I have loved this week, particularly the darker evenings. Aside from a major ‘showdown’ Win and I had one morning over getting dressed it has been very peaceful, laid back and low key. We’ve seen friends and grandparents, been swimming, worn wellies every day, baked and played lots of games indoors.
Yesterday we spent the day at my parents house playing with cousins, and I loved having a good catch up with some of my family members. We carved pumpkins, ate soup, chilli and jacket potatoes, followed by a torch walk, hot chocolate and biscuits. My mum has a way of making them feel so special and welcome. I don’t quite know how she does it.
I’m a little obsessed with Fashion Me Now written by Lucy Williams. She travels to the most stunning places in the entire world, all whilst looking completely gorgeous. I love reading about her travels and dreaming a little – ok, a lot.
On Wednesday night I saw ‘Suffragette’ with three of my sisters. One of the most moving and beautiful films I have ever seen. I got home and literally kept Jared awake for hours going on and on about it. Every emotion was captured perfectly and I hadn’t quite realised just how much so many women sacrificed. It should be compulsory viewing for all women in our country. We went to see it at the Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds after gelato, which added so much to our little evening together. I’d like to see it again before it leaves the cinema.
Jake Bugg every morning during breakfast. Jared is a big fan.
I’ve been working on a lovely little project in collaboration with Oxfam and ParcelHero. A charity advent calendar that will be auctioned on the Oxfam eBay account. 24 bloggers, 24 individually decorated boxes and 24 handmade gifts. I painted the sides to look very Christmassy, but I don’t want to give too much away! It goes up for auction on the 18th November and the best thing is that you can keep the wooden boxes year after year. Win and I had fun making the gifts to go inside.
We also made some sweet woodland bunting out of brown card. I am an awful artist, so I have no idea how the animals came out recognisable! I used Google to find silhouettes and then I just used a pencil to draw an outline. After cutting them all out I then used a sewing machine to create a garland.
Black jeans, trainers and jumpers…every.single.day. Trainers and I are getting on beautifully at the moment.
Have a lovely (and not too spooky) weekend.