So September… was 30 days of crazy I tell you.
Some of it good crazy, other bits were more bawl your eyes out crazy.
It’s safe to be said that work, life, diy and selling a flat don’t always mix well.
September was the month the OH (that’s other half for those of you new here!) made an angry ninja cloud cushion… never let it be said that he doesn’t put any ggrrr-ness to good use!
It was the month that my migraines – after being gone for a year – came back with avengence. Thanks body, yes I know I need to chill out more but making my brain feel like it’s going to burst doesn’t exactly help!
But it was also the month that the BBC said they were going to make my (very) short film I wrote for them. Yay!
It was also the month that I lost at scrabble to the OH when he played this triple word score! (Ozone was his word too!!)
And it was the month we did our first ever stall at a car boot sale. I didn’t exactly appreciate the 6am start but by the time we left, £150 better off, my cheeks were aching from grinning all morning. Regular car booters do seem to have a line in the best/most unexpected chat!
And it was the month in which the Cosmo Blog Awards ceremony was held.
I couldn’t go so my little sis Evie went in my place. (I’m betting you can all guess which one she is!) I didn’t win but she had a lovely time meeting bloggers Carrie from WishWishWish, Sarah from The Loves and Life of a London Girl and Nikki from Girl Geek Chic. Darn London for being so far away sometimes.
It was also the month of interviews… I did an online one about being nominated for the Cosmo Awards and then we did an interiors one for Scotland on Sunday’s At Home magazine.
It doesn’t scan that well but hopefully they’re going to send me a pdf or the photos soon so I can share it properly. I do so love this shot of our grey ninja cat!
And speaking of cats, it was also another month of them doing this… yup, hiding in the bedroom/under the duvet due to work being done in the flat…
… and me doing this… Yup, repeated trips to Ikea can really take it out of you!
I think after this trip (to sort out another kitchen thing) I swore I was never ever going back… and we were back a week later!
Ok, so this isn’t me back at Ikea but doesn’t it look like I could be… if I shrank suddenly!
With two mortgages to pay and so much going on, there wasn’t a lot of room for fun in September. (I also think sometimes when you’re stressed, you don’t allow yourself to have fun if you know what I mean?)
But a day out now and then to see some art does wonders for the soul… especially when the museum tells you ‘everything is going to be alright’ on the way in!
As for the big table and chairs, ok so maybe I don’t quite get the ‘art-ness’ of this but it made me smile and that’s what’s important right?
Because the lesson that September has taught me is that I need to take things a bit easier and take better care of myself.
Not entirely sure I know how to do that so all suggestions welcome… how do you guys stay sane when life is crazy?
Here’s to October being a nice, happy, pain-free-brain month!