10 Things I’m Loving Lately {February 2016}

Last month I started joining in with two linkies – Stevie’s 10 things and Emma’s Things I’m Loving Lately. It’s that time of the month again so here are a few things I’ve been loving in February.

Time Together

1 – Holidays – February has been all about holidays. We spent half term in Scotland and had so much lovely time as a family and also with great friends too. It was a week I’ll remember for a long time.

10 Things I'm Loving Lately {February 2016}

2 – National Trust – This month we have started to appreciate our National Trust membership again after not using it much over the winter. We went to two National Trust properties during half term and I am sure we’ll be visiting more in the coming weeks.

10 Things I'm Loving Lately {February 2016}

3 – Family Trips to the Cinema – Hubby and I resent paying cinema prices so we only take the children to the cinema on the Kids AM weekend cinema screenings where it’s £1.75 each but due to me working every Saturday and Hubby working shifts – more often than not over the weekend – we don’t get to go very often but this month we went to see A Good Dinosaur at the cinema and we all really enjoyed it. The children are at an age now where they can really enjoy a movie and sit through the whole thing. We’ll definitely be going as often as we can.

10 Things I'm Loving Lately {February 2016}

4 – Friends – February has been all about friends – not just our friends but the children’s friends too. We have seen so many people, had play dates and weekends with friends and it has just been such a lovely month of catching up with people.

10 Things I'm Loving Lately {February 2016}


5 – Homemade Bread – This month we got a new Sage Breadmaker and have been putting it through it’s paces. So far we have baked a Fruit Loaf and a standard White Loaf and both were so much better than we have ever been able to create at home before. I am loving the house having that fresh baked bread smell.

10 Things I'm Loving Lately {February 2016}

6 – Pancakes – This month, because of Shrove Tuesday, we have reignited our love of pancakes. I even bought a new pancake pan and we have used it so many times already. The children love pancakes and it’s now their breakfast or lunch of choice.

10 Things I'm Loving Lately {February 2016}

7 – Hotel Breakfasts – You cannot beat a hotel breakfast and we were lucky enough to stay in a hotel last weekend – and have the amazing breakfast buffet that went with it. I have never seen so many different types of eggs!

10 Things I'm Loving Lately {February 2016}

8 – Soup – Now that the holiday is over and we are back to reality I am back to eating better and I have a new found love of soup. Homemade soup or posh ones from the chilled section in the supermarket – I’ve recently discovered the New Covent Garden Soup Company and can’t get enough of them!

10 Things I'm Loving Lately {February 2016}

Down Time

9 – The Harry Potter Books – I read the Harry Potter books quite a few years ago – just after the last book came out and Hubby bought me the box set of books. I have started reading them again and I just can’t put them down. I’m now half way through the fifth book and there are so many bits I had forgotten and bits that aren’t in the movies. I had forgotten just how good the books are.

10 Things I'm Loving Lately {February 2016}

10 – Debenhams Pyjamas – For Valentines, Debenhams sent me some new pyjamas and they may well be the most comfortable things I have ever worn. There really is nothing like new pyjamas – I would live in them if I could!

10 Things I'm Loving Lately {February 2016}

You can read more of what people having been loving lately over on Emma’s Things I’m Loving Lately linky and also over on Stevie’s 10 Things linky. I’d love to hear what you’ve been loving this month!



  1. February 24, 2016 / 10:18 am

    How lovely….It sounds like you had a wonderful holiday. It’s nice to take a break.
    All the food looks amazing especially the bread!

  2. February 24, 2016 / 4:27 pm

    We are also making a bit more of our National Trust membership at the moment, although I seem to keep picking the days when it’s raining. Sigh. I am hideously jealous of your bread maker, it is firmly on my list of things I must get around to buying eventually!x

  3. February 25, 2016 / 7:27 am

    Oh my… February is coming to an end… Which means I’m going to have a baby very soon!!! Love this list 🙂 Yay for friends, holidays and hotel breakfasts 😉 xxx

  4. February 25, 2016 / 5:31 pm

    Oh my mouth actually watered when I saw your hotel brekkie!!! lovely round up x

  5. February 25, 2016 / 9:29 pm

    Sounds like you have had a lovely but busy February. I love Kids AM at the cinema, we also loved The Good Dinosaur. MY girls are both obsessed with making pancakes at the moment and I could do with a new pan for them. xxx

  6. February 25, 2016 / 10:54 pm

    I used to love taking my 2 to the kids AM cinema when they were younger. You have had such a lovely half term, and I agree you really cannot beat a hotel breakfast x

  7. February 27, 2016 / 12:40 pm

    Great month for you! Nothing beats hotel breakfasts…. honestly a fry up at a hotel is a must! x #TenThings

  8. March 1, 2016 / 2:38 pm

    Sounds like a lovely busy month for you guys. We have also been loving pancakes, my 2yo has finally decided she likes them which makes me very happy indeed! Ohhh I would love a bread maker but I’m not sure my waist line would love It so much 😉 Also those pjs look gorgeous. xo

  9. March 4, 2016 / 4:56 pm

    Wow, gorgeous pictures of yummy treats in your Ten Things, thanks for sharing! I’ve just come here from A Cornish Mum, and even been inspired to have a go at my own first list. Glad to have discovered your blog.

  10. March 9, 2016 / 10:47 pm

    We have the Sat morning kids clubs here too. With 3 kids it’s too expensive to go at normal times. There’s the added bonus it’s not too busy so if our Autistic son keeps getting up and wandering he’s not disturbing anyone.

    A great list and beautiful photos.

  11. March 23, 2016 / 11:44 pm

    Oh I so want a friend breakfast right now!! Thanks for linking up lovely, I’m still jealous of that Scotland holiday 😉 I’m hoping to use our National Trust memberships a bit over the Easter holidays!

    Stevie x #TenThings

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