Hola end of the first week of the new term and of course September! And just like the rest of the year this week has flown by. The end of summer, the start of a new school and getting myself back into training after taking a little break. I have to say though, it was the best summer don’t you think? All those long sun filled days and weekends spreading over five months. And of course we ended our summer in Spain which was quite simply perfect. Just me and mine. That feeling of sun on your skin, a warm breeze and lazy beach days. It doesn’t get better than that although I kinda loved wearing my PJ’s on Thursday evening.
September is the start of so much change, we’re settling into a new routine with George’s school, changes with his classes outside of school and of course darker mornings and evenings. I’ve already noticed how difficult it is to get up for my 6am class, hopefully I can manage it three days a week as I really enjoying getting my training out of the way. We’re all enjoying cosying up of an evening, there is something to be said for September evenings under a blanket watching a movie. I love summer but I do adore this time of year.
And so, here is my weekly round up of all the little things I have loved…
My summer books lasted me throughout the holiday, only finishing the second book on my last day. I managed to read a book a week which was perfect for me, I’ve never really been a bookworm. I was drawn into both and kept engaged right until the end however I would probably say that How to Be Happy was my favourite. Sad in parts but a reminder of how one simple act of kindness can change a persons life forever. And then there was Eleanor Oliphant, I’m Completely Fine – I found this a really tough read right from the start. I didn’t feel like I got into it for a good few chapters and then it very quickly came apparent how horrid her mother was and the awful childhood she had had. Which is all honesty was too close to my own relationship with my mother so by the end despite being really happy for the main character it left me feeling a little sad.
Oh my goodness, so much. From watching George riding the waves in the sea to the sunset and laughter as we played cards in the evening. And then back to reality. Surprisingly we have actually really enjoyed getting back in to watching a couple of series since landing back in the UK. We stumbled across Bodyguard, wow it’s a little intense isn’t it? And then there is Ozark. A new series is back on the planner and we are storming through, I got a little tired of the last series whereas I am totally hooked this time. Some, well most of the characters are really not very nice at all but we’re powering through it. What are you watching? Ooh I nearly forgot, we watched Christopher Robin on Monday before the return to work and school. We all adored it. A childhood favourite of mine so I got a little emotional watching it. George has always loved the characters and between us we have all the teddy bears. He went straight home, watched old versions of the movie on Sky and dug out all of his teddy’s and has slept with them since. Truly gorgeous.
I am so happy that we took the Calypso suncreams away with us. The smell was so delicious and we definitely felt like our skin was protected. I’ve always been a little wary of ‘once a day’ lotions but actually I had nothing to worry about. Although as guided we did re-apply throughout the day due to spending hours in the sunshine, sweating and splashing in the sea. I personally loved the scalp and hair protection spray and used it daily which definitely helped with keeping my hair feeling smooth and not so dried out in the glorious Spanish sunshine.
A bare face, isn’t it lovely feeling the sun on your skin? Wearing no makeup and just enjoying being fresh faced. And of course all of my summer wardrobe. Dresses, skirts, sandals, headbands – definitely a new favourite accessory and of course bikinis and costumes. It was so nice not to have to think about much at all when planning my outfits. Although as we speak the weather is making a bit of a dramatic turn – which in some ways has me really excited. I have decided to have a wardrobe detox this weekend, I am forward to dusting off my autumn wardrobe and packing away my summer clothes. Anyone else done so as of yet?
We have a really slow weekend ahead of us which I am really looking forward to. Pottering, picking up bits, shopping for PE trainers (bad parent’s we forgot he needs white ones), a trip to the cinema and a lovely family meal out to treat Nanny & Grandad. George developed a love for prawns on holiday so has decided he is eating prawns and noodles. He’s such a big boy. I hope you have a great weekend. See you on the other side.
I read How to Be Happy on holiday too and loved it! (Still reading EO at the moment!)
Such a lovely story wasn’t it. I hope you enjoy EO x
You really suit off the shoulder outfits hunny, I wish I could wear them I get sick of pulling them down all the time what’s your trick? hahaha You are dressing me for our Mexico trip. I loved EO book such a fab read. So glad you had such a lovely summer vacation sounds like one to top next year will be hard!
Thank you, I agree that they seem to suit me, I need to remember that for when I’m buying more dresses.
It took me so long to get into Elenor Oliphant and yes I bet you found that so tough. But I adored how to be happy its the most beautiful story. I have loved following your trip it looks amazing and will have to try the hair and scalp spray its a nightmare on holiday with the sun x
It was such a good read, so one I’d recommend although took a while to settle into. Thank you for following along x
Ooh I’m adding How to Be Happy to my reading list, it sounds my kind of book. Your summer trip looks amazing, I’m dreaming of sunny days, but Autumn is definitely here and I’ve been getting my clothes ready x
It is a really lovely read. We had a gorgeous break thank you. I think we just have to accept the new season don’t we?
Stunning photos! I loved How to be Happy, such a lovely story. Eleanor Oliphant was just plain weird until right up until the end when things became a little clearer and you work out all was not as it seemed. I can’t believe you train 3 days a week at that time of day, that’s commitment! x
Thank you so much – it was such a lovely read wasn’t it. I actually train 6 times a week, it’s just 3 days at 6.15am 🙂 x