With everything going on in the world, I really haven’t felt like writing anything this month. However, taking stock is my bloggy constant and so here I am.
Baking: A jam sponge pudding in my new Mason Cash bowl – it’s definitely been the weather for it!
Cooking: This sweet and sour chicken stir fry – I even got around to sharing the recipe!
Making: Lots of chicken soup – it’s good for the soul.
Hosting: Good friends and enjoying good times.
Having: A curry night with my friend and curry Queen, Dharish. I waited 14 years for this!
Picking: The first grapes off the vines since the Romans at The Rutland Vineyard.
Finding: This pumpkin tureen from the middle aisle of Aldi.
Admiring: All the autumn decor in our lovely local stores. If you ever come to Stamford, be sure to visit Nook.
Decorating: The fireplaces with leaf garlands, fairy lights and pumpkins. So much autumn gourdness!
Lighting: Our first fire of the season.
Coveting: All the autumn gourdness at the market (ha, see what I did there?)
Loving: Seeing friends from Sydney in Stamford. Cheers to that!
Liking: All the autumn colours.
Disliking: The news. My heart is so heavy.
Feeling: Unsettled and anxious.
Attending: The 785th Sheep Fair in the local village of Corby Glen. Yes, a sheep fair is totally a thing.
Seeing: The Morris Dancing was a highlight! Weirdly, we didn’t see any sheep.
Escaping: To the country for a weekend of fun with friends.
Crushing: On my new nails.
Starting: And finishing this new puzzle. I find jigsaws so therapeutic.
Opening: And closing our new front door. It’s a beaut!
Remembering: This time 12 years ago I was farewelling my thyroid. 2011 looked good on me!
Noticing: How the mercury is plummeting.
Turning: The clocks back – it gets dark so early now!
Watching: The Beckham documentary on Netflix. The man is a dead set legend.
Spending: Too much time on my phone looking at the news. It’s not healthy.
Wearing: Hats and waterproofs!
Dressing: Teddy up in his winter jackets (and Halloween outfits.)
Visiting: Our first pumpkin patch!
Meeting: My instagram friend from Australia in real life in Stamford. We had such a fun few days!
So now I’ve told you about my October, spill the beans about yours!