Hi everyone! I hope you’re doing great, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing. I know I say this every month, but I honestly can’t believe it’s March already. Where has the time gone?!
In any case, I hope you all enjoyed the quiet period that followed my post-a-day thing. I sure did. Well, I went to see my family in Estonia last week and now we’ve just gotten back from the Lakes (celebrating my FIL’s Birthday). So me having a good time didn’t have as much to do with not writing, but more with spending some quality time with my loved ones.
What’s new in Estonia? It’s absolutely freezing and snowy, as is appropriate for winter time (take note UK). It also happened to be the 100th Anniversary of the Republic of Estonia whilst I was there, so I got to join the celebrations. Isn’t it great when things line up so well?
When I got back to UK, I was pleased to see that UK had actually taken note and was finally producing some decent winter weather (pretty sure I’m in the minority here with enjoying the cold and snow though, so I do apologise to the rest of you who went into panic mode about it).
This also meant that our drive to the Lake District was now less of an ‘idyllic drive through the serene valleys of the mountainous countryside’ and more of a ‘try not to blink or breathe too loudly in case you miss a patch of ice or get caught by a gust of wind and drive off that cliff.’
What surprised me most about that drive is that I was absolutely pooping myself on the motorway with the super strong stormy winds when I had to fight to remain in control of my car, but really enjoyed the treacherous mountain roads that really put my tiny Lettuce (yes, my car is bright ‘fresh green’ and it’s called Lettuce) and my driving skills to test.
Overall I’ve had an amazing past few weeks and am feeling very lucky to have such an awesome family.
To wrap it up, here’s a picture that I took on my way back from Estonia, when we were about 10-15 minutes East(ish) of Manchester. Not a clue where this could be, all I know is that it’s somewhere in the UK.
See you soon!