Things to do in February


January 2018

With the essence of Spring rearing it’s head, we’re starting to look forward to the milder months ahead. Daffodils are filling the flower markets and shops (and our rooms by default) with that hopeful yellow brightness of Spring. February, although still cold, is a great month to start noticing the buds on the trees re-forming and the bulbs starting to sprout up in the parks.

So, we’ve put together some ideas and inspiration for the month of Feb. Craft events, food festivals and our monthly book recommendations – what’s not to like!


The Creative Craft Show

A bit of craft to get you inspired for Spring

The Creative Craft Show – 1-3 February 2018 – Manchester

This Creative Craft Show is the perfect way to start to Feb for all you Manchester-based crafters. With cross-stitch, jewellery, paper-craft and knitting amongst the bill, this show is sure to get you inspired for new projects and new hobbies. Expert advice, workshops and demos and a load of fun activities for all ages will fill the weekend – certainly not one to miss if you are in or nearby Manchester the first weekend of February.



Food Festivals Galore

Cardiff Viva! Vegan Food Festival

This Vegan fair is held on 24th February – with vegan and vegetarian food coming more into the mainstream with things like ‘veganuary’, this looks like a great way to be inspired and get a helping hand into a more sustainable and healthy way of eating. Tickets are only £3 and there’ll be demos and stalls aplenty to drool over.

Wakefield Rhubarb Festival

Also on the bill for February is the Wakefield Food, Drink and Rhubarb Festival from Friday the 23rd to Sunday 25th. Expect lots of cooking demos and local rhubarb in it’s many different forms. It will be a huge celebration of local produce in Yorkshire!


Our book club

Check out our recommendations for the month…

You may remember a few months back we recommended The Outrun by Amy Liptrot in a blog post – a wonderful book set in Orkney about the healing power of nature. Well, this month is another Orkney-based book about cold water swimming – this time by Victoria Thompson. Expect lots of profound inner reflections, dealings with grief and rediscovering joy through nature. A book to really dive into and get submerged, excuse the pun!

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