How quickly has September flown over please? I honestly had to sit down over the weekend and really think about what I have even done this month never mind what made me feel happy! I hope you have also had a good month! Let me know in the comments what you’ve been up to.
a drink and a book!
I have been trying to pop into my local coffee shop or pub after work recently, just for half an hour to forty minutes for a quick bevy and to read some of whatever book has taken over my life that week. I have really enjoyed this, and sort of forgot how good it is just to take a small break away from the daily chaos routine of life.
So this isn’t something that pops up on here but probably will over the winter months when the garden comes to a stand still, but I often paint warhammer miniatures and I bloody LOVE it. At the beginning of the month LL’s entered me into some painting competition and give me only 6 days notice to get my miniature painted! I have no idea where I placed other than definitely not first (ha) but I am really proud of myself for getting it finished and entering as well as being mega proud of LL’s winning first place in the youngbloods competition!
It’s officially jumper season again up North! I dug all my winter knits out and they are ready and waiting to go, I’ve worn a few already but last week we weirdly seemed to re-enter the summer temperatures again, which along with the damp is probably amazing for the slugs, but not so amazing for our vegetables!
I found my first lot of black flowers to slowly introduce to the garden next spring! Black tulips also known as Late Queen of Night, I don’t think my mam and dad know what they’ve let themselves in for #gothgarden.
This one may be a recurring theme throughout these posts as being in the garden just makes me beyond happy especially when things are growing as it feels like I have accomplished something. This month the summer harvest was removed from the vegetable patch, and we have prepped the soil by digging it over and adding the compost bins contents to the soil before leveling it off and planting some autumn winter vegetables. I still need to get some garlic and onions but so far we have spring cabbage, leeks and cauliflower.
So as mentioned above the summer harvest was removed just before the end of September and it is amazing what we have managed to grow from one small plot of land! Potatoes, courgettes, shallots, broccoli, cabbage, rhubarb and enough beans to sink a battleship with!
The run up to Mabon / Autumn equinox blessed us with some beautiful sunsets! Usually we don’t get to see these up North in September as the sky is always dark with rain clouds, but we somehow hit lucky this year with fantastically clear, dry sunny days which meant the sunsets were magical to witness with their hues of purple and pink and the baby blue sky above!
I know a weird one. But it is finally porridge season and don’t lie, there is nothing better when the cold mornings set in then this little warm fuzzy hug in a bowl! Also can we talk about how Olive and Beans take out porridge is the bloody best in Newcastle! They use proper scottish oats, drown it in maple syrup and top it with raspberries and strawberries. I’m drooling at the thought.
night out with my favourite!
The thing that made me most happy this month was the first night out in FOREVER with one of my favourite humans in the world! We went out for pizza and to a talk about the psychology of serial killers which sounds grim but it was incredibly interesting and such a good night out!