Sunday, 27 November 2016

Autumn Update

Hey guys,

How quickly has Autumn flown by? I wasn't quite ready to let go of Summer, although I do love the fun of Autumn; the colours, layering up, fun events such as Halloween and Bonfire Night, and let's not forget Pumpkin Lattes! Yaaaaas!! Autumn is fun, and I've had a pretty good one!

Let me fill you in on what I've been up to the past few months...




September

September saw my eldest move into Year 8 of secondary school. YEAR 8? I can't quite get my head around it myself, but let's hope this is a better year for him and he starts maturing a little!

The main event this month was my best friends wedding. Myself and the other bridesmaids were busy making sure all the final touches were in place, in terms of our bridesmaid duties, to ensure Jemma and Scott had the most amazing day. And the day was just perfect. The sun came out, Jemma looked beautiful [I'd been SO nervous about doing her wedding makeup, but I think she was happy! :)] and it was just the BEST day! The photographer on the day was Nottingham based Austen Blakemore, who captured the day perfectly. He was great; accommodating, passionate and constantly on-the-go looking for the next great shot. Jemma and Scott are SO happy with the photos, they really did choose a fantastic photographer! For more info on Austen, you can find his website here.

The rest of the month was a whirlwind of toddler groups, soft play, Autumn walks, work and family time. I was also invited along to the Lush Christmas Launch which was great fun, Lush have some amazing stuff around Christmas Time!

At the end of September, myself and my friends Sue and Jemma went to see Bridget Jones' Baby at the cinema after some yummy Italian food. It's such a great film, I loved it.



My most popular post this month was To my Best Friend on your Wedding Day.




October

It started to get a lot colder this month, brrr! The first weekend of October was spent in Milton Keynes with my friends Laura, Alex & Amy to celebrate 10 years of our friendship. How cute?? It was a fab weekend, a bit of shopping and lunch then back to the hotel for a pyjama party and well needed catch up! It's been SO long since the 4 of us were together, it was great to see them all!

Taylor got his Reading Award at the Library for borrowing lots of books, which he was super proud of! And Bradley seemed to be getting on a little better at school.

I had a great month blogging wise, page views were up, followers grew quite a lot, income was up and I was invited to some great events. I really enjoyed the Highcross' Your 5 event, learning to put a great Autumn wardrobe together. And James and I made the most of trying out Cosy Club's new menu, which you definitely should try!

This was the first year that Taylor started to understand 'Halloween' a little more. We had great fun doing Halloween crafts and preparing treats for the trick or treaters and we also dressed up and did a little trick or treating ourselves. He loved it and was very polite! :)



My most popular post this month was 5 Items to Revive Your Wardrobe.



November 

Winter weather has well and truly hit now. The leaves are falling off the trees, the nights are dark. In fact it's constantly dark. My blog photography sucks in this light! But, we've been wrapped up and enjoying the festivities. 

We took Taylor to his first firework event. Last year he was frightened of the noise but this year he's been really enjoying getting ready for firework night, watching them out of the windows and doing lots of firework crafts and we had a great time at the bonfire party. 

I met up with my friends Sandra, Syreeta and Donna this month for some yummy food, drinks and a good catch up and I popped up to Nottingham to see Jemma to celebrate her birthday. We went for lunch and to see Girl on the Train at the cinema. We'd both read the book and were super excited to see it.

Bradley hasn't had a great month at school which has been disappointing for us all. He keeps getting in trouble for being silly, being late to classes and not handing in homework on time [despite me asking every single day if he has any...] Nothing we are doing is helping, I think this is something he just needs to ride out and learn from his own mistakes. 

Taylor did a Sponsored Welly Walk with his childminder, to raise money for Children in Need, which he enjoyed. And he has been starting to get excited about Christmas too. We've been to see some reindeer and we're off to see Santa tomorrow too!

James and I managed a date night again this month, courtesy of Pizza Express and their new Christmas menu. Keep your eyes peeled for the full review soon!


My most popular post this month was Cosy Club - a review



So that was Autumn, how was yours?



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54 comments:

  1. Doesn't time fly with your eldest being in year 8. My son is in uni and it only seemed like yesterday he was born.

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  2. Sounds like autumn has been good to you, I can not believe how cold it started getting and now its only half 4pm and its already dark. Looking forward to your pizza express review

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    1. It was a fun season! I'm not a fan of the cold though!

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  3. Your little ones are so so cute! A little belated but congrats to your best friend's wedding! May winter be just as fun (and cozy hehe) x

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  4. What cute pictures! And I bet you had a real ball at your friend's wedding - sounds fab

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  5. It's great when little ones are old enough to enjoy the firework events. Mine went this year for the first time or at least my eldest 2 and they loved it. I did jump at a few of the bangs though.

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  6. Aw looks like you've all been busy, glad your little one enjoyed his first "proper" Halloween! :)

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  7. Looks as if you have had a few busy months and I know what you mean about the September school year starting one of mine began college and left school

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  8. Sounds like a very busy few months, the time goes far too quickly doesn't it.

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  9. I love reading round-up posts like this! It sounds like you've had an exciting couple of months! xo

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  10. Sounds like a great few months! Me, I just feel I've been working all the hours in the day. This week though (my birthday week!) I'm going to take more time out for myself though.

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  11. Wow what a busy couple of months you've had! Glad you had a good Halloween though x

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  12. I have no idea where Autumn went it suddenly seems that winter has just taken over. Autumn was really good but over way too quickly x

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  13. I'm pleased you had a great blogging month in October, always lovely when things step up a bit. And I love the colour of your bridesmaid dresses x

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  14. Sounds like you've had a good autumn. I hope you have an even better winter! Thanks for linking up to That Friday Linky #ThatFridayLinky

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  15. I love these catch up posts! You sound like you have had a ball these past couple of months - Hope your eldest is enjoying Y8!

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  16. Oh blimey you have been a busy bee haven't you? Im looking forward to reading about Pizza Express and their Christmas menu, we have a work night out booked!

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  17. Lovely round up. Did you enjoy Girl on the Train? I really liked the book but haven't seen the film yet!

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  18. I love the idea of doing a seasonal update, it's a great way to keep everyone in the loop!

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  19. You have had a busy Autumn. Mine was busy too.

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  20. You have been busy! Autumn has certainly flown by, I can't believe it is nearly Christmas already!

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  21. Sounds like you have had a bust Autumn.......so glad your friends wedding went well

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  22. Time flies by! I love posts like these - I do write a monthly one - with a photo a day (more or less) but I am so far behind! Kaz x

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    1. I've tried them in different ways but I think I'm definitely going to continue doing seasonal updates!

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  23. Sounds like you've had a great autumn :) #ThatFridayLinky

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  24. What an awesome pictures. Looks like you had an wonderful autumn.

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  25. Sound like a good couple of months! And I think is great you guys try to get at least one date night per month :)

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  26. This year has gone film steam ahead! That pizza express date sounds like my dream and your post to your best friend on her wedding day was an amazing read x

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  27. Wow you have had an amazing autumn! All i did was cosy up in the house and refused to leave until I HAD to leave for some work!

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  28. Wow what a busy Autumn you have had. I love the idea of doing a seasonal update, our Autumn has been spent kicking leaves and drinking hot chocolate! Thank you for linking with #kcacols

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  29. Lovely pics Lianne. It looks like you've had an awesome Autumn :)

    Louise x

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  30. Sounds like a busy autumn with lots of good times! #kcacols

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  31. Sounds like you've been really busy recently. I agree with you about your son and his homework. Some things they have to learn for themselves. My daughter is exactly the same #kcacols

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