Just like that, October is gone and November is here with its wintery winds. Soon the trees will be completely bare and all the colour of Autumn will be gone.
It was this time last year that I sat and wrote the very first Monthly Voice. I can’t believe that twelve months have passed, and here I am again thinking about what filled our days during October.
Here’s what we’ve been loving, and where I have found some inspiration this month…
October was gloriously sunny, and full of golden days. Autumn seems to have been particularly spectacular this year, and we have made sure to soak every ounce of it up. We spent a colourful afternoon at the Pumpkin festival at Slindon, and came home with armfuls of gourds and squashes.
As always we have been bringing nature into our home to help us celebrate the season. Bailey and I made a simple leaf garland, apple garland with wooden beads, and we have dotted pumpkins and other nature finds throughout our home.
At the beginning of the month I was over on the ‘A Playful Day’ podcast talking to Kate about motherhood, creativity and infertility. You can still listen to the episode here, (and all the other episodes from the series so far here). It was difficult to re-visit the subject, and it made me think back to this post I wrote last year. Thank you to those that have emailed, or messaged, or commented on social networks. Coping with secondary infertility is a process for me, and it’s wonderful to feel your support, and know that I am not alone.
We feel very lucky that Bailey gets to attend Forest School as part of her learning. Her class had their first session, and they spent the whole day outside amongst the trees. When I picked her up she said “Mummy, I want to do ‘Forest school’ every day – wouldn’t that be something 🙂
Our new Drift mattress arrived, just in time for us to hibernate, and have some duvet days, this Winter. It’s so clever how it comes delivered all rolled up in a bag.
I read The Girl on the Train in a week, and loved it.
I had the best day in London; I took myself to see the Danielle Wellington exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, then I got to meet some of my favourite people. To top that off, I was invited to attend a Pinterest party, where I got to chat to some lovely bloggers and influencers, and find out what plans Pinterest has up its sleeve.
Finally, we spent a very happy day at a local apple festival. There was apple bobbing, and lots of kids activities. Plus Julia Donaldson and her husband sang some of her wonderful songs to a tent full of excited children (and adults). The four year old loved joining in with the songs and actions, and has felt so inspired since, that we have played the CD at home lots. Plus she has also started making up her own songs. On the school run the other day, she had me smiling as she serenaded me with a song about Autumn.
Wrap up warm for November.