Oh hi November!

I was going to start this with, “Oh hi November, where did you spring from?” Then “where did you fall from?” But thought it a bit silly so…

Wow unbelievably November is here already, I don’t know about you but so far, this year seems to have flown by!

I read this today and thought it was lovely, so thought I’d share:

“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolour, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.”

Stanley Horowitz, author.

So October bought us Halloween and all it’s associated stuff. Personally I’m not a big fan of Halloween. Is that bad of me to say so? As I child I never went trick or treating because I wasn’t allowed to and I didn’t take my children trick or treating either. I know lots of people think it’s fun and really get into it, but being quite shy I guess I would have felt uncomfortable knocking on a strangers door expecting them to give out sweets or treats. Also I don’t really like it when people are in costume and you can’t see their face. Am I unusual in that? (Or just a bit weird, hmm…)

The last week or so of October I feel like I’ve been in a bit of a downward spiral so I’m looking up from now on! So November is going to be Move-mber (see what I  did there?) I’m going to dust off the Wii fit, err get some batteries for it and get back into a bit of flying, skiing, majoretting and hula hooping!

Anyway, so what else has November got in store? Well I MUST try and get at least a couple of Christmas presents in November this year. Seriously, every year and I mean EVERY, I tell myself I’m going to get a bit ready for Christmas earlier than December, whether it be getting my cards or buying some presents. And every year I leave it til December. How stupid! It’s not like Christmas is some huge surprise every year and you never know what day it’s going to fall on. I don’t know why I leave some things so late, it’s daft isn’t it. I always have to rush to write my cards and get them posted on time! And I always say “next year…” then the next year I say the same, repeat repeat repeat, get the picture?

So maybe this year as I’m working a different work pattern and have days off during the week sometimes, I actually might be able to get a little organised and prepared. I nearly bought some cards today in the supermarket but I couldn’t decide which ones to get. Maybe that’s my problem…

Yes delving into it, that’s probably my issue isn’t it? Indecisiveness and overthinking, back to that old chestnut again!!


  1. You should totally have opened formally with those lines, I chuckled. Lol.

    And hasn’t time just gone so quick. My wife and I were just discussing the same thing, needing to start Xmas present shopping early next week. It’s much easier earlier.

    Anything new and exciting planned for the blog this month? And new challenges?


    • Christmas shopping is so much easier when done early, but I still haven’t done much. At least I have bought a couple of presents which is better than normal!!
      Well I’m thinking of adding a string to my bow where my blog is concerned but not quite decided yet. I’m finding it hard to devote as much time to my blog as I’d like to because of my new job but I am hoping I’ll get back into it!
      It will be even more lovely for you this Christmas with little Everley won’t it! 🎄😀


      • What do you mean ‘string to your bow?’ I haven’t heard that one before. You’re not leaving us are you? I hope that means a pat in the back, your doing well.

        Indeed, Christmas will be very sweet. The first Christmas is always special. Family is just so important. All we really have through life that really matters.


      • Hi Ivan, an official explanation is this:
        If someone has more than one string to their bow, they have more than one ability or thing they can use if the first one they try is not successful.
        So maybe it’s not a great description 🤔 I’m not giving up my blog, I mean I’m thinking of adding an additional kind of feature to it. Thank you for the compliment 🙂
        You are so right about family…and honestly it’s scary how quickly they grow up…


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