In celebration of my first full month writing my blog, I thought I would give a little re-cap of what I got up to during this past month. One of the main reasons for starting my blog was so that in several years or even just months down the track, I can look back at my blog and be reminded of some of the things that happened each month. I would like to say that I’ll remember them all, but we all know that its just not possible which is why I think having them all written down on here is going to be great!
So he we go, my first re-cap
Starting my blog!
I officially started my blog in January, but I didn’t really get into the swing of regular posts until February. My aim when I started my blog my plan was to write 3 posts a week. I didn’t want to start a blog then only update it once in a blue moon. And I must say I think I have been doing pretty well. I have made the effort to do some more baking and I’ve dusted off my DSLR camera and snapped some pretty good picks. Feeling rather pleased with myself!
Reading more books.
One of the first posts I wrote this month was about reading more books, click here to read it. And on this front I failed, massively. I really really want to get back into reading, but I guess its like a lot of things, once you stop doing it, it’s really difficult to get back into the habit. I started reading “Snobs” but then got side tracked with reading cooking/baking blogs and binge watching TV shows. I am very good at that! Must do better next month!
February was the month I started my first ever beginners class! I was so nervous/excited for my first class. And if I’m being completely honest, it was a massive disappointment. I sucked at the class, like big time! It was SO hard, I thought after over a year of basics I would be ok, expected it to be a step up from basic, but what I wasn’t expecting was not being able to do any of the exercises… AT ALL! I felt like crying on the way home, I was gutted. The next week I had a chat with the coordinator and mentioned that I found the class really hard. She said that I wasn’t the first person to say that. It seems that the level of difficulty in each of the beginners classes depends on the teacher. Due to the overwhelming feedback, the new block of classes starting after Easter have been separated into beginner 1 and beginner 2. I have now enrolled in beginner 1 – the class I tried has now been allocated as beginner 2. No wonder I found it so hard. I will be sure to update you all on how beginners 1 goes after Easter. New goal for 2016 – make it to beginner 2.
This is the third year my partner and I have been together for Valentines Day. We don’t normally do much to celebrate it but this year I organised Gold Class tickets to see Deadpool, the tickets also included dinner and dessert during the movie. I wasn’t really that bothered about seeing it, but I know Ben really wanted to see it. He kept showing me the trailers almost every time a new one came out. I actually didn’t mind the movie at all, it had some really funny laugh out loud moments in it (the Hugh Jackman references made me laugh – a lot) and I thought Ryan Reynolds was great. I also liked that it wasn’t too long either. A lot of movies these days are often 30-45mins longer than they really need to be. This one was fun, fast paced, entertaining and certainly didn’t drag. You could drive a bus through the plot holes, but overall it was a lot of fun. Not a bad way to spend Valentines Day at all. 🙂
This month saw me start personal training sessions with my friend Claire, she runs a fitness company called Montage Fitness, check her out if you’re in Perth! I hate gyms and group fitness classes, but I need to increase my fitness levels. Ballet is helping a lot, but I really wanted to do something on top of that. Finding the motivation to do it myself just wasn’t working. I now have a training session with Claire once a week (that’s all the budget will allow) and so far we’ve had two training sessions and they’ve been great. I think training with Claire once a week plus my ballet classes will really help me increase my fitness and to stay in shape once winter gets here. I’m sure I’m not the only one who manages to pile on the kgs during the cooler months!
I managed to catch a few really great shows during February. Ben and I only got to the Perth Fringe Festival once this year, which was a bit sad, but the show we saw was FABULOUS. We saw Le Gateau Chocolat and it was amazing, I saw his previous fringe show here a few years ago and when I saw he was coming back to Perth I booked tickets immediately and he did not disappoint.
My friend Sarah and I made the trek down to the Koorliny Arts Centre to see their production of The Little Mermaid. I love all things Disney and also all things musical so I was really excited to see the show. I know the cartoon almost word perfect (It was the first movie I saw in the cinema) but I actually don’t know the Broadway show very well at all, so it was exciting to see all of the new parts. Overall I think everyone involved did a wonderful job, there were some stand out performances on stage, plus the sets and costumes were fabulous. It was a really fun and enjoyable night at the theatre
I have lots of amazingly talented friends and this month one of my oldest friends was in town performing with The Ten Tenors. I have known Jared since we were at high school together and I am so proud of everything he has achieved. He has been touring the country and the world with the Ten Tenors for the last few years and I was so happy I got to see him up on stage performing his little heart out to his home crowd. It turned into a bit of a family affair, with my mum and dad joining Ben and I at the show. My mum has known Jared for almost as long as I have and my dad loves classical and opera music. So really it was a win win for everyone!
I could ramble for hours and hours about all sorts of random things that have happened during February, but I think I will leave it there. I can’t believe that it is March tomorrow already. The year is going by so fast, although I am looking forward to the three public holidays we have this month. I love a good long weekend 🙂
So that was February – Bring on March!!