It finally feels like I’m getting back into some sort of routine with my blog – it’s only taken me two months, but I’m very slowly getting there! I’m still not quite up to date with my monthly wrap ups, but again, I’m getting there. September has certainly been a much better month, and a slightly less stressful one that that we’re feeling a bit more settled into our new house. While we still don’t have a sofa, pretty much everything else is nicely coming together which is definitely making things easier and making me feel more positive. If only we could say the same about the whole pandemic situation, right? Sorry, too soon. Anyway, here’s my roundup of everything that’s happened this September.
What’s Been Happening
Bottomless brunch with the girls was probably the main event this September – it was the first time I’d got properly dressed up since before March, so I went all out – heels and everything. Unfortunately, I was very hungover. Liam and I had gone to some friends’ the evening before where I drank A LOT of wine. While I woke up feeling fine, as soon as I sat down in the restaurant I instantly thought I was going to die. I was sweating, I felt sick and the idea of drinking made me feel even worse. Sadly, it meant I didn’t get to take full advantage of the ‘bottomless’ side of the bottomless brunch – it was only after eating some chips I started to feel I could get on it again, by which point we had only half an hour left. Despite that though, it was a fabulous day and it was so nice to see the girls properly for the first time in over 6 months.
Buying a Lot of Clothes
During the early months of lockdown, I spent a lot of time hating myself. Where I’d given up on the idea of putting makeup on in the mornings and wearing anything other than jeans and a slouchy £3 top from Primark, I’d walk past a mirror and want to punch the shit out of it. That’s when I realised that I needed to sort myself out. I was deeply unhappy with how I looked and it was starting to affect my mood. Following inspiration from Daisy Edgar Jones in Normal People (come on, you knew I was going to mention it at some point), you’ll know I got myself a Marianne fringe, and this month marked the next phase of my mid-life crisis style makeover. In short – I spent A LOT on clothes. I’m fed up with looking like a bag of crap every day, so I treated myself to some new stuff. I know you’re supposed to embrace your natural beauty and all that, but my confidence is low anyway (and it always has been) – a bit of make-up and a decent outfit makes the world of difference to my self-esteem, and if that’s the difference between me feeling positive and me wanting to kick the shit out of every mirror in my house, I’ma do it.
Tilly’s Extra Cuteness
I’m not entirely sure what it is, but since we moved house, Tilly has become so much more sociable. Before, she’d run and hide whenever anyone came to visit (with the exemption of our mums), but now, she sluts it right up. She’s been diving on people’s laps, meowing for attention and even coming to greet the various maintenance men that have been coming in to do repairs. Part of me thinks where she sees our friends and family coming in, she gets that normality back and it reiterates to her that this is her home now, but there’s another part of me that thinks maybe she can sense that we’re happier here. She’s not only more sociable, she’s more cuddly and more playful too – it’s like she’s so much happier. I feel like a proud mama – she’s settled in so well!
Our Dishwasher is Fixed
I mentioned last month I had major beef with our dishwasher being broken – spoiler alert: it’s fixed! Honestly, I have never been so grateful for an appliance. I’ve never owned a dishwasher before and the novelty of loading it up every night still hasn’t quite worn off yet!
Ordering some new clothes.
Dinner, drinks and games at Cheryl’s house.
Cuddles with Tilly.
Meeting up with the girls for bottomless brunch.
The dishwasher finally got fixed!
The new series of Bake Off started – also as a side note, I’m loving Matt Lucas as the new host.
Tilly’s new habit of bringing her toys upstairs in her mouth one by one while we’re working.
Watching Famalam – it’s the most hilarious BBC Three sketch show written and performed by black comedians. Check it out on iPlayer, it’s fantastic!
Various dinner visits with friends coming to see the new house.
My new Taylor Swift print arrived for my office.
Month in Pictures
Coming Up Next Month
It’s a bit odd writing what’s happening “next month” given that at the time of writing, I’m halfway through it. I guess the biggest thing is that October marks our 5th wedding anniversary, and then of course there’s a fair bit going on on the mental health front – we’ve got World Mental Health Day (also my wedding anniversary, who knew?!) and OCD Awareness Week. I’d love to say I’ve planned special content (and I’ve done a little bit), but realistically, I’ve still not quite had the time. And to think I was considering doing Blogmas this year! LOL.
How was your September? Let me know in the comments!