I can’t believe it’s nearly September! There’s always something a little sad about the end of August – the end of summer and holidays. Summer rarely sticks around for long in Wales anyway!
→ Things that made me happy in August
Finally having a garden to sit out in 🙂 All the Dahlia we planted back in March (except one that got scoffed by slugs…) popped up at the start of August too – but if you follow me on Instagram you’ll be well aware of that. I feel like all I’ve been posting on there recently are snaps of Dahlia heads.
Having a couple of bites on the novel submissions front – even if they come to nothing – was a welcome surprise.
→ The best meal I cooked
Tuna Poke. Such an easy, summery dish.
→ Favourite Adventure
Definitely the trip up to see the Red Kite Feeding Centre.
Three years of marriage without killing each other. Achievement unlocked.
Lidl’s Cinnamon Buns. I’ve eaten so many this month that I wouldn’t be surprised if I turned into one.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I’d been desperate to read it for a while – but it was completely different to what I was expecting, in a good way though! (read my review here) 🙂
The weather’s been having a strop all summer so I didn’t get the chance to wear all those summer dresses and sandals I’ve got. Forever optimistic however, I did buy this skirt from H&M – and I practically wore this old T shirt from Zara every damn day.
Other than the usual soundtracks I listen to while I write (a lot of Ennio Morricone and Thomas Newman), I couldn’t get P!nk’s ‘Just Like Fire’ out of my head – and also Bastille’s Good Grief.
That 70’s Show. I used to love watching it back in the day but kind of dipped in and out and so I never saw every episode, or even followed in order – but thanks to the beauty of Netflix, I can binge it from start to finish. If you’ve never heard of it, it’s basically an American sitcom that follows a group of teenagers during their final two years or so of high school back in the late 70s – full of pop culture references, great music… and Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis. 🙂