HELLO FEBRUARY 2022
FABULOUS THINGS THAT HAPPENED LAST MONTH
1. A gorgeous evening at Titanic Spa with my mum, Belle & my sister-in-law Kate
2. A lovely meal out at The Whippet & Pickle in Holmfirth with my brother & sister-in-law Kate
3. My students all performing in the pantomime I choreographed throughout January
4. Some fabulous quality time with friends I’ve not spent time with for a while
5. But most importantly, my boy Max’s 14th birthday! I have no idea how my baby is 14!!!!!
LIFESTYLE, LEISURE, PLACES & HOME
One of my favourite places to be in Huddersfield and I place I visit regularly for some R&R. Set in the Colne Valley, Titanic Spa is a multi award winning spa set in the Pennines in a restored 20th Century textile mill. It has a huge range of treatments, facilities including its award winning steam rooms and guests can visit for the day, a few hours in the evening or indulge in an overnight stay. The restaurant serves a wide variety of locally sourced produce along with an extensive bar. A visit to the gym, a dip in the pool or jacuzzi adds to your visit.
My mum, Belle, Kate and myself enjoyed a wonderful evening at the Spa last week including a delicious meal and some much welcomed pampering! As soon as I enter through the doors I’m transformed & I instantly relaxed, it’s the ultimate in self care!
A wonderful evening with the girls in my family, something that’s become a regular occurrence, and we’ll be back for another visit very soon!
BEAUTY, HEALTH & STYLE
Back to the Gym – New Year fitness & health routine
I knew this year, in order to stick to exercising this year I needed a goal so, I may be mad, but I’ve signed up to Tough Mudder in July!!!! There’s a big group of us doing it so I know we’ll have a fab time, but I’m determined not to be last or the most unfit so I’m on a mission to get back to the best version of myself! I’ve joined my local Trugym which has everything I need, including a pool and so far, I’m loving it. I like the feeling of self care & being motivated. I put an inspirational podcast on and I’ve been going 3 times per week.
RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH
The Whippet & Pickle – Holmfirth
The Whippet & Pickle is a lovely fine dining restaurant located in Holmfirth’s Town Gate on the outskirts of Huddersfield. My brother & sister-in-law go often as they live close to the restaurant and last Saturday evening the four of us arranged to go together for an evening meal.
Unfortunately, almost as soon as we sat down there was a bit of trauma as the man on the next table almost choked to death but luckily his friend saved him! As if that wasn’t dramatic enough, within minutes of him calming down his wife started having a huge fit and then hjad a big stroke. The next hour was spent trying to keep her conscious whilst waiting for the ambulance. The staff at the restaurant were excellent and coped really well. We did eventually eat and the food was good but slightly overdone due them having to hold it whilst everything was happening. Absolutely not their fault and they did a great job keeping everything moving. So it was a bit of an eventful night and not the relaxing evening we had planned but that really is life!! We will go back as the restaurant is lovely and I want ton sample their menu under normal circumstances. I just wish we knew how the lady was as once the ambulance had taken her we’d no way of knowing!
COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH
Muddle 5 raspberries in a cup. Once muddled, add ½ ounce lime juice, 2 ounces grapefruit juice, and 3 ounces tequila, Shake for 10 seconds and then add ice. Strain the cocktail into a separate glass and top with 2 ounces club soda.
FILM/TV SHOW OF THE MONTH
And Just Like That
Like many women my age I was a huge Sex & The City fan so when I heard about this new series I couldn’t wait! But…… 7 episodes in & I’m really still not sure it’s working!!!!
Whilst I agree that the old series was not inclusive enough and needed to be far more diverse (it was of it’s time & thankfully times have changed) I can’t help feel they’ve gone about it in the wrong way. To me it’s trying to be so diverse that it’s just a series of cliches and I’m not finding it either funny or gripping. I feel like a traitor saying this as I really am a super fan of SATC, even the bad 2nd movie, and I will continue to watch it to continue the journey with the ladies, but I really am yet to be convinced!!!!
THIS MONTH I’M LOVING
Feeling motivated and sticking to my New Year Goals
THIS MONTH I’M NOT LOVING
My work schedule is a bit mad right now!
THIS MONTHS FAVOURITES
1. Gabby Logan’s podcast ‘The Mid Point’
2. ‘The Party Crasher’ a novel by Sophie Kinsella
3. Yoga Classes at the Gym
4. The latest series of Call the Midwife
5. Elemis Superfood Glow Priming Moisturiser
THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH