It’s a couple of months now since I last shared a little loves post, mostly because I’ve been having a bit of dodgy time recently and it felt forced to talk publicly about the things I was grateful for.
But things have been improving and there has been plenty to smile about in October, so it seemed like the right time to share a few of my recent highlights.
A long weekend in Prague
At the start of October we travelled to the Czech Republic for a long weekend in the capital city, Prague. The weather was still very warm and we spent three days pottering around, exploring the castle and the Old Town, wandering along the Charles Bridge and eating some delicious local food.
It’s six months since our last proper trip and it was well overdue!
A work trip to London
I started a new job this month, and took a trip down to the London offices to meet some of the team.
While I was there, I decided to make the most of my overnight stay and go to the theatre. I booked a ticket for 1984 at the Playhouse and it was fantastic, plus I was quite proud of myself buzzing around London on my own #adulting.
Some good Halloween TV
This week we started watching the new television adaptation of The Exorcist, and I’m already hooked!
I’m not usually that into horror films or scary shows as my imagination has a nasty habit of going into overdrive when I’m alone at night, but this one is great. The atmosphere is pitched just right: it’s creepy and dark, with moments of horror and some gore, without being too overwhelming. A lot of the effects are subtle and the acting is great.
I’m also intrigued by the story, which seems to be building into a bigger demonic conspiracy away from the central family.
Getting to know Harry Potter
Regular readers will know that I’ve recently read the Harry Potter books for the first time. Since finishing them in mid-October, I’ve been working my way through the films too. They’re perfect to watch on dark nights, curled up on the sofa with a blanket.
Earlier in the month I went along to Twisterella, a one-day music festival that takes place in my hometown of Middlesbrough across a number of venues. I went along with a couple of people from my old job, so it was great to catch up with them too, and we spent the day zigzagging between venues to see the bands.
Events like this always make me appreciate the home-grown bands in our area, as there are some incredibly talented people out there. The festival had a great community feel, with the performers mingling in the crowd as they watched other bands.
Can’t wait for next year!
Enjoying cosy autumn nights
Now that the clocks are about to change, the nights are growing longer and darker. That has meant walking the dog in the almost dark, before coming home, cranking up the heating and snuggling on the settee under a blanket. Even the dog has been keen to get in on the cosying, when she normally prefers her own space.
What have been the high points of your month?