Mrs Lighty’s Liked and Loved: February 2017

When I thought about writing February’s Liked and Loved, I must admit that my first thought was, “what on earth am I going to fill it with?!” At the start of the month, our calendar looked pretty empty. But as the weeks have passed, I’ve realised that there’s still plenty to be positive about this month. The whole Liked and Loved original idea was started by Stevie of A Cornish Mum Blog, and is simply a way of chronicling all of your positives from that month, and this month I’ve discovered that even when things look a little bleak, there are still moments of sunshine!

Therefore in February 2017, Mrs Lighty has liked and loved:

  • A little bit of sunshine.

Yes it’s true that we’ve had some more snow and, of course, Storm Doris this month, but we’ve also had a couple of days where the weather has felt positively Spring-like. Baby Lighty and I walked down to our local park one sunny afternoon, and it was the first time that I braved going out sans buggy or sling. Baby Light walked the whole 10 minute walk there and back, although it did take us about half an hour each way, and it was lovely to get out for a sunny walk.

Mrs Lighty's Liked and Loved: February 2017

A sunny walk to the park!

Similarly, we also had a lovely afternoon at our local Peter Rabbit Trail recently, where we didn’t even really need coats. Baby Lighty walked for about an hour on that day too, and our childminder told us that he’d also walked for about an hour with her at our local Gruffalo Trail recently as well. I’m loving that he’s enjoying walking and we can have a bit more freedom from the sling and buggy!

Mrs Lighty's Liked and Loved: February 2017.

At the Peter Rabbit trail.

  • A family day out.

Mr Lighty has had some annual leave to use up this month, and so we headed to Ashlyns Farm last week. We had such a fun day which included lots of walking (again!), lots of animals, outdoor play, indoor soft play and a yummy lunch. 

Mrs Lighty's Liked and Loved: February 2017.

Meeting the meerkats.

I couldn’t believe how brave Baby Lighty was going down the big slide in the soft play, although my heart was in my mouth on his last attempt when he couldn’t seem to get his legs untangled from underneath him and I thought he was going to ‘bump’ down rather than slide down, and then when he eventually ended up sliding down face first!

Mrs Lighty's Liked and Loved: February 2017.

At the top of the big slide!

  • Mrs Lighty in the WI Life.

Just when I thought my 15 minutes of fame were definitely over, up I popped in the WI Life magazine. I must admit, Baby Lighty and I have been in it before, when we took part in the Women’s Institute’s centenary celebrations, but it’s still bizarre to see myself in the mag, having been involved with the WI’s Support Overdue campaign!

Mrs Lighty's Liked and Loved: February 2017.

Yep, that’s Mrs Lighty in the WI Life magazine.

  • 5,000 #HappyLittleButtons!

As you may or may not know, Annette from 3 Little Buttons, Dawn from Rhyming with Wine and I run our very own little Instagram community, Happy Little Buttons. It’s been a project that we’ve really enjoyed, but I think the three of us would be the first to admit that we didn’t think it would grow this big this quickly! February has been the month that we’ve hit 5,000 tagged posts, and it’s just amazing to see the Instagram world embracing our little hashtag!

Mrs Lighty's Liked and Loved: February 2017.

5,000 Happy Little Buttons!

  • Family and Friends

We’ve also had some lovely Saturday afternoons with family and friends. Firstly with our favourite twinny friends, and then with Mummy Hatchy, Nanny Kersey and Baby Lighty’s Great, Great, Great Aunt Phillipy (yes you did read that correctly)! As with all the best outings, these did, of course, include lots of good food, good cake and good tea!

  • Date Night!

In amongst all of this, Mr Lighty and I also managed to sneak in a date night! It came with a bit of a shocking realisation that we hadn’t been out just the two of us since our fifth wedding anniversary last April, so when plans with our friends fell through at the last minute, we thought we might as well use the baby sitting token that we had wisely!! The meal itself was a bit disappointing, but then we had drinks in a pub that we love near to us, and just the time together made up for it. Although our conversation did keep straying back to a certain little person of course…

Mrs Lighty's Liked and Loved: February 2017.

Date night!

So that’s been February for us! And we still have pancakes to come tonight! I’m looking forward to March, as the weather hopefully milder and my social calendar starts to fill out. So I’ll see you here this time next month!

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15 thoughts on “Mrs Lighty’s Liked and Loved: February 2017”

    1. That’s pretty much how I felt about February to be honest!! It didn’t feel like we did much until I wrote the round up! I’m looking forward to writing it more as the summer months roll round! Thanks for stopping by as always! xxx

    1. I was shocked to realise it was our anniversary 10 months ago!! Better late than never though!! Thanks so much for stopping by. #LikedandLoved

    1. Ah thank you. I’m proud of myself for my five minutes of fame, I must admit, ha!! The weather’s been lovely here today too, looking forward to more sunny days! #dreamteam

  1. Oh such a wonderful month lovely – yay to spring sunshine and I love the look of the Peter Rabbit Trail, how cute 🙂 Hope you are having a lovely March! Thanks for linking to #dreamteam xx

  2. It sounds like you’ve had a really lovely month – it really is a game changer when they start walking more and you can venture out without the buggy or sling! #LikedandLoved

    1. Yes isn’t it? Or just nice if they can walk part of the way!! Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂 #LikedandLoved

    1. It was fun! We’re hoping to do the Wind in the Willows trail soon! Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂 #LikedandLoved

  3. Your February sounds wonderful and look at you all famous 😉 That is a very big slide for such a small person ha, very cute 🙂 I hope your March has been even better!

    Stevie xx Thanks for joining in with #LikedandLoved

    1. Haha! Not quite sure about all famous but it has certainly been fun! Thanks so much for hosting #LikedandLoved 🙂

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