit in a few plans to make that five week wait until payday just a little bit easier on me…
We are going to see The Danish Girl and I can’t wait as I don’t spend anywhere near enough time with my mum, and the only time I see my sister is when we’re sweating it out at the gym. This will be a nice treat and the film sounds like a good one as well.
10th January – Family Day with the Children
Ok, most weekends I do something with the children, but I wanted to make sure we did something that took more planning than a walk down to the park. With my job taking so much quality time with my children away from me lately, the time I do get to spend with them is precious and I want to make lasting memories with them that will help get me through the long, hard hours at work.
16th January – Engagement Shoot
I didn’t realise how many people hadn’t heard of this.. I had thought it was quite common? And ok, I know we aren’t planning on getting married for another 2 years (boo!) but this shoot is with Ed’s friend who is a professional photographer and is going to come to Santorini with us to take our wedding photos (and celebrate with us as a friend too, of course).
These photos will not only get us used to posing for the camera, and specifically, for his camera, but it is also a good opportunity to have some nice photos of us as a couple taken to use for our save the dates we are due to send out soon, after all, a wedding on a Greek island needs a little more warning than your standard uk wedding, there’s flights, accommodation etc for people to think about. I think this first wedding activity will also really help to make things seem a little more real as well.
23rd January – Weekend Away with my Mum
As a thank you for all the help with the children, I am taking my mum away to the Ageas Bowl Hilton in Southampton. The plan is to eat lots on Saturday and spend Sunday in the spa relaxing. Total bliss.
31st January – Me Day
As a treat for myself for reaching the end of the longest month ever (and just in time for payday), I plan on having a total treat day with some retail therapy and having my nails done.