asking for trouble

January 2023 Recap

January is (finally!!) over so here’s a look back at my month in photos, blog posts and books. It’s been a bit of a stressful month with tech issues and Royal Mail cyber incidents but also some fun stuff. I also did a lot of crafting, which I’ll share in another post soon.

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  • My most successful batch of Pikachu waffles, so far
  • Lunar New Year bun buns from M&S
  • I wish I actually used this cute Pusheen Box desk setup (but RSI)
  • Calm waters at the seafront

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