Welcome back to my monthly round up of my Instagram account. I have been doing these updates for six months now, thats half a year! These monthly posts are fast becoming my favourite monthly round up. OK, so this is my only monthly round up post but I do love it.
This month though I have had a love hate relationship with Instagram. The good stuff though is that I finally hit 1,000 followers, lets hear the whoop whoop. And at the beginning of the month I had some really good engagement with my posts. But as the month has gone on the likes have dropped off a bit. I’m not saying I’m driven by numbers, just curious to know why. I have played with the different hashtags I tag the photos too, it may be just be that.
Anyway, here are my top five hearted photos for February:
In fifth place we have a tie! The first picture is one of me preparing to cook the Roasted Vegetable Couscous from the Co-op’s Now Cook It website. I must say it was very easy recipe to follow and I know I will be doing it again. Unfortunately I haven’t had the time to have a proper explore of this website but from what I’ve seen it does all look lush. I also like the little videos they do to teach you new skills as you try out the recipes.
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This week I made a lovely Roasted Veg Couscous which was inspired by @coopuk and their fab #nowcookit website. It was perfect for lunch at work. As well as finding easy delicious recipes on the website I watched really helpful videos on how to improve my kitchen skills. Watch out family, I'm about to cook up a storm! #ad
And for my other joint fifth place photo it feels quite apt that it’s my hitting 1,000 post! And this gives a chance to give a bit of an Oscar winning speech. Thank you so much to those of you who follow me over on Instagram. I really do love the community over there. Thank you for the taking time to heart and write comments, I love seeing them all.
In fourth place it’s a photo of the copper pans at Saltram House in Plymouth. We visited during half term, it was our first visit to this National Trust house and gardens. Unfortunately not all the rooms were open but we enjoyed looking around the ones that were. The kitchen was amazing. There are all these different copper pots and desert moulds. Oh and you should check out the size of the Agas, it was every foodie bloggers dream.
In third place it is one of my favourite pictures of the month. We visited family in Cornwall at the beginning of February and our first stop was the beach, as always. This was taken at Perranporth while dodging the showers and it is of my youngest and her cousin hunting for buried treasure.
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This pic is of little one hunting for buried treasure with her cousin on #perranporth #beach. We had a lovely weekend visiting family. The girls love spending time with their cousins and they play really well (until someone gets tired!). Hope you have all had a fab weekend too.
In second place it’s the beach huts at Goodringtin beach in Paignton. We regular visit this beach as it has a fab play park and a lovely cafe for coffee. These huts stay out all year and as the spring sunshine starts to show it’s rays it really makes me dream of hazy summer days.
And finally to the photo in first place. This was also taken during our trip to Cornwall but this time in the dunes at Gwithian beach. Our nephew is sport mad and as it was a six nations weekend he was never far from a rugby ball. The kids wanted to play rugby so us oldies showed them some moves. For those of you that don’t know, I used to play rugby and in fact that’s how the hubby and I met. He played for the first team at our club. Another useless fact, my ladies team were actually national rugby champions in 2003! Gosh I fell old!
And that was my top 5 February picture from Instagram. Well it’s actually six as you got a bonus one, but we won’t get into the particulars. Which one is your favourite?
If you would like to see my other pictures for a February you can find me on Instagram here.
See you at the end of March for my next top 5 pictures.