January 2017 | Recap

on January 28, 2017

Wow – how weird to be writing “2017” in this post title! Partly because WHAT how is it already 2017, and partly because I’ve now been doing these recap posts for a year! So I figure I have to differentiate from last year’s “January | Recap” post!

Where was I in January?

Michigan (just for ~12 hours before I flew to London on New Years day!), Plymouth, Exeter for a few day trips, Prague!!!

 . . . I've been to a lot of places in the UK by this point, from our study abroad weekend trips to my current wanderings, but Exeter's cathedral green will always be the best ❤️

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January on the blog…

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January adventured like…

  • This month has been a bit hard. I had a bereavement recently so it’s been about coping with that. I’ll write a post about it someday… but not for a while. It’s weird, actually, looking back at last year’s January recap post and seeing that I was actually coping with similar feelings.
  • Lots and lots and lots of essays, and an extra neuroscience class. It’s been pretty overwhelming on the academic front so I’m SUPER looking forward to having a bit of a break in February!!
  • In terms of travel, I’ve been spending my days in Plymouth, apart from two day trips to Exeter… but we are soon heading to PRAGUE which I am so excited about! The Autumn was quite hectic for me as I was on placement, so I don’t feel like I’ve had a chance to do much traveling for a long time.
  • I’ve been teaching my normal yoga class – which has been hilarious this month with all the New Years resolutioners. The class size has pretty much tripled! Although it’s already beginning to dwindle a bit… but it’s been really nice to meet some new yogis and share the practice I love so much!

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January tasted like…

  • I’ve been trying out lots of new recipes to distract me from all these ESSAYS! My favorites have been Shakshuka, sweet potato, chickpea, and eggplant stew, Kathryn Budig’s amazing anchovie-based easy pasta sauce (recipe is in her book Aim True), also…lots of avo on toast!
  • I also recently found a lactose free cream at the Co-operative Food in the UK. I super miss half and half in my coffees, which is something they don’t really sell in the UK. Mostly they just put skim milk in their coffees which always makes it taste a bit thin and bland. This lactose free cream not only tastes exactly like the rich, thick half and half that I love, but as it’s lactose free it makes my tummy feel a bit better after drinking it! Seriously, I’m never turning back. My British coffees have changed forever.

January mantras…

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Here’s to February! What did you get up to this month? What are you looking forward to?

Sarah xx




 

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