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…
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.
One 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.
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 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.