My Month In... October


Chilly mornings, darker evenings, slipper socks, hot frothy coffee, chunky knits, cosy candles: it's time to get our hygge on. Here are my favourite moments from the last four weeks:

1. Cottage Renovation

This month we've been settling in to live at Mama & Papa B's while we renovate our new cottage. While it's been an exciting adventure so far, I didn't realise how emotional it would be to leave our previous home, as we'd put so much work into it over the last five years. But our new home is worth every second of upheaval as it's going to work better for us as a family in the longer term. L's doing a sterling job project managing it - it's incredible what's been achieved in the last few weeks. For behind-the-scenes renovation snaps follow my Stories on Instagram.

2. Down The Rabbit Hole


Sister S treated Mama B & me to an early birthday and Christmas present - we went to see Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by The Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. It really was the most incredible day - quality girly time, dressing up (rare these days!), brunch, champagne and the most incredible ballet production of my favourite book. We sat in a box (first time ever) and it gave us an amazing view. One of the best days this year. So lucky to have the best sister in the world.

3. Halloween


J's first Halloween! While he's too young to fully understand the concept, he loved going to his first Halloween party with his besties, dressed as a pumpkin (of course). It's also Mog's favourite season, naturally.

4. Dog Walks & Days Out

Now we're staying at my 'home home' we're also pitching in with the fur baby of the house: Moose. He's a two-year-old labrador who needs walking / feeding / cuddling regularly! It's been nice to take him out in the morning when everything's light and fresh - a great way to start the day. (J loves watching Moose explore the hedgerows!) We've had some incredible weather this month so we've also visited some places on our family bucket list. We've been using L's big camera to take some seasonal snaps of J for the family album.

5. Birthday & Christmas Planning

J & I have been making some DIY gifts for Christmas.

J & I have been making some DIY gifts for Christmas.

With L, J and Mama B's birthdays in December as well as Christmas, I've been using my spare minutes to plan plan plan! Especially J's first birthday - I can't wait to see his face when he sees his decorations / presents and has his first taste of birthday cake!

What were your favourite October moments?