I can’t believe it is nearly the end of November, it seems to have flown by. Only one post for me this week, as we have been a little distracted in this house by someone’s soon-to-be birthday. My husbands 40th is just around the corner, and this weekend we are having a party to celebrate. There will be friends, food and movies, and we are very much looking forward to having a house full.
Here is the second ever monthly voice, with a little round up of our month, and what has been inspiring me throughout November.
At the beginning of the month I was delighted to be featured over on A Playful Day, talking alongside Danielle about our slow living collaboration. Do pop over and have a look at Kate’s blog where you will also find her podcast series. She writes and talks about her love of making and the creative process, and has a particular soft spot for knitting. You can read the full interview with Danielle and myself here.
Throughout the month, we have been out in nature as much as the weather would allow. We had a magical play on the beach with some friends one day when the tide was out, just as the sun was going down. We were only on the sand for 20 minutes, before we needed to come in and warm ourselves up with hot chocolates. That was enough though. A dose of sea air, space, and a beautiful sunset – whilst watching Bailey have the best time ever with a friend – was all I needed to lift my spirits.
I had the urge to visit the woods lots in November. Both Bailey and I really enjoyed playing amongst the trees, and we wanted to make the most of the last of the Autumnal leaves for this year. We have now definitely said goodbye to the colour of Autumn and are heading further into the depths of Winter. I know so many people who find this transition hard, and I have to say that I have found it harder than usual this year.
The urge to hibernate and hunker down is very much setting in, and Winter sees me spending more time indoors. As a consequence I have been listening to more and more music. I get so much inspiration from my favourite albums and from discovering new artists and songs.
My audio highlights from the month were hearing a Nina Simone track that I had never heard before, and boy it is beautiful. You can listen to ‘For All We Know’ here. I’ve also loved hearing tracks from Joanna Newsom’s new album Divers on the radio, and it’s now firmly on my Christmas wish list.
Bailey loves her new Cath Kidston Dress so much, and more and more I am buying dresses for her, as it seems to be what she wants to wear most days.
Finally, it is just over a month since I wrote longing to be a mother again, and although it has been a tearful month, I can really feel myself beginning to open up once more. I have spoken about it further to friends, and getting it off my chest is definitely helping. I know it is a process, which I am at the beginning of, but I am just trying to simply acknowledge where I am, without judgement, and that this is how I am currently feeling.
Hope you have all had great months. Looking forward to a festive December.