Monthly highlights

Monthly highlights: February 2017

Monthly highlights: February 2017

Despite February being the shortest month, this one was a busy month! So it only makes sense that my February highlights post is bursting full. As always, there’s a real mix of highlights but each one is special to me.

Valentine’s Day

Some people love it, others hate it. Personally I love Valentine’s Day and this year was no exception. Luckily I wasn’t working late on Valentine’s Day so we went out for a curry. It wasn’t anything special but we didn’t care, we just wanted to spend the time together. Anyway, who doesn’t love a good curry? I bought him a Husky teddy because he’s desperate for a real one and he bought me an Impractical Jokers phone case and a Tina Belcher mug.

BBs chicken fajita wrap

When I’m working I sometimes treat myself to a chicken fajita wrap from BBs at lunch time. I worked a lot throughout February so they kept me going. I know they bake the muffins in-store everyday but I’m pretty certain that they make the wraps, baguettes and sandwiches too. The filling includes chicken, cheese and vegetables with fajita seasoning. I’m not sure why I love them so much, they’re just so tasty!

I gave blood

Until February it had been a long time since I’d given blood. I believe that everyone who can give blood should give blood. It’s easy, almost entirely painless and essential for medical research and saving people’s lives. Plus you get free biscuits when you’re done, bonus! I got a text last week to say thank you for donating and that my donation had been sent to New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton. It’s great to know where my donation has gone, it feels kinda weird but good too! To find out more about giving blood and the donation process then visit the NHS Blood and Transplant website.

My sassy new trainers

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been a Converse kinda girl when it comes to trainers. Well someone came into work not long ago wearing Adidas trainers and I fell in love with them. I mean the trainers, not the person! Unfortunately I couldn’t find the exact pair but the ones I got are just as good. They’re super comfortable and I’ve worn them almost everyday since I bought them. Oh and just in case you’re wondering, it’s these beauties that I’m going on about.

New Maroon 5 music

If you know even a little bit about me then you’ll know that I love and adore Maroon 5 with all my heart. You only have to read my Twitter bio to know that I’m a mega-fan! Last month they released their brand new single Cold featuring Future. If you haven’t heard it yet then check it out! The music video is a typical Maroon 5 video but I love it, and I’m sure you will too.

I went to church

In February one of my old school friends got confirmed which basically means he made a new commitment to God. Almost like a second baptism if you like. I never go to church, ever. In fact, until that day I was one of the biggest sceptics of Christianity and faith in general. I just went to support my friend, however I left feeling moved and curious about Christianity. Obviously I haven’t become a Christian overnight but it’s something I’m interested in and want to learn more about.

I passed my driving theory test

This is a big highlight and a very important one for me. I passed my driving theory test first time! I’ll be honest, when I was in the test I didn’t think I’d pass. I never failed a mock test when I practised at home but the questions seemed harder when I was doing it for real. Plus I wasn’t 100% confident with the hazard perception part of the test. I didn’t have anything to worry about though, because I passed! Yay!

I didn’t think I’d have many February highlights to be honest because I worked everyday for nearly three weeks. I didn’t get much time to myself but obviously that didn’t matter, I still had a good month! Leave me a comment and tell me about your February. What was your highlight of last month?

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  • Reply
    March 13, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Aww I like this. I got confirmed as an adult to be godmother for my niece and going to church and then being married in a church has definitely made me have some sort of relationship with the whole thing.

    Rachael xox

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      Sophie Wright
      March 13, 2017 at 9:58 am

      Aw good, that’s really special! I went to a Church of England school and learned all about Christianity in RE classes but I’ve never been genuinely interested in learning about Christianity for myself. I’m excited to see where it takes me!

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    March 13, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    I converted to Catholicism in my mid-20’s. Before that I wasn’t anything and never went to church. No one in my family did. It has changed my life a lot (for the better!) 🙂

    In fact, I just recently finished a big project where I built (with one other, younger convert) a new website for our parish. Check it out if you like: You can let me know if you see any typos haha!

    I think one of the things that continues to amaze me after all of these years is that when I was growing up and never giving much thought to God, he still cared about me.

    I hope you continue on a journey towards God. 🙂

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      Sophie Wright
      March 15, 2017 at 9:39 am

      Thank you Annika, I hope so too. Could you give me any advice on how I can learn more about God? My friend has recommended a couple of videos to me and an app but I wondered if you had any advice? Thank you for reading and commenting!

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    March 15, 2017 at 12:09 am

    Congratulations on passing your theory test first time!
    Do you mind me asking how many points you need to get to pass the question section and the hazard perception part of the theory test?
    I’ve got my theory test coming up soon and struggling with the hazard perception part at the moment lol.

    Claire ||

    • Reply
      Sophie Wright
      March 15, 2017 at 9:37 am

      I think you need 45 out of 50 on the questions and 44 out of 75 on the hazard perception, but that’s just from memory so it might not be 100% correct! I struggled with the hazard perception but the only way I mastered it was through practice. Also I think I struggled because I was actually clicking on the hazards too early, so I started to click when I first saw the hazard and then also click a second or two later just to make sure. Good luck, I hope you pass!

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