January 2017 Round Up

January 2017 Round Up

I know January can bring about the blues for many, but I actually love the calm and peace that January seems to bring. I have to say, although December is one of my favourite months, I also find it hectic with all the rushing about, school events, Christmas shopping, parties and so on.  For me, January is that welcomed calm. A time when we take a breather, look forward, make plans, and enjoy the slower pace of life.

As this blog is a new venture, I wanted to start to take time at the end of each month to recap, and look back on any trips, family adventures or special family moments that we have enjoyed, and to write a monthly roundup.

January 2017

So what did January mean for us? This month bought about lot of germs….and I mean a L O T !!  We had no choice but to stop..slow down… rest and recuperate.  We enjoyed lots of cuddles on the sofa, I painted little nails on numerous occasions ( just the girls may I add!) watched films, took some lovely winter walks and basically just enjoyed the company of my friends and family. Sitting here looking back through our photographs I have come to realise that our finest moments, were those very ordinary moments, and those when the mini me’s found enjoyment out of the most simple things.

January was made for winter walks….enjoying the fresh air…jumping in muddy puddles…eating snow and finding those free days out with the kids – and lets face it – it’s these days that often bring about the most fun and laughter. I have come to realise that we have such beauty right on our doorstep….we didn’t need to venture far for a family adventure or too.

So we wore wellington boots…snow suits..hats..scarves.. winter coats…and big smiles.

Top posts I have published this month;

I hope that January has been fun for you, I would love to hear what you have been up to this month!

life as our little family


  1. January 29, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    Thanks so much for joining in, seems lots have been poorly in January, we had it in December. At least you managed to escape and enjoyed places like Trentham. There’s so much to see there I am never disappointed. See you at the end of Feb for another round up #MyFamilyAdventures

    • otisandus
      January 29, 2017 / 8:54 pm

      #MyFamilyAdventures has been a favourite of mine for some time now. I have enjoyed looking back at our photographs this weekend – thank you xxx

  2. February 3, 2017 / 11:43 am

    Beautiful photos! I love your attitude to January too, I need to embrace a little bit of that! Thank you for linking up to #AWanderfulChildhood

    • otisandus
      February 24, 2017 / 10:34 pm

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment, I do really love January – calm and peace!

  3. February 3, 2017 / 12:47 pm

    I love the pictures of the girls in the woods with their tutus! Gorgeous. Hope you manage to shake off all those lurgies. #AWanderfulChildhood

    • otisandus
      February 24, 2017 / 10:33 pm

      Thanks Nell, Those tutus seem to be a permanent fixture in our house right now (I secretly love them too!)

  4. February 3, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    I feel the same as you about January. I love how everything is calm and fresh (when it’s not bucketing down of course!).
    Love your girls’ fairy outfits for their woodland walk. Just magical!

    • otisandus
      February 24, 2017 / 10:32 pm

      Thanks so much. The tutus seem a permanent fixture in our house just now 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  5. February 10, 2017 / 7:17 am

    Sounds like you had some fun in and amongst the germs. I love your photos. We went to Trentham last weekend. #myfamilyadventures

    • otisandus
      February 13, 2017 / 10:52 pm

      Its such a wonderful day in Trentham isn’t it?! So much to do and see – I really enjoyed your post – such lovely photos! Thanks for stopping by xxx

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