Can you believe we’re halfway through October already?! I for one am not sure where 2017 went (although I suspect I lost most of it under a haze of anaesthetic and hospital appointments) and the fact that we only have two and a half months left is nothing short of terrifying. The good news is I’m done with treatments and tests for the year (except for perhaps the odd blood test here and there) so hopefully I should only feel better as the weeks go on! With that in mind, I wanted to set some goals to see me through the rest of the year, in the hope it makes me feel like I’ve done something in 2017 other than be ill!
There’s no denying the arrival of autumn anymore, the nights are drawing in, the weather’s taken a turn for the dark and moody, and I’ve got my SAD lamp switched on every day at work. It means that in the evenings after work I’m less inclined to go out an about than I am to snuggle up on the sofa and binge watch a new series on Netflix – and I’m sure I’m not the only one! With that in mind I wanted to share my favourite binge-worthy series on Netflix, so you can while away the autumn nights in a cosy fashion too!
It’s the most wonderful time of year – the time when the Lush Halloween Christmas range drops into stores. I feel like I’ve been ready for this since January, I always think Lush really shines when it comes to it’s Autumn/Winter product drop. Of course, I had to pop into store, have a play with a new products, and today I’m rounding up my top picks for you, to help you navigate the rather hefty new release list.
Happy Monday one and all, and welcome back to my little corner of the internet. I apologise for the week off, I went into hospital for surgery at the end of September and it took a little longer to recover than I originally anticipated! I thought I was being super organised by queuing content up but it turns out I didn’t queue enough! Ah well, a little break never did any harm.
I wish I could say I’m back at work with vigour and enthusiasm, but the truth is I’m still feeling tired and sore, and fed up that I feel that way! I think I’ll certainly be taking it easy for the next few weeks, hopefully I’ll be on the mend before the little weekend away we have booked at the beginning of November!
So I thought I’d ease back into things with a happy things post, I love writing these when I’m feeling a little low, they really add a bit of pep into my day!
Having spent most of September cooped up in bed, getting over a nasty infection in my scar tissue and then another surgery, I couldn’t be more excited for October. October is peak autumn goals, it’s still not bitterly cold, the leaves are in full glory, and pumpkin spice rules in every direction. My October calendar is filling up fast, not least with doctors appointments but also with yoga classes, catch ups with friends and suitably festive activities! I’m pretty excited for the new month, and this is what my October To Do List looks like.
Rounding up my beauty favourites this month has been fairly straightforward, since I’ve pretty much been using the same products all month. Instead of rambling on about my whole makeup routine, I thought I’d pick out the five standout products, which happen to be two skincare bits and three makeup pieces! Don’t you just love it when things are simple…
It’s that time of year again where my every day makeup drawers get a reshuffle to make way for my autumnal makeup picks! I love my little seasonal reshuffles, it’s like shopping your own stash and rediscovering old loves! This year I’ve picked a few stellar products out of the lineup that I’m excited to wear over the new season!
A slight change of gears over here today, but when I had my first day surgery last year I had a precursory Google to see what I should take with me, and there was very little information available. Everything online was geared for people heading into hospital for at least a few days, rather than someone rocking up at 8am and being discharged after tea. SO, with my fourth day surgery under my belt as of last week, I thought I’d put together a list of what to pack for day surgery, just in case there are other frantic Google-ers like myself!
Sundays are all about food as far as I’m concerned and when I wake up in the morning I’m thinking about breakfast in bed. I want something hearty and filling that’s easy to cook, and this Sunday Morning Breakfast Skillet is just that!