I am back in blogland after a somewhat unexpected break of a week and a half (more on that later). Before I share the things I've been loving this September though, here's a small sneak of my birthday weekend !!
Friday saw me turn 32 (I'm 'ok' with being 32 if I can only stop aging now please!) and I was completely spoilt and overwhelmed by the effort everyone went to for me. Although Megan was unwell and at home with me, we managed lunch, had a houseful of visitors all day and I was joined by my neighbours for a girly evening of Indian food and wine. I'm planning a post of my birthday gifts as there were some lovely ones, but take a look at the cute My little Pony cropped tee and the silver cake Megan decorated for me!
September hasn't been too kind, it has seen me split with my partner and find out that my uncle has terminal cancer. Although I had lots of posts planned I have found myself unable to blog or even read many posts.
Amongst this though I have come out of an awful situation feeling extremely humbled and blessed by the support that I have received. I have the most wonderful friends, family and neighbours, who have been there for me literally around the clock whether taking me out to eat, sitting with me at Megan's dance studio, redecorating my house or staying up with me all night. Most importantly, I have the most beautiful daughter and a God that has given me the strength to come through the dark days of the last few weeks.
I'm not wishing for this to be a doom and gloom or sympathy seeking post, I believe that I am on a path and all will reveal itself shortly, but for now I am taking comfort in that my uncle is not in pain and that my life is truly blessed with some amazing people. Amongst the terrible things that are going on in the world we are also surrounded by a whole lot of love.
Here are my favourite things from September...
comfy and cute outfits. This is sure to be my autumn 'go to'.
My new Paperchase owl travel mug. Now that there is a chill in the air every morning, a cup of tea is essential on the way to work. This travel cup / flask was just too cute to pass over!
It's hot chocolate time!! That time of year when I really must limit my hot chocolate intake. It really is too tempting some days, especially when you are in desperate need of comfort food.
And last but not least.....