Hello Friday Favourites.
Well, what a week. A HUGE week for Chez Hargreaves. A week ago today I launched my new business H2 Consultancy – a boutique recruitment business. Something I have been planning in the background since December. I couldn’t say anything before as you just never know who’s reading your thoughts. After 13+ years working for others, Operationally running businesses for others I decided in December that it was my time.
And then there is George. Who had his parents evening on Thursday and as his parents and champions we were both so overwhelmed by the comments his teacher made. By the huge smile on her face as she talked about our gorgeous George. How proud she is of him, how much she enjoys having him in her classroom. How he is progressing and smashing his targets.
And then there is my Mr H. He is quite literally the glue that holds our family together. It was his birthday last weekend. I have to say since Christmas when we decided to launch H2 on March 1st he has held the family together whilst I have been distracted. Taken over so many of the little things so that I could focus on building. Thank you Mr H.
And so for this week’s weekly favourites I’m going to cheat a little if that’s ok? And instead of chatting about my week there may be a reference to the last couple of weeks.
We escaped to the Peak District to celebrate Mr H’s birthday. Oh my goodness, what a treat it was. This was a blog collaboration, our second time working with Landal. Last year we visited Darwin Forrest which was brilliant, so much to see and do.
This year we were invited to their sister site Sandybrook to stay in their new ‘Vista Lodge’ which opened in February. Just wow. From the moment you drive up to the pathway, the view, the look and feel of the accommodation to the cosines and privacy. And so much to do local to the site too – we climbed up to Thor’s Cave and had some great food at The Dog House. Happy days. I’ll be writing up a full review soon.
We are currently watching Dirty John and New Amsterdam. The two couldn’t be further apart. Both based on true stories, Dirty John leaves me feeling frustrated and angry. Whereas the New Amsterdam brings out so many emotions. It is one of those series that draws you in to the characters. Emotionally involved. I cry most episodes. Definitely ones to watch.
Do my pj’s count? I have lived in them the last couple of weekends. Day and night. There have of course been outfits – do you remember the sunshine? Well, I managed to pop on a new maxi dress I picked up in the January sales. I love the colours so much.
Do you remember when the sun shone and we didn’t have to wear a coat? That was by far my most favourite weekend of the year so far. It felt lovely just to be out and enjoying the weather, the views, the days felt longer. I even managed to grab our February Me and Mine Project photos. And then winter came back. So here is a little bit of Spring sunshine to brighten your day…
It’s a bit of a higgledy piggledy weekend for me. The boys will enjoy their time together I am sure of it. I’ll be in and out all weekend having my hair done, meeting friends and more so I am really determined to make the most of our time together. It really is so precious. We have a cinema date on Saturday evening to see Captain Marvel which we’re all looking forward to.
How does your weekend look? Have a great week ahead.
Oh that place looks amazing and sounds like you had a special weekend away just what you needed and MR H for his birthday. Happy bday again !!! Can’t wait to see you Sunday hooray!!! Twice in a month span is like gold girl.
We loved the park, much smaller than the other but perfectly positioned. Twice in one month ey x
Love the pics, the one of you reflected in George’s glasses is so cute. I miss the sunshine already! Although we did get a little glimpse of it again today, I even managed to wear a blazer and jeans instead of my big coat. Here’s hoping the sun won’t stay away too long. Congratulations again on your new company, what an amazing achievement! Have a fab weekend x
I love that too. Mr H got that one. Yes we had a little bit of sunshine too but just a little too cold unlike the week before we had. Thanks so much for your kind words.
I’m so glad your first week of your new business was such a success! All that hard work and dedication you’ve been putting in has clearly paid off. And your weekend away looked gorgeous – the Thor’s Cave walk looked ace and those lodges look fabulous. Happy (belated) birthday to Mr H too 🙂
Happy belated birthday to Mr. H. , it looks like you had a great weekend away, that place looks pretty amazing.
Congratulations on your new business venture, I hope you have great success, you are an amazing lady and really deserve it.
Thanks so much Elena. Gorgeous spot.
Well done on taking the step to set up your own business, never an easy decision but usually the right one. I wish you well with it. It looks like you had a lovely break for Mr H birthday, what a lovely place. I hope you had a lovely weekend.
Thank you Laura.
Gorgeous pics, it sounds like you had a lovely time, getting away is always so lovely, family time is so precious and with all the will in the world you end up doing other stuff! Congratulations on your new business exciting times ahead xx
Thank you Sarah x
Loved following your stay at Sandybrook as we went over the February half term and had a really chilled out stay. It’s such a peaceful site isn’t it. You have had an amazing few weeks launching your business, and I wish you all the luck in the world x
Thank you for following along Tracey.