A few weeks ago I was feeling really rough, the kind of thing that leaves you flopped in the bed, absolutely miserable and utterly sorry for yourself. I’m sure you’ve all been there at some point. Thankfully I’m much better now, but it did give me a chance to read through a few more blog posts than I normally get chance to do and watch a few extra YouTube videos, so it wasn’t all bad.
I have been reading Amie’s posts for a number of years and she is one of only two people that I know who love Autumn more than I love chocolate. Her posts are so warm and cosy, and can brighten even the dullest of moods. Amie is such a lovely blogger and has been there to support me whenever I’ve felt ready to give up. It was her blog post 6 Amazing Things From The Last Couple Of Weeks that inspired me to write a few of my own and to remind me that life is not all bad even when I’m not feeling that great.
So here goes.
1 I found out that my sister from Canada is coming over and staying with us for a few weeks, I am so looking forward to seeing her I’m bursting with excitement. We’d never met until a few years ago, we both have the same dad and were brought up in different countries. I feel as though I’ve known her forever as we’ve become so close. I’d better start getting in a few supplies and making the spare room look pretty. It definitely needs some lovely fresh flowers for when she arrives.
2 The latest Blogosphere Magazine dropped through my letterbox, it’s so much better than searching round different WH Smith stores only to find they haven’t got it in stock. I always find loads of inspiration from amazing bloggers. I’d treated myself to a raspberry muffin and a large cappuccino to enjoy while I flicked through the pages. Pure indulgence, I know, but we all need a little me time every so often.
3 Hurray, Strictly is back, bringing glitz and glamour to my Saturday night TV. I love everything about the show, the dancing, the music, the costumes and this year sees an amazing line of celebs all fighting for the glitter ball trophy. Another show I’ve been absolutely gripped by is Bodyguard. It stars Richard Madden, who is better known for playing the role of Robb Stark in Game Of Thrones. I’m sure there will be a lot more twists and turns before the series finishes.
4 I finally finished a crochet blanket that I’d started years ago, then lost all interest. After watching a few YouTube videos where people are either knitting or crocheting, it gave me the motivation to carry on. It’s nothing special and literally made up of scraps of wool I’ve picked up in charity shops, but it’s the cosiest blanket ever. I’m pretty bloomin proud of myself for actually getting it done.
5 On a final note, can I just say I’m finally ready for Autumn. The shops are full of it, everyone seems to be talking about it on social media. I sent Adrian up into the loft to bring down the boxes that have been in storage all over summer. I dug out the autumnal candles, thick fluffy throws and most of my autumn clothing. I found some items I had forgotten all about, like the Monsoon animal print clutch bag and Topshop heels that are in the main photo. I’m bang on trend, just by shopping my own wardrobe. How great is that?
And I’m sure before the month’s over I will have bought at least one pair of new pjs!