Another month of 2018 has flown by and it’s time for me to chat about my Octobers favourites. This past month has had some highs and lows for me. I started the month having a fabulous time in Indonesia. When I came back I suffered terribly with jetlag and the UK was in full Autumn mode.
I have always loved Autumn. I associate it with the shininess of a new school year, even all these years later. I have even done a few job changes around this time of year. I love the feel of the crisp air against my face, the rich colours that come out to play and the cosiness that Autumn brings. I love that the chunky knitwear and boots are back out and I can wrap up and go for long country walks. For the last few years I feel we have been cheated of a really good Autumn but not this year!
For the first week of the month I was sunning myself in Bali. I had an amazing time and completely fell in love with the island, the food and people. The heat was so intense and I spent a lot of time either in the shade or in the pool. It was a great mixture of learning more about another culture and letting myself relax by the pool. I definitely needed the break after such a busy year.
I finally got round to reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely fine. I had seen this book doing the rounds on social media. I really enjoyed the book and felt that I got lost in the characters world.. The second book I read was End Game which was a totally different pace. This book was a little slow for the first few chapters however once I got got in to the story I couldn’t put it down. I have already downloaded a few books ready for the next few weeks.
Catching up my blogging pals
It was lovely to have a catch up with Jo and Emma. It’s always really lovely to see these girls and we had a lot to catch up on as we hadn’t seen each other over the summer months. One thing I do appreciate is that because they have blogs it’s good to bounce ideas off them and talk all things blogs.
I have posted more content this month then I have done for a while. I feel excited about the blog and I have loads of ideas. I love putting out content for you all to read and think I had lost sight of why I’m doing this. It can be so easy to look sight of what your doing but by spending some time going back to basics I feel ready and raring to go.
This one does relates to my first point but I feel it deserves a mention. I have bought candles, blankets and a blanket basket. I love getting home on an evening and getting the blankets out whilst I watch TV, blog or read. I also treated myself to some new hats, chunky scarf and gloves so I’m ready for winter!
What was your October like? Are you embracing Autumn?