Hello lovelies🙂 October has been a busy month for me, with lots of new things happening. September and October have to be my favourite months; the early evenings have beautiful colours in the sky, it’s still pretty mild, and the night sky is clear and full of wonder. But now we are getting close to Christmas, so I’m really excited for that; I love getting cosy and having fun nights in. Anyway, here is a little round up of my month🙂
I’ve had quite a few nights out, which have been really fun, but I do want to calm it down a little now, as I tend to go a bit nuts! I’ve been out as a pirate, been out with new friends, and I’ve really just enjoyed myself. I’ve missed having a good old boogie, so I’ve definitely been enjoying that. Here are a few piccies of the events..
Amongst the nights out, I have been managing to get out and about when I feel a bit crappy; I’ve been on numerous late night walks, met up with friends, and had lots of fun nights in. I don’t often get to have a full night with my best friend Ems, as we find it hard to find spare time together, but we managed to have a full pamper evening; this was complete with face masks, painting our nails, and perving on pics of Tom Hardy. Typical girls, I know.
The picture below was taken on Dartmoor, at Foggin Tor. We had a really long walk in the sunshine, and it felt so refreshing to be out in the fresh air. I kind of felt like I was in Lord of the Rings or something; Dartmoor is kind of mysterious like that. The long walk was made even better when we had a bit fat curry when we got in🙂
I also gave myself a bit of a challenge this month; myself and my friend Simon went to Go Ape. Go Ape is basically like being Tarzan for the day, conquering various obstacles in the trees, and swinging around. It’s extremely good fun, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself; I don’t often push myself to do fun things, but I am so glad I did, because I had the best day🙂
As you know, each day is totally different for me, and I have had a lot of ups and downs; the crazy fool that I am. The good thing about my downs, is that I have been able to get out to see people, to make myself feel better. Unfortunately, my eating had gone a bit downhill, due to all the alcohol, but I have managed to get myself back on track again, and I have been exercising a lot more. I feel like this has just been a little blip, a moment of manic behaviour; but, unlike the times before, I have recognised that, and have taken time to bring myself back down to Earth. I actually enjoy being healthy, and it gives me a huge sense of satisfaction. It makes me even happier when I can tell people my journey to veganism, and when they are actually interested in changing their eating habits. I wrote a post about the little things you can do to become a healthier person, so if it is something you would like to do, then take a little peep🙂
This month, I also started work back at the pharmacy. It is difficult, and at times I really struggle, but I felt like I needed to be doing something, so the part time hours are perfect for me. I never thought I would be able to work again, so this is a huge step for me, and it’s been great to see the people I haven’t seen for so long. The one thing I have struggled with, is the comments on my weight gain; I know people are probably saying it as a good thing, but it’s hard to accept, and at times it is really distressing; I just have to remember, that I’m doing this to be happy and healthy.
Bits and Bobs
As usual, I have been enjoying concocting new recipes for the blog, and because it’s been Halloween, it was only right to make a pumpkin pie. I had never had a pumpkin pie until now, and I can’t believe I have been missing out all my life! It’s literally the tastiest thing, ever! You can try out your own pie by following this link. I really would recommend trying it; it’s the perfect dessert for a cosy Sunday afternoon.
I hadn’t been in Lush for quite a while, but I went in just before Halloween, and I felt like such a child. I was like oh my god! at literally everything, and was sniffing everything in sight. I came home with the Heebie-Jeebie! pumpkin set, and as usual, it didn’t disappoint. The sparkly pumpkin gave me heart eyes, and I didn’t want to use it! I did a review of this set, and I have actually got a large collection of Christmas goodies, that are ready to be used and tested, so stay tuned🙂
Ohhh I love foxes so much! They are such beautiful creatures, and they really do act like little dogs. I saw this photo on the Instagram of Kirsty Waterman, and I fell in love. She looks so happy and pretty. I don’t understand how people can fox hunt, I could get into huge debate about this, but it’s not for now.
I have a love of all things tiny, but I came across this huge grape, and it really made me smile. In true Mads fashion, I took a picture, because I’m sad like that. Unfortunately, this grape no longer exists, sorry😉
This is probably my last lot of tattoos, but I am so pleased with them. I really wanted a native american wildflower piece, and I am literally crazily happy with the results. It’s a bit daunting getting such a big tattoo, but I shouldn’t care what other people think, because it’s for me. I wrote about each of my tattoos, with their various meanings, so if you’re interested in that kind of thing, take a little looky🙂
So, that has been my crazy month; now it is time to cool down, relax and stop being so manic. I need to look after myself a bit more, get back into my yoga, and get ready for the Winter ahead. I hope you guys had a lovely October, and here is to November 2015🙂