Hello folks! I seem to have completely misplaced the month of September but maybe that isn't too surprising given it was quite an eventful month!
The little dude started secondary school, I ended up in hospital with a kidney infection, the Queen died, and work went crazy. I've had to pickle, blanch/freeze and batch cook a glut of veggies from the garden, sort out insurance renewals, and deal with multiple household items deciding to give up the ghost in a very short space of time...
It was just a month of one thing to do after another and honestly the kidney infection completely took my legs out from under me and made everything feel like I was competing on Ninja Warrior instead of navigating the house with a laundry basket!
I had a lot of help from the husband, obviously, but there are just some things - like pickling or making sauces from scratch - that are beyond his skill set... He loves growing veggies but he relies on me to know what to do with them all! 😂
Anyway, here we are in October! I survived September! I'm fully recovered now and looking forward to my favourite time of the year!
I absolutely adore spooky season through to Christmas... It's just perfect to me.
I haven't been around much so have missed so many posts, haven't been commenting etc, because September kicked my ass. However, I share some I have managed to read and really enjoyed this weekend!
Sam talks about not feeling bookish enough... It honestly makes me sad that voracious readers like Sam feel like they're not bookish enough because people love to gatekeep and try to slap arbitrary "rules" on everything.
Karen talks about Vintage Cookbooks... I loved this post as it made me think about my vintage cookbook inherited from my gran and the comments section is full of such stories!
FYI, I'll also be around a lot more now as my home routine is finally getting back to normal.
Since my last update, I've read 5 books. It's not much but I'm grateful just to be reading.
Love on The Brain by Ali Hazelwood
Wild Knight by Annabel Chase
Three Dog Knight by Annabel Chase
Deadly Knight by Annabel Chase
One Knight Stand by Annabel Chase
Due to being quite ill then recovering from said illness, I spent a lot of September glued to a screen... And I mostly watched entertaining but mindless nonsense like Australian Ninja Warrior (2019) on catch up TV - I was hooked and refused to look up who won as I wanted to be surprised, lol - before discovering that the British version had resumed and was airing now... So I caught up with that too!
I've been watching Rings of Power (I don't think I like it but I'm watching it anyway) and House of the Dragon (which I'm really enjoying). Lower Decks is back for S3 and that's kept me giggling... And there was lots of coverage after the death of the Queen - including the funeral - that I watched too. The day of her death was the day I ended up in hospital so there really wasn't much else to do but doom scroll and watch in between the meds and snoozing.
I also had another run through of Heartstopper as the little dude complained that he wanted to watch it and I'd committed a huge sin when I watched it without him! So we watched it together and it was just as adorable the second time around!
Then there was watching For All Mankind with the professor... We're only half way through S1 and I'm still interested in it but not riveted.
In terms of movies... I think I've only watched Hocus Pocus 2 which was our Friday night movie this week.
All in all, I don't think it hits the highs of the original but I liked it! Really not to shabby for a sequel.
And that's it from me! How was your September?
PS - The issues with the new blog url (.co.uk) not showing up in RSS feeds like bloglovin and feedly resulted in me having to get another new url (.uk) and do a whole load of background stuff on blogger... It was frustrating af, folks! But it should all be fixed now! Phew!
Have a good week!