I can’t believe that it’s been well over a month since I last wrote one of these posts. Time really does fly! I feel like autumn is truly over and winter has begun, although the calendar definitely says something different. I always look forward to the holidays, but I especially can’t wait for this year. I definitely could do with a bit of slowing down time.
This would have been the weekend that I was due to go to Portugal, but unfortunately I was supposed to fly with Monarch so that trip is off and I’m staying put in the country instead.
>>> Since my last trip to Berlin, I’ve also visited Bratislava. It was really lovely and I’m still wading through all my photos and will write about it as soon as I have time. I was supposed to be in Portugal this weekend for some autumnal sun and exploration, but unfortunately, I was due to fly with Monarch so that trip has been canceled. I have a “friendmas” in the Cotswolds to look forward to soon, but no foreign trips before the New Year.
>>> Halloween this year was wonderful. After 8 Halloweens in London, I had my first ever trick o’ treaters. We had a whopping 5 cute kiddos knock on our door. Harold was dressed up like the Sheriff of Hotdog Town and he stole the show. That and the sausage dog pumpkin that I carved in his honor.
>>> ‘Stranger Things 2′ was absolutely excellent. I enjoyed it even more than the first series!
>>> I completed the ’30 Day Minimalism Challenge’. Basically every day you get rid/donate/sell the number of things of the date. So on October 1, I got 1 thing out of the house. But on October 30th, I got 30 things out of the house. So by the time the challenge was completed I got rid of over 400 things that were floating around completely unused. I lot of it was random paper/flyers that I’d been holding on to for no reason, but our local charity shop got a large donation of books that I know I’ll never read again, and I sold a fair few clothes on eBay.
>>> I had the best vegan cake at Goji in York. It was cardamom and pistachio flavoured and it was amazing!
>>> Our local library has really been putting in overtime. They’ve had some amazing books in lately, and I’ve been taking out huge 10 book hauls at a time.
>>> Sam and I went on a wonderful walk through Dalby Forest with Harold last weekend. It was very peaceful and just what we needed after life had been so hectic.
>>> I’m nearly done with my Christmas shopping. (I’m obnoxious like that) But I love getting it finished as soon as possible! It included making an order with the wonderful Emma Inks, whose Etsy shop I highly recommend!
>>> I finally successfully created my own sourdough starter and baked my first few loaves of sourdough bread. It was such a slog and an ever-on-going process but I really felt like I accomplished something. (However trite it is in the grand scheme of the world.)
I’m doing a bit of work, but also hoping to make it to our local “turning on the Christmas lights” in our neighbourhood party. What are you up to this weekend?