MONTHLY VOICE NOVEMBER

How I slow things down when things feel too much: The Monthly Voice November on Geoffrey & Grace, including some of our favourite things.

Well, November has been a real mixed bag. There have been great things happening work wise, and at the beginning of the month there was a floury of social activity. However, there have been some real lows too, and about half way through the month I wanted to crawl into bed and stay there until the new year.

Here’s the monthly voice for November, including what we’ve been up to, and what we’ve been loving…

Monthly Voice November 2016 on Geoffrey & Grace

The great thing about doing what I do, is that when things are feeling too much, I can take the pressure off. I cut down on a few things, and missed a few events in London that I would have loved to have gone to but just didn’t have the energy for. I’m now trying to slow things down in anticipation of having a proper two week break over Christmas.

Monthly Voice November 2016 on Geoffrey & GraceConsidering it is has been getting much colder we have still been spending quite a lot of time outdoors. Walks in the woods are a favourite during November.

Monthly Voice November 2016 on Geoffrey & GraceOne of our best-loved books at the minute is Nature’s Day by Kay Maguire and Danielle Kroll. It has beautiful illustrations and is divided into the four seasons.

Great children's books on nature and how I slow things down when things feel too much: The Monthly Voice November on Geoffrey & Grace.The Autumn / Winter issue of 91 Magazine came out. I interviewed the lovely Susanne Hatwood from The Blue Carrot for the A Florist’s Life feature. You can buy your copy here.

Monthly Voice November 2016 on Geoffrey & Grace

We had Hannah and her family over for lunch which was a real treat. We also managed a very wet walk on the beach. I think the girls squelched their way back up the hill. Plus, my good friend Sarah-Lou from Lapin Blu organised a lovely Winter Gathering at her home. It was perfect timing as it came at the end of a difficult week. There was lovely food, twinkly lights, and most importantly I got to see some of my favourite people, just what I needed.

I did a lovely collaboration with Mahabis for Instagram to help them promote their new range of children’s slippers. Check them out here.

Monthly Voice November 2016 on Geoffrey & Grace

I walk for about 1 hour and half each day with the school run. When walking solo I have taken to listening to my iPod. I know it’s not very 2016 of me to still have an iPod, but the truth is I wouldn’t have enough storage on my phone for any music anyway – too many photos!

I am revisiting the brilliant Midlake album The Trails of Van Occupanther I think they have just rereleased it on vinyl. It might have the best first three tracks of any album ever! Listen and let me know what you think.

Monthly Voice November 2016 on Geoffrey & Grace

Finally, I’ve been loving these shoes from Young Soles of London… plus they do grown up sizes too. Guess who might have got herself a pair? Matching mother and daughter pictures coming soon 🙂