Hello again. I’m enjoying the familiar comforts of early autumn – well-worn jumpers, crunchy leaves, you know the drill. I’ve been thinking about goals for the last quarter of the year and looking ahead to 2019. Here are a few of my favourite things from this month.
Hello and goodbye, August. Although I’m as ready for new stationery and ankle boots as everyone else on Instagram, I’m pleased to have squeezed in a few more summer reads. Scroll for book recommendations and other favourites from the past month.
October brought grey skies that turned pink at dinner time. Crunching leaves. Meals shared with family. It meant catching up with friends over mugs of tea after too many months, and smiling at thoughtful cards. Enjoying the scent of candles and the sweetness of the last bite of birthday cake. Anticipating what’s next.
“Things are both fine and not. Beginnings and endings are happening side by side. Life is messy and important and joyous and heartbreaking.”
These words from Meg Fee sum up August for me. This month, grey days stretched into sunny evenings with people I love. I worked, rested, then became ill and played less than I would have liked to. I visited the Peak District with work friends, appreciating slow, shared meals and a break from screens.